Marvin Wesley Sweger


CLINTON, Wisc. — Marvin Wesley Sweger, 84, formerly of Rochelle, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Clinton, Wisconsin. Marvin was born on July 15, 1938, the son of John and Beauna (Weaver) Sweger in Jenks, Oklahoma. On Sept. 7, 1958, he married Gayle A. Sonderegger in Chowchilla, California. He worked for Del Monte in Rochelle until his retirement in 2000.

Marvin enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling, spending time with his family and attending his church, Full Gospel Fellowship in Flagg Center. He thoroughly enjoyed his weekly adventures to the Chana Auction Barn, looking for those great deals. Marvin always looked forward to when the tomatoes were ripe in the garden and the sweet corn was ready to eat.

He was a former member of the Rochelle Moose Club and he and Gayle had a great time being part of the Square Dancing Club in Rochelle.

Marvin is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gayle Sweger of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; four children: Marvin (Pam) Sweger, Jr. of Byron, Diane (Steve) Woody of Carthage, Mississippi, Sondra (Ken Felten) Koske of Walworth, Wisconsin and Christine (Shelly) Korrow of Lake Isabella, California; two brothers: Melvin Sweger of Fresno, California and Leonard Sweger of Merced, California; sister, Beatrice Louthron of Phoenix, Arizona; seven grandchildren: Elizabeth, Nicholas, Wesley John, Josh, Gary Allen, Shawn, Zack; eight great grandchildren: Alyssa, Abigayle, Cordell, Emma, Peyton, Emma Jo, Lillyanna and Lincoln and three great great grandchildren: Catherine, Tilly and Wilder.

In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by his brother, Doyle and five sisters: Carliss Boyett, Katherine Kues, Ruby Lewis, Arlene Kiethley and Carol Large.

Marvin will be missed by his entire family, but we take comfort in knowing he is in Jesus’s care.

The visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the funeral home with Pastor Lowell Woolbright officiating. The burial will follow the service at Trinity Memory Gardens in Rochelle. Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book. 

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