Marvin Kagen
April 11, 1918 - November 23, 2012
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 12/1, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 12/1

MARVIN STANLEY KAGEN, M.D. April 11, 1918 – November 23, 2012 Marv Kagen, M.D. always reassured his family he would live forever; he had the right idea, living 94 years from April 11, 1918 until November 23, 2012. Marv's childhood was spent in the back room of his family's Kagen Drug Store during the Great…

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Rev. Harvey Kandler left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dear Steve and family: We thank God for the faithful, generous, inventive, helpful, caring, and beautiful life that your father gave to our community and surroundings for almost a century! His accomplishments touched many lives, but none was as important and far-reaching as becoming father of you, Steve. You very effectively served our district and country, especially in developing the affordable care act. Thank you and him for those efforts! Together you have made life more whole for others. May God comfort you in the reality of His grace at the time of death, for He has the last word, "resurrection"! God be with you, The Rev. Harvey Kandler, Kaukauna, WI P.S. Miss you as our representative!
Patrick and Sondra Chen left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dr. Kagen was a great man and inspiration, father of a talented family, and a leader in many fields. Sympathy to your family at this time. From the Chen family
Carol and Carter Noble left a message on May 2, 2013:
Just reading last week's newspapers after being out of town for a week and saw Marv's obituary. We remember that he always had a smile on his face and a kind word to share. Lots of great memories from our time as neighbors on Lee St. where we raised our 4 kids before we ran out of space. Marv usually knelt down when talking with our children so that he would be on eye level with them, always making a connection. We'll never forget the year he told our daughter, Rachel, that she would be the first female President of the United States - It was the year Geraldine Ferraro was the VP candidate - what a way to inspire a little girl. Our heartfelt sympathy to you all. We were pleased to have had a chance to know Marv. Carter and Carol Noble
Lynn (Alexander) Rueckert left a message on May 2, 2013:
Marv was a big part of our family growing up. I remember he always talked to my sisters and I at family gatherings, interested in what was going on in our lives. I was very sad to see he had passed away. I was very sad to see I had missed his memorial celebration as well. I remember him as a caring uncle, and our family has not been the same in many ways since he and my aunt, Mary Lou Robinson, split. My sympathies go out to all of his family and friends. He was a remarkable man.
John and Nancy Nusbaum left a message on May 2, 2013:
Steve, Gayle, and Kagen family, Please accept our sincere condolences at the loss of your beloved father and grandfather. He dedicated his life tot the service of others and leaves a very large legacy. What a life to celebrate! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time, John and Nancy Nusbaum
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Dan VandenBush left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dear Steve and Family, I send my most sincere and deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. Even though I nver had the privilege to meet him, I know that he was a good man. You are living proof of that Steve. May God Bless, Dan VandenBush Steelworkers
Ron Hoffman, RPh left a message on May 2, 2013:
Kagen Family.......So sad reading of the passing of your father and patriach of the Kagen family of professionals....I, as a Pharmacist, have had the ocassion to speak to and deal with your father many times over the years and always, always, it was with great respect for his knowledge and approach to the medical questions I had.....His contributions and dedication to the medical community in our area has gained the respect of both me, and I am sure others of my profession...Ek and the medical community...It has been my honor and pleasure to have known Dr. Marv Kagen ( your Dad ) over the years.......May he rest in peace....
Bob Belinke left a message on May 2, 2013:
To the Kagen Family: It is with deep sorrow that I write this short note to express my deepest sympthay on the passing of Marv. Not only was he a great doctor, he was a great friend to the Belinke Family and especially my father. Marv always gave of himself first. I never heard him complain about life and I think that came from his roots in Chicago. Growing up in Appleton and on Grant Street, Marv was like a "second" father to the Belinke Family. His memory and the memory of growing up on Grant Street will always be a part of my life.
Brian&Linda Zietlow left a message on May 2, 2013:
Charlie and Family we are so sorry to her about the loss of your father your father was my doctor and now charlie you have taken over in his place you remind me a lot of him.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU Brian&Linda Zietlow
Donn and Audrey Fuhrmann left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dear Steve, Charlie, and the Kagen family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of your father, Marvin Kagen--what a great guy and awesome physician and colleague. We've all been blessed by 94 years of his presence on this earth and your entire caring family. Sorry we will not be able to join you on Saturday. Sincerely, Donn and Audrey Fuhrmann
Curt/Lavonne Biggar left a message on May 2, 2013:
God Bless you Charles, Steve & family. Marvin was a true original & lives thru your lives. Curt & Lavonne
Thomas Nelson left a message on May 2, 2013:
I was very sorry to hear of Marv's passing. In Steve's words, Marv was indeed a standup guy who lived an example emulated by so many -- friends, neighbors, family and colleagues alike. I am forever grateful for his support and friendship and his enduring good humor. My deepest condolensces to the entire Kagen family, Mary Lou and the legion of friends who are better off for having had Marv in their lives. He will be sorely missed.
Geraldine Jay left a message on May 2, 2013:
My memory of Dr.Kagen is still very clear in my mind. I was his patient for some years and our conversation always led to our shared views regarding the problems our country faced and how we had to work to make it fair and equitable for all not just the chosen few. His progressive ideas were an inspiration to me then and are still part pf my personal dream for America now and into the future.
Michael J.Smullen, M.D. left a message on May 2, 2013:
Ahh my very good friend!!! He was my mentor when I first arrived in the area and we shared a number of trips to the Wisconsin Dermatological Society meetings as well as the Chicago Dermatological Society meetings. We also shared several hours together in a ditch near Rosendale after leaving a meeting in Madison one February after a Wisconsin Derm Society meeting. Thank goodness that we had enough money between us to pay the farmer to pull us out otherwise we would still be a lawn ornament at that site!! We enjoyed good times, many conversations as well as good meals together. Will always be remembered fondly.
Barbara Parish left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dear Charlie, Steve and Sue, I'm saddened to hear of Dr. Marv's passing. I think back to the day I returned to the office to find that he was no longer there. I thought he would always be there as he never had a plan to retire. He was amazing..practicing medicine and politics all at the same time. Those years were quite educational..thanks Dr. Marv.
Thomas Mottard left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dear Family, I had a visit with Dr. Kagen shortly before I left for service in Vietnam in 1968. I have never forgotten our conversation over these many years - a wonderful, understanding, and compassionate person. My prayers and thought to his family. Sincerely, Thomas Mottard
Michael Ratsch left a message on May 2, 2013:
To Dr. Kagen's family, I was a patient of Dr. Kagen's from 1969 until the time that he retired. I always appreciated his professionalism and knowledge as well as his sincere, caring approach. His appointments always ran behind schedule because he took the time to converse with his patients, asking them about their families, careers, and personal desires. He was always smiling and ended our appointments with "Have Fun." I am sure that our community will miss him. You have my sincere condolences. Michael Ratsch
Robert Krueger left a message on May 2, 2013:
My deepest sympathy to the entire Kagen family. As patient of Marvin for many years and as a former high school educator, we shared alot of stories about education and the politics pretaining to it. Marvin made you feel so comfortable and he really cared about you. He always made me laugh. He was a wonderful man...who will be missed by all who knew him.
Stephen & Diane Brittnacher left a message on May 2, 2013:
We have only met Marv a few times over the years. He was always a very friendly and wise about a lot of subjects that happened to come up. His kids are just like him. The world is a better place, because of Marv.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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