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Marvin Leroy Mitschke

May 30, 1929May 2, 2020

Marvin Leroy Mitschke passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 90.

Marvin was born on May 30, 1929 in Houston, Texas where he lived his entire life. He was a proud Houstonian who helped build this city. At an early age, he joined his father and brother working in the family bricklaying business. Much of their work can still be seen around the Houston area; several Foley’s buildings, Memorial City, Houston police academy, and many schools are just a few. He was a meticulous bricklayer and proud of his craft. Marvin is a life member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

On a blind date in 1948, Marvin met the love of his life, Delores M. Sontag. They married November 18, 1950. They loved to spend time with family and their many friends. They hosted countless parties, holiday gatherings and weekend card games at their home. Marvin enjoyed boating and fishing on the coast, but spent much of his time at his beloved lake house.

Marvin lived his life as a hard worker. He was a quiet man who was the epitome of nice. He always wore a smile and could put a smile on those around him. Through the many challenges life threw his way, from a body cast as a teenager to a life changing accident at the age of 53, he remained kind and patient and lived courageously. He will be dearly missed by those who loved him.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Selma Mitschke; sisters Gertrude Fancher and Lillie Lindstrom; brother, Ernest Mitschke.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Delores; son Greg and wife Lisa; daughter and primary caregiver, Vickie. He was Pawpaw to his five grandchildren, Bryan Wilkins and wife Zanna, Drew Mitschke and wife Sarah, Lyndsey Bratton and husband Tate, Emily Landrum and husband Connor, and Aly Nichols and husband Casey. Marvin is also survived by five great-grandchildren; Brylee, Grayson, Maci, Carter and Tinley.

Private graveside services will be held in Woodlawn Garden of Memories. A public service honoring Mr. Mitschke will be held at a later date. Service information will be announced as it becomes available.


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Marvin Leroy Mitschke

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Ricky Winquist

May 7, 2020

I have fond memories of growing up in Hilshire Village and the Mitschke family are certainly part of those memories. Mr. Mitschke was a quiet man and could fix or build anything. I remember his garage and building small wooden boats to race down at the creek. Great man and a fine family! I’ll carry his memory with me.

Sally (Scott) Russ

May 6, 2020

Dearest Mr. Mitschke. Thanks for all the kindness you showed to my family over all those wonderful years. My parents felt blessed to have you as a neighbor and friend.
For those of us lucky enough to grow up in Hilshire Village, you were one of the dads we could count on to lend a hand and offer a kind word and a gentle smile.
May sweet memories comfort Delores, Greg, and Vickie.
Safe travels and sweet dreams, Mr. Mitschke.

Lisa Childress

May 6, 2020

May you Rest In Peace Mr. Mitschke.


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