Marvin J. Haberman

NEW ULM — Marvin J. Haberman, age 103 of New Ulm died peacefully Tuesday, November 27, 2018, with his family by his side at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 am on Monday, December 3, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Father Clayton Haberman will co-celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Heron Lake later in the afternoon. The New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard will provide full military honors at the church following the Mass.

Visitation will be from 1-4 pm on Sunday, and continue from 9-10 am on Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-North Chapel in New Ulm.

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Marvin is survived by his daughter, Patricia (Robert) Gehl of New Ulm; his son, Ken (Sharon Paradise) Haberman of St. Paul; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Mary Leopold of Heron Lake, Maxine Luft of La Crescent, Marilyn Rogers of Osage, Iowa; his brother, Father Clayton Haberman of Faribault; and many nieces, nephews, and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lorraine in 2015; his sisters, Edna Haberman, Betty Shea, Helene Miranowski, Verna Schaefer, and his brother, Claire Haberman.

Marvin Joseph Haberman was born November 8, 1915, in Heron Lake, Minnesota to Alfred and Louise (Appel) Haberman. He attended country grade school near Heron Lake, but worked on his family’s farm at a young age. Marvin enlisted in the U.S. Army during the time of WWII and served from 1940-1945. Marvin served in such places as France, Belgium, and Germany. Soon after his time in the military, Marvin was united in marriage with Lorraine Kunz on April 24, 1946 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madelia. Early in his career, he worked as a barber in Madelia, but moved to the family farm in Heron Lake to work as a farmer and barber. In the early 60’s, Marvin moved the family to Springfield, but later moved the family to New Ulm in 1966 when he started Marv’s Barber Shop in downtown New Ulm. Besides his work at his shop, there were a variety of activities and hobbies that Marvin enjoyed in life. He was a member of numerous bowling leagues over the years, and also dearly enjoyed spending time with his wife and friends golfing. For fun, he and Lorraine frequented many square dancing halls with friends. Marvin also loved to share his musical talents on the concertina playing his favorite old time music. As a lifelong sports fan, Marvin would rarely miss getting to watch a Twins or Vikings game. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a past member of the Springfield Jaycees, and the New Ulm VFW. Besides his hobbies, what Marvin enjoyed most in life was time he got to spend with his family and getting to see his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. Although he lived a long and wonderful life, he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Blessed be his memory.