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Marvin Zipfel

Cabot, AR, 1930 - 2014

Marvin R. Zipfel, 84, of Cabot died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. He was born March 30, 1930 in Belleville, Ill. to the late Agnellus H. Zipfel and Toleitha Honer Zipfel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie G. Herzog Zipfel; daughter, Lisa M. Zipfel and brother, Melvin Zipfel. He joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After his return home, he met his future wife on a blind date and they remained married for over 50 years. He went to SIU in Carbondale where he earned a B.S. in business.
His position as a sales representative for Western Auto brought him to Searcy, Ark. in 1960, where he and Marie had two daughters. He moved his family to Cabot, Ark. in 1972 after the purchase of a Western Auto store. Marvin and Marie worked side by side in the business for over 33 years and were respected and loved by many. Known as "Zip" to his friends and customers, he enjoyed people and had a great sense of humor. He was close to his family and maintained many friendships throughout his life. Marvin was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church since 1972.
He is survived by brothers, Agnellus E. and Marion Zipfel; sister, Marilyn Zipfel Boehne and daughter, Karen K. Zipfel.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, with a rosary at 7:30 at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Rest Hill Memorial Park, (501)843-5816. Please sign the online guestbook at

Published November 3, 2014

Cabot Funeral Home
700 North Second, Cabot, AR
Phone: 501-843-5816