MARVIN GLEN MUNDT 80, of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013. He was born April 5, 1933, in Ossian, Iowa, to Glen and Edna Mundt, received his B.S. from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Iowa State University. He was immediately employed by Valparaiso University in their Mathematics Department in 1961 until his retirement in 1995 having served as Chair of the department.
Marvin volunteered generously in a plethora of area charitable organizations with his time, talents and treasures which included Meals-on-Wheels, St. Agnes Center, United Way, Lutheran Deaconess Association, Family House, Exchange Club, Elderjoy and Immanuel Lutheran Church charity work. He served as an officer with many of these organizations and had been Chair of the Indiana Mathematicians Association.
Known to play tennis in the morning, racquetball at noon, golf in the afternoon and softball in the evening, his sons inherited his passion for staying active almost constantly. His devotion to Crusader sports is also well known.
On March 20, 1958, he married Margaret Fuchs who was told at the time she could come only second in his life after God. She remains reticent (see above).
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; sons, Mark (Julia) Mundt of N.M., Marlon Mundt (Larissa Zakletska) of Madison, Wis., Marshall Mundt (Lacinda Athen) of Madison, Wis., Marston (Melissa) Mundt of Valparaiso, Ind.; sister, IVA NELL (MUNDT) MONSON ’51 (Rev. LUTHER MONSON ’51); brother, DALE MUNDT ‘61 (KAY (HARDY) MUNDT ‘64) both of Minnesota; and grandchildren, Marcia, Jewel, Miranda, Sergei, Sophie, Samantha, Alexandra and Sydney. He was preceded in death by one son, Martin Mundt, in 1987.
A visitation and funeral were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church 1700 N. Monticello Park Dr., Valparaiso, with Rev. Steve Bongard and Rev. Don Williams officiating with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, it would have given Marvin great satisfaction for you to make a donation to a charity for troubled children or of the donor's choosing.