Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Rev. Marvin R. Henkelmann, Moravian pastor

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

The Rev. Marvin R. Henkelmann, 90, of Moravian Hall Square, died Jan. 29, 2019. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, he was a son of the late Theodore and Leokadia (Adams) Henkelmann. He was the husband of Wilma C. (Stoltz) Henkelmann for 67 years.

Marvin graduated from Moravian College in 1950 with a bachelor of arts degree in classical languages. He earned a master of divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary.

He was an assistant pastor at Central and College Hill Moravian churches, Bethlehem; Calvary Moravian Church, Allentown and Coopersburg Moravian Church; Memorial Moravian Church, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Covina Moravian Church of California; and First Moravian Church of York.

He was a 29 year member of the boards of Moravian Manor, Lititz; and of Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda and her husband Gary Gipson of Allentown; two sons, Wayne and his wife Yvonne of Ocala, Florida and Brian and his wife Marika of Jonesboro, Ark.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by five siblings, Wilbert, Harold, Edwin, Herbert and Alfred Henkelmann.

Contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund, Moravian Hall Square, 175 W. North St., Nazareth; or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75231-4596.

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.