Marlin H. Mummau77, truck driver, Manheim school board member

By on August 24, 2011

Marlin H. Mummau

Marlin H. Mummau, 77, of Manheim, entered into eternal life Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of Lancaster County, Mount Joy.

Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Abram R. and Frances Hollinger Mummau. Marlin is survived by his wife of 56 years, Catherine "Kay" Robinson Mummau.

Marlin started his working career as an independent truck driver; he then was employed as a long distance truck driver for the Charles Chips Company. He was also the owner and operator of Mar-Kay Distributors, Manheim, from 1972 to 1985. After retiring, he returned to driving truck part-time for Todd Berry Trucking and Mid-State Delivery Service.

He was a life-long resident of Manheim and a 54-year member of Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim, where he served faithfully as captain of the usher and offering teams for many years.

In 1984, Marlin was elected to the Manheim Central School Board and served two terms. He enjoyed vacationing at the beach with his family and spending winters at his home in Naples, Fla. His other interests were attending public sales, listening to polka music and following the Phillies. His life-long passion was his family, and he was a proud father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren and loved spending quality time with his large family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters: Tina M., wife of Edward L. Dagen, of Manheim; Tammy K., wife of Ray L. Sauder, of Lancaster; and Terri C., wife of Rich Briskie, of Manheim; two sons: Tim W., husband of Jill E. Stoner Mummau, of East Petersburg; and Ted W., husband of Kelli R. Grove Mummau, of Mount Joy; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers: J. Harold, husband of Darlene Graybill Mummau, and Abram H., husband of Elaine Denlinger Mummau, all of Manheim; and two sisters: Blanche, wife of John H. Charles, of Millersville; and Nelda, wife of Elvin Metzler, of Perkasie.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at Salem United Methodist Church, 140 N. Penn St., Manheim, on Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Melinda L. McKonly officiating. Interment will be in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Marlin’s memory to Salem Family Ministries c/o Salem United Methodist Church, 140 N. Penn St., Manheim, PA 17545.

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