Marlin Robert Biehn (1928-2016)

Marlin Biehn

Marlin Robert Biehn, age 87, of Somers, passed away on Sunday February 7, 2016 at Home Inspired Senior Living in Somers.

He was born in Kenosha County, the son of the Late Howard and Stella (Drissel) Biehn of Paris.

He was a graduate of Bradford High School. On August 2nd, 1952, he was united in marriage with Trudy Agnes (Fliess) Biehn at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paris, Wisconsin.

Marlin served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He was employed by Nash/AMC/Chrysler for 42 years. He also farmed in Paris for 30 years.

Marlin was always eager to use his carpentry skills whenever his church or school needed help; had his hammer and saw ready whenever his children, friends or neighbors needed some work done. He built many woodcraft items for St. John’s church or school auctions and loved to make his log cabin bird feeders. He was an active volunteer, and worked at the Soup Kitchen, as an escort driver for the handicapped and for Adopt-A-Family.

In his retirement, Marlin, along with his family, enjoyed building their Log Home in Adams County. He shared this treasure with family and many friends through the years. It was his hunting and fishing home.

He loved to play golf, cards (Sheepshead), shuffle board and was part of a walking club for good health and exercise. He enjoyed traveling to all the states, especially New Mexico and Texas and he had been to many European countries.

Marlin was very dedicated to his Catholic faith, serving the Church in many ways in honor of his Lord.

He will be dearly missed by Trudy, his wife of 63 years and by his children, Greg (Trudy) Biehn of Paris, Barbara (Rick) Richter of Rochester, Larry Biehn of Massena, Iowa, Eddie (Vicki) Biehn of Wheatland, Thomas (Sherry) Biehn of Rochester, Nancy Biehn of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Colleen (Paul) Belmont of Paris. He is also survived by his 22 beloved grandchildren, Tony, Julia, Jacob, Jenny, Ben, Kenny, Tim, Paul, Adam, Stephanie, Dan, Ashley, Doug, Sarah, Zachary, Jacqueline, Cole, Sean, Jackson, Griffin, Michelle and Emily, his 18 great grandchildren (with two more on the way) and three step great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister, Donna Etten of Burlington, and his brother, Bryon, of Paris.

Marlin was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Stella Biehn, his brother Gerald Biehn and by his daughter Michelle Biehn.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Thursday February 11, 2016 at 6:00pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paris Township. (1501 172nd Avenue) Visitation with the family will take place on Thursday from 3:00pm until the time of mass. Private burial will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery.

A special thank you to all the care givers at Home Inspired Senior Living in Somers for their love and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John the Baptist Church would be greatly appreciated.

Thoughts for Marlin Robert Biehn (1928-2016);

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope that all of your happy memories will comfort you in the days ahead. Rest in peace Uncle Marlin.

  • Margie Brandes says:

    I am so sad to hear of uncle marlin’s passing. I will always remember him as a kind and generous man with a twinkle in his eye. May the God of all comfort be very near his family in their time of loss.

  • Jill & Dan Belmont says:

    We are very sorry for your loss! Marlin was a very kind and gentle man. You all are very lucky to have him in your life for so long and have so many family memories! Sorry we cannot be there to pay our respect.

  • Gretchen Stewart says:

    I still remember all these years past of visiting Marlin and Trudy, who, as with all, welcomed their shirttail relation from Kansas. My mom spoke often and lovingly of her Wisconsin people. Please accept my sympathy in your loss.

  • Nancy,
    Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May God take care of you and comfort you now and in the coming days.
    So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great man. I am glad I had a chance to know him.

    Connie Snow

  • Very sorry to learn of Uncle Marlin’s passing. I always remember that he had a firm and genuine handshake, like my other uncles, that reflected his personality. My thoughts and prayers.

  • Connie & Joel Minton says:

    So sad to hear of Uncle Marlin’s passing. He always had a smile on his face! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace and enjoy his reunion with Michelle.

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