Marvin “Marv” Ronald Kay Norenberg
passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana, Calif. He was 85. The cause was
complications from heart disease.
Marv was born in Rugby, N.D., and spent his early childhood on the family wheat farm in North Dakota.
In high school, he proudly helped his father after school and on the weekends at the Sunkist Company
in Riverside, Calif. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who saw combat both in the pacific theater in WWII and
in the Korean War. Shortly after completing his second military stint, Marv was recommended for a job
with the city of Los Angeles, Department of Water & Power, where he had an extensive and successful
career, retiring at the age of 52.
Marv settled in Sugarloaf, Calif., after retirement and married his loving wife, Ann. He became widely
known in the area for his square and round dancing. He helped organize and teach classes with the
Dancing Bears Square Dance Club for many years, and traveled throughout the state representing the
club. Marv also liked to camp and fish the lakes, rivers and creeks of the High Sierras and Big Bear areas.
He enjoyed playing cards, eating s’mores, and being surrounded by family and his many good friends.
In his later years, Marv liked to watch the birds and other mountain critters, and watch sports and
“Dancing with the Stars” on TV. He also enjoyed listening to good music from “our era,” he often said.
He is preceded in death by his German born father, Albert Norenberg, his mother, Viola Norenberg, and
his stepgrandson, Eric.
Besides his wife of more than 30 years, Marv is survived by a younger brother, four daughters, one
stepdaughter, one stepson, 10 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.