HALSTEAD—Marvin Kenneth Stein, 101, died Feb. 22, 2018, at Reno County Hospice House, Hutchinson.
He was born March 15, 1916, to Samuel and Anna (Stamm) Stein.
He graduated from Halstead High School in 1933 and was a lifelong Harvey County resident and 4-H supporter.
On May 21, 1939, he married Ruby Royer, and to this marriage, seven children were born. Marvin was an artist and craftsman at heart but provided for his family by farming. He also worked at Stevens Spring, Excel and Hesston Corp. In retirement, he used his woodworking skills to make many beautiful things for his family. He was a master of puns and enjoyed playing Password, watching Jeopardy, solving crossword puzzles, reading newspapers, growing flowers and feeding a multitude of barn cats. He was fiercely independent and was able to drive and do his own shopping until the last few weeks of his life.
He is survived by sons: Kermit (Shirley), Wishek, N.D., Kenneth (Paula), rural Halstead, Ed, Hutchinson, and Ted (Kathy), rural Sedgwick; daughter Wanda (Rod) Ryel, rural Sedgwick; five grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Marvin was preceded in death by his wife Ruby in 1994, his parents, brother Wesley, sister Verna Randall; infant son Gerald; and oldest son, James.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation with the family will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.
A graveside memorial service will be held at Halstead Cemetery, immediately following the visitation. Memorials may be made to Reno County Hospice, in care of Kaufman Funeral Home in Halstead KS.