Marvin Theobald

Profile Updated: August 11, 2021
Residing In: Bloomington, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: None
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer
Children: Brent (1969)
Grandchildren: Raymond (1990), Ashley (1997)
Great-Grandchildren: Evelyn (2021)
Angela More…(1972)
Grandchildren: Sarah (2001), Ginger (2003)
Military Service: Army  

Allied Inst of Tech in Chicago '64-'66. Army Sep '66-Sep '69 including a year in Vietnam (awarded Bronze Star). Career in Engineering '69-'06. Retired Nov 2006.

Married in Dec '68 and divorced in '90. Had a son in '69 and a daughter in '72. Now have 5 grand-children in Texas and New Hampshire.

Lived in Chicago suburbs 10 years after Army and then moved to Texas until 2007. Now at Heritage Lake near Mackinaw, IL and am enjoying the freedom of retirement and doing what I want when I want.

Have been in 47 states and have traveled to many countries (Japan, Thailand, Italy, Germany, France, England, Switzerland, Belize, Jamaica, Mexico, Canada, Vietnam, and others) enjoying the cultures, Scuba diving and sightseeing.

Plan to do a lot more traveling in the coming years.

Have designed and built 3 houses, a barn, a large 2 story garage not to mention dabbling in many hobbies including photography, stained glass projects, woodworking, gardening, and so much more.

Have put up with that crazy twin brother of mine all of these years (you know the one: Mel) and still managed to maintain some level of sanity (I think). We have had great fun over the years and still do.

School Story:

Remember the "Flicker Ball" field? During an intramural game in our Jr year Chuck Jenkins and I collided chasing the football resulting in his dad sewing 21 stitches into my upper lip. I always kidded that Chuck did it to drum up business for his dad (it really was an accident that Chuck probably has long ago forgotten).

At Oakland School in the 6th grade after school one day Anne Wylie jumped on my back and started beating on me. In my effort to defend myself I wrestled her to the ground trying to keep her from hitting me. I was taken to the Princpal's Office while she went home. The reason for her attack on me remained a total mystery to me until a phone conversation I had with her May 2009, 50 years later. I now know that it was for something I supposedly said about her that I think Mel actually said and she thought it was me. Anne brought it up and offered her sincerest applology after 50 years and I feel terrible that she seems to have carried the guilt of that with her for all of these years. For me it has been a great story to tell over the years and a long time mystery that is a treasured memory.

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Welcome home and to the class website! Hope to see you join in the fun on the Message Forum and share your experiences with us.

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Sep 18, 2018 at 11:33 AM

I am very sad to learn that Betsy has passed. It was my good fortune to have been able to talk with Betsy by phone in August of 2009 in an attempt to encourage her to join us at the 45th class reunion. Her husband was seriously ill then and she was unable to come. At the time she was working at a prison, but, in what capacity I do not know. I remember what a nice conversation we had and being extremely impressed with her. When Betsy left the Decatur City Council I lost contact with her and failed in numerous attempts to locate her in the following years. Her accomplishments were very significant and her courage and determination to make this a better world are obvious. I regret having not been able to have more contact with this very special classmate. 

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Feb 03, 2018 at 7:33 PM

Pat has been a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed. She was with Mel, Judy and I when my mom died. She was a treat to know and a dedicated singer having founded the choral group Contus Novus. She was the first female ISU police officer. She was a very private person but I feel priviledged to have been among the few who have been close to this friend that was too special for words to describe. RIP Pat!

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Mar 20, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Marv, are we going to have any committee meetings?

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Posted on: Aug 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Thanks for all your hard work. Friday night was fun and the tour was great.

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Jul 13, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Hi Marv, I have the same problem as Holly in terms of the form to fill out for the reunion. Could you send - snail mail or email - the form and info you need? Bet your lake place has been gorgeous this summer!

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Grand-daughters Ginger, Ashley, Sarah
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Grand-daughters Ginger & Sarah
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My mother with 4 of my grandkids
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Karen mountain tribal girls in remote northern Thailand village Feb 2008
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Phuket Thailand Feb 2008
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Vietnam July 1968