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Marvin Langebartels04/19/1981
Services for Marvin Fredrick Langebartels, 83, who died April 19, 1981 at Knoxville Rest Home, were held April 22 at Bybee & Davis Funeral Home. Interment was in Graceland Cemetery.

Military rites were accorded at the graveside by Baty-Tucker Post No. 168, American Legion and John Myers Post No. 3519 V.F.W.
Rev. Kenneth Mac Leod officiated at the services. Music was provided by James Kidder, organist and John Crawford, soloist.
Pallbearers were
Larry Cummings,
Donald Cummings,
Randy Cummings, David Langebartels, Tom Langebartels and Joe Langebartels.

Masonic services were held at the funeral home on April 21 by Oriental Lodge No. 61 A.F. & A.M.

Mr. Langebartels was born on November 27, 1897 in Marion County, the son of William F. and Mattie Kading Langebartels.

He attended Franklin Center Elementary and graduated from Knoxville High School in the class of 1918.

He was a veteran of World War I. Following the service he was employed at the Veterans hospital farm and in 1923
he bought into the clothing business with Cliff Maddy. He later was joined in business by his brother, Lyle in 1928 and they operated the business together until he retired in 1963.

He was married to Ariel Ruth Kain OD January 30, 1924 in Oskaloosa.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, a 50 year member of Oriental Lodge No. 61 A.F. & A.W. and Baty-Tucker Post No. 168 American Legion of which he was Secretary-Treasurer for many years. He was one of the members of the Baty-Tucker Post Drum
and Bugle Corp that won national recognition in the 1930’s. He managed the Knoxville Stamp Plan for many years after retiring from the store.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Lyle in 1970; a sister, Nona; and one son in infancy.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; one daughter, Mrs. James. E. (Ada Mae) Cummings, Route 2, Knoxville; one son,
Donald F. Langebartels or North Vernon, Indiana; eight grand- children and one great-grandchild.