Brother Marvin R. Henkelmann died January 29, 2019 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania at age 90.
Born March 5, 1928 at Strathcona, Alberta, he was the son of Theodore and Leokadia (Adam) Henkelmann. Brother Henkelmann graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1950 and received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1953. He was ordained a deacon in the Moravian ministry July 12, 1953 and consecrated a presbyter June 28, 1959.
He was united in marriage to Wilma Stoltz July 17, 1951 at Edmonton, Alberta. Together they served pastorates in Pennsylvania (Central, College Hill, York First, Coopersburg, Easton First, Midway Manor, Calvary) and California (Covina). Brother Henkelmann also served as missionary in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, chairman of the Pacific Coast Moravian Board, assistant director of development for Deferred Giving at Moravian College and Director of Stewardship and Deferred Giving for the Moravian Church Northern Province. He entered into retirement July 1, 1993.
Brother Henkelmann is survived by his wife, Wilma; sons, Wayne and Brian; daughter, Linda; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, Pennsylvania on February 2, 2019 with the Rev. Janel Rice officiating. Burial was in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Memorial gifts were welcomed for the Good Samaritan Fund of Moravian Hall Square or the American Heart Association.