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(June 20, 1926 – April 12, 2015)

Marvin Carl Spraetz, 88, passed away April 12, 2015, in Bellaire, MI. He was born in Reedsburg, WI on June 20, 1926 to the late Lorenz and Anita (Schuett) Spraetz.Marvin left high school to enlist in the US Navy during WWII. Upon his return, he relocated to Midland, MI. Marvin was employed by the City of Midland for 31 years, retiring as a Captain of the Midland Fire Department in 1982. He was also a lifelong member of St. John?ÇÖs Lutheran Church in Midland.Marvin is survived by his daughter, Bonnie (Henry) Otto, sons; Glenn (Fran) Spraetz and Clark (Vera) Spraetz and grandchildren; Sarah Spraetz, Laura Spraetz, and Paul Otto. Marvin was predeceased by his brothers, Rollin (2015) and Lorenz Jr. (2010). A graveside service will be held in Reedsburg, WI. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.Smith-Miner Funeral Home is helping the family with arrangements. On line condolences can be shared at smithminer.com.