WØMGI - April 22, 2012 |
Marvin A. 'Marv' Mahre
St Paul, MN
QCWA # 11996
4/24/1928 -4 /22/2012
Marvin Mahre passed away April 22. He was born April 24,1928, the first of four children born to Alfred and Madeline (Stemig) Mahre, and raised in the small unincorporated village of Gladstone, Minn.
Marv attended Gladstone Grade School and North High. He worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad in the dining car service between St. Paul and Seattle during summers and school vacations, graduating in 1946 and from Rasmussen Business School two years later. He was employed by the J.L. Hughes Co. as traffic manager and purchasing agent and retired from the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department after 26 years as an Administrative Assistant.
Marv served in the Army Signal Corp from 1950-1952 and operated as DL4HQ from Heidelberg, Germany. Upon returning, his new amateur radio call sign, WØMGI, kept him in touch with the world for the rest of his life, He was a long time member of the St. Paul and Stillwater Area Radio Clubs.
Marv married Carol Dehen, North High class of 1953, on Sept. 15, 1956. They built a home in 1959 in Gladstone, where he lived until his death.
Marv is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Kurt, Jeanne Kizer, Roger, Sandra Clark and Michele Conlin; grandchildren, Kevin, Reid, Chad and Aubrey Clark, Tim and Sam Conlin and Cole Appel; siblings, Betty (Arlin) Paulson and Bill (Jeri) Mahre.
Marv was welcomed into heaven by his parents, sister Marilyn, son-in-law Kay Kizer and granddaughter Alicia Clark.
A celebration of life was held on April 27 at the Minnesota Transportation Museum.
I was born and raised in a small unincorporated village called Gladstone, MN (the railroad called it Gloster). Many years later it was incorporated and renamed Maplewood and I still live here. However, my mailing address is St. Paul as Maplewood has no post office.
I graduated from North St. Paul, MN high school in 1946 and from Business School in St. Paul two years later. I worked for the Northern Pacific Ry. in the dining car serice, the St. Paul Union Depot Co., a building material company as traffic manager and purchasing agent and retired from the County Parks and Recreation Department after 26 years. I was in the Army Signal Corps in 1950-52 and operated as DL4HQ from Heidelberg, Germany. The big thrill in DXing in those days was working the USA on 75 meter AM phone.
Another hobby that keeps me busy is railfanning. I volunteer as a Conductor for the Minnesota Transportation Museum on their trains operating out of Osceola, WI.
The printing shop is out of business and I no longer print QSL cards.