Marvin J. Kamerlander, 96, a 38 year resident of Venice, Florida passed away January 6, 2021. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 69 years, Marian, son, Richard, and sister, Lois Strand. Surviving members are son, Robert (Roberta), 4 grandchildren, Karma (Todd), Kristen (Steven), Michael (Mackenzie) and Alexis (Jorge) and 7 great-grandchildren,
Amanda, Eric, Brooks, Brandon, Barrett, Kaitlyn and Carter.
Marvin was born and raised in Chicago. He was senior class president of Lakeview H.S., graduating in 1941. Marvin was employed at the First National Bank of Chicago, where he met his future bride, Marian, and attended classes at Northwestern University. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving in the European Theater during WWII. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Bronze Star. After the war he returned to the First National Bank of Chicago, retiring as an Executive Vice President of the Trust Department after 39 years.
In 1985 Marvin and his wife survived the St. Patrick’s Day Venice tornado that destroyed their home. They appeared in national print ads and TV commercials for Allstate.
He was a member of Lakeside Lutheran Church serving as president and choir member. One of his favorite pastimes was singing with the Venice Gondoliers Barber Shop Chapter.
His life was dedicated to God and family. His goals were to be positive, love his family, be a responsible community member and make life happier for everyone his life touched.
A memorial service will be held at a future date at Lakeside Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers or other offerings, donations can be made in Marvin’s name to the American Lung Association or Paralyzed Veterans of America.