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Marvin Carl Zuber, 90, passed on to his heavenly home on September 28th, 2022, in Gold Beach, Oregon. Marvin was born in Salem, Oregon on May 17, 1932, to Clarence and Pearl (Doerfler) Zuber. He was one of four children and spent his youth and early adulthood in Sublimity, Oregon graduating from St. Boniface High School in 1950.
Marvin was a farmer and mill worker in Sublimity before he and his father moved to Pistol River in 1952 to help build a small sawmill along the banks of the Pistol River. Soon after the move, he married his sweetheart Sharon Meier in Sublimity on November 7th, 1953. They began their married life in Pistol River and even though Sharon had said she would only live there for 5 years, amazingly she is still here.
In the late 1950’s Marvin and a friend decided to leave the mill and start up a small logging business (Z and K Logging) with a portable saw mill they bought from Marvin’s uncle. He went on to form Zuber and Son Logging Company, which he eventually ran with his sons Bruce and David Zuber. He worked in the woods until 1994, when he retired. He left a legacy that continues to this day, and those who worked with and for him, have said that Marvin was “a logger’s logger”. Marvin joined the Associated Oregon Loggers in 1978 and was an active member, eventually serving on the executive board and became the president in 1994. One of Marvin’s greatest achievements while serving as AOL president, was also being one of the founding members of the National Organization of American Loggers Council. Marvin and Sharon traveled many times with the Associated Oregon Loggers to participate in forestry tours around the world. He was passionate about his work and loved to tell people that he was “the biggest environmentalist he knew”! In his retirement, Marvin could often be found amongst the thousands of trees that he planted and tended to on his 80 acres of land.
Marvin was an active parishioner while at St. John’s Catholic Church in Port Orford for decades and was a parishioner for the last 6 years at St. Charles in Gold Beach. He served on local School Boards for many years while his children were growing up and was always a strong community supporter when anyone needed a helping hand. He was a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Marvin lived his life to the fullest and loved all parties, gatherings, and social events. He was always available to lend a hand and always the last to leave the party.
Marvin is survived by Sharon, his loving wife of 68 years and children Bruce Zuber (Jean), Mary Winger (Andy), David Zuber (Roxan) and Jean Marshburn (Ken). His fun and loving grandchildren Jeremy James (Kate), Geoffrey Zuber (Chelsea), Eric Zuber (Emily), Katherine Kummer (Jake), Brandon Zuber (Kelli), Kayla Roberts (Arik), Hadley and Regan Marshburn. His greatgrandchildren Rylee, Lilli, Parker, Chloe, Sienna, and Oakley. He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Pearl Zuber, daughter Linda Sue Zuber, grandchildren Rae Ellen Zuber and Jason James, brother Don Zuber, and sister Marita Norman.
Later, there will be a graveside service in Sublimity, Oregon, where his ashes will be laid to rest alongside his daughter Linda Sue. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marvin’s name can be made to the Curry Health Foundation, P.O. Box 1274, Gold Beach, OR 97444.
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