Marvin Tinnie Mistic was welcomed home by the Lord on January 18, 2020. He was born on November 10, 1935 in St. David, Illinois to Tinnie and Lena Mistic. He was the youngest of three children. He grew up in the fields and forests of Central Illinois where he developed a lifelong love of fishing, gardening and winemaking. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1953 where he lettered in basketball. After high school he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 - 1957 in West Germany. During his service in the Air Force his love for playing basketball continued and he competed on the Air Force intramural basketball team. Upon his return to the United States, he continued his education at Mid State College where he studied business and cost accounting. He spent his career working in and around Peoria, Illinois. He met and married Norma L. Smith in 1964. The couple had two children by 1967.
Marvin worked in several manufacturing and transportation companies for many years. He and his wife moved to El Dorado, Kansas in 1992 to be closer to their beloved daughter, Lorie A. Snider. He retired from Butler Community College as a custodian in 2005. He loved talking about sports with the guys that lived in the dorm. Marvin was proudest of his granddaughters Jessica Jackson, Laura Snider, Samantha Mistic, Katie Snider, and Molly Chandler. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandson-in-law Jarryd Jackson and future grandson-in-law Logan Smith, as well as his dear friends, Mike and Lenore Gillette. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Daniel and sister Velma. He is survived by his faithful wife of 56 years Norma, his son Timothy L. Mistic and wife Dori (Copperas Cove, TX) his daughter Lorie A. Snider and husband Kevin (Ottawa, KS), nieces and nephews, five beautiful granddaughters and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities of Wichita.
A memorial service will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Carlson Colonial Chapel at 10:30AM. Please sign his online guestbook at www.carlsoncolonial.com