Obituary & Services: Marvin Luehrs

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Marvin E. Luehrs, 94, of Sarasota, Florida, and formally from Trenton, Missouri, died on January 24, 2023, at 3:45 P.M..

The body will be cremated with Memorial Services to be held at the next family reunion and in the garden of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church at Sarasota, Florida, with dates to be announced at a later date.

Mr. Luehrs was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin where he attended both grade school and high school. He served in the Marine Corps for two years and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1952.

Luehrs was manager and co-owner of KTTN radio in Trenton, Missouri for 25 years and co-owner of KMMO radio in Marshall, Missouri over 35 years.

Luhrs and his partners purchased KTTN AM in 1968 and the KTTN-FM station was added ten years later, in 1978. Luehrs was an owner of KTTN for 25 years before selling it in 1992 to what was then, three employees Mike Ransdell, Tim Peery, and John Ausberger. Luehrs was a co-owner of KMMO Radio in Marshall for more than 35 years.

Luehrs was past president of the Trenton Chamber of Commerce, Grundy County Industrial Council, and Industrial Development Authority. He was also president and co-founder of the Grundy County Historical Society and Museum. He served on the board of directors of the Rotary Club, Cancer Society, Trenton Lake Association, North Central Missouri College Foundation, Wright Memorial Hospital Advisory Board, Immanuel Lutheran Church, and The Missouri Broadcasters Association. He coached for nine years in Pee Wee League, Little League, and Pony League.

Marvin was married in 1954 to Marjorie Mae Wenrick of Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Luehrs is survived by his wife of 68 years Marjorie, one son of the home Lance 1, and a grandson Lance II. Luehrs was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Edna (Hotz) Luehrs, two sisters, Harriet Campbell and Carita Klein, and a brother, Armin Luehrs.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, March 17, 2023, at 10:30 A.M. at The Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7461 Prospect Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th Street West Bradenton, Fl 34207

Marvin allowed many Trenton and area residents the opportunity to work in radio, including current station owner, John Anthony whom Marvin hired 50 years ago in November of 1973, Chief Engineer and on-air personality, Randall Mann whom Marvin hired in May of 1984, and part-time employee Dave Counsell.

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