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Marvin J. Espenscheid
Marvin J. Espenscheid

Marvin J. Espenscheid, age 80, of Argyle, WI passed away at his home on Monday, December 07, 2020.

He was born on October 05, 1940, in Rockford, IL the son of Milton and Leona (Yokers) Espenscheid. Marvin graduated from Pecatonica High School in 1958 and attended the University of Illinois. He was united in marriage to Ruth Lehto on September 02, 1961 in Rockford, IL. He loved his family and his Hereford cattle.

Marvin is survived by his wife: Ruth Espenscheid; six children: Sarah (Kevin) Lueschow, Ben (Bev) Espenscheid, Jon (Shannon) Espenscheid, Thad (Meredith) Espenscheid, Amy Espenscheid, and Carrie Espenscheid; sixteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister: Marilyn Bicksler.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother: Gary Espenscheid.

Marvin was a member of the Argyle Lutheran Church in Argyle, American Hereford Association, Wisconsin Hereford Association, Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association, and Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association. Marvin was in the purebred cattle business for over 52 years. He will be fondly missed by his family, friends, and neighbors. 

Private family services for Marvin will be held Saturday, December 12, 2020 with Rev. Dan Bohlman officiating. A public visitation will be held Friday, December 11, 2020 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Erickson Funeral Home in Argyle (801 Milwaukee St., Argyle, WI 53504). The Erickson Funeral Home in Argyle is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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