Marvin Depperschmidt

Marvin Leo Depperschmidt, 86, of Salina, Kansas passed away on June 5, 2024 surrounded by loved ones. He was born on May 15, 1938 in Park, Kansas to Alphonse and Matilda (Kuhn) Depperschmidt. He graduated from Park High School. Marvin served his country as a Korean Veteran.

After returning from the war, Marvin met and married Norma Hartman on June 3, 1961. They raised 4 children together. Marvin worked for Reece Construction and he and his family moved all over Kansas. In 1980, they settled in Salina.

Marvin enjoyed his time the most when he was with family. So many good memories were made over the years with the Depperschmidts and Hartmans. The big family gatherings were always something he loved. Dad loved to play lots of pitch games. Somehow Dad always had low.

Our family time at the lake in the summer at the cabin was something we all looked forward every year. He made sure all of us learned to swim and water ski. He enjoyed having other family and friends join us at the lake.

Marvin loved to do woodworking projects over the years. He was talented and made many beautiful pieces for family and friends. He was a great mentor to his boys and grandsons in many aspects. He instilled a strong work ethic in all his family. Marvin enjoyed the yard and garden. He took great pride in his yard and always had it perfectly manicured. The garden onions were always a topic of conversation.

Marvin was a devote member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. In the early years, he was able to help with yard maintenance and also served on the Parish council. His faith was important to him and his family.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Cletus Depperschmidt, Gerald Depperschmidt, Kathy Woerpel, Linda Waddell and Marilyn Heble.  He is survived by his wife Norma of 63 years, children Melissa Roell (Jerry, deceased) West Des Moines, Iowa, Mark (Kathleen) Depperschmidt Salina, KS, Tom (VeAnne) Depperschmidt McPherson, KS, Brad (Wendy) Depperschmidt  Frost, TX.  Marvin was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 8 great grand children with one on the way.   Additionally, brothers Les Depperschmidt (Connie) and Ken Depperschmidt (Diane).

A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 9:30 AM with the Memorial Mass to follow at 10:00 AM both in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church; 1000 Burr Oak Lane, Salina, KS 67401. Inurnment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Salina VFW Post #1432. Memorials may be sent to the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Roselawn Burial and Cremation Services. Online condolences may be sent to