Marvin D. Cartwright passed away on Friday, December 2, 2011 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Eau Claire. \n \n Marvin was born on March 22, 1925 to Archie and MaryEtta Cartwright in the town of Elk Mound, WI. He attended Elk Mound Schools and enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his country with the 101st Airborne Division, where he was a paratrooper and fought in The Battle of the Bulge. \n \n Following his military service, he worked at National Presto Industries. He later retired from the United States Postal Service after 30 years of working as a rural mail carrier in Elk Mound. \n \n On October 27, 1951 Marv married Charlotte Whitney and they made their home in Elk Mound. Marv loved gardening, woodworking, and his Massey Harris Pony. Marv will be dearly missed by many relatives and friends. \n \n Marv is survived by his wife Charlotte "Charlie" of 60 years \n Daughters; Yolanda (Jan) Rousey and Jennie (Daniel) McLeod \n Two grand-daughters; Katie Rousey (Brad Mischler) and Danika McLeod \n Great grand-daughter, Braelyn Mischler \n He is further survived by a sister, Donna Spagnoletti of Elk Mound \n Brother Gene (Anita) Cartwright of Eau Claire \n As well as many nieces and nephews \n \n He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and MaryEtta Cartwright, brothers, Earl and Van Cartwright, sisters Odetta Weber, Betty Bradshaw and Janette Weber. \n \n There will be a celebration of his life held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Elk Mound.