Marvin Joseph “Joe” Zinsmeyer

Marvin Joseph “Joe” Zinsmeyer, of Natalia, Texas, passed away on August 27, 2022, at the age of 75. He was born September 25, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas. He was the second youngest of the six children born to William Martin Zinsmeyer and Irene Theresa Schmidt Zinsmeyer.
Marvin graduated from St. Louis Catholic High School in 1964. He attended St. Mary’s University briefly to play baseball. After leaving St. Mary’s University, he enlisted in the United States Air Force at 20 years old. He trained at Lackland San Antonio Air Force Base. Marvin served in Vietnam and was stationed in various locations throughout his service. He was honorably discharged after serving his country.
Marvin went on to work in construction, where he retired as a Superintendent for J.M. Davidson in 2012 after over 30 years. Many of the projects he worked on can be seen throughout the state of Texas. There were not many cities you could drive through where Marvin wouldn’t have a story about the work he had done on certain buildings, electrical substations, etc. In his spare time, Marvin was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Margarita “Margie” Caseres Zinsmeyer of Natalia; children, Rebecca Ann Grace and Jamie Rasbury (Casey) of Mathis, Marvin Zinsmeyer, Jr. (Sonya) of Aransas Pass, Brittainie Zinsmeyer (Buck Wallace) of Houston, Paulette Yracheta-Marazzini (Josh) of San Antonio, and Krystle Regalado-Gutierrez (Robert) of Castroville; grandchildren, Trevor and Troy Grace and Ryan and Peyton Rasbury of Mathis, and Jacqueline and Karl Kennedy, III of Castroville; brothers, Melvin W. Zinsmeyer of Castroville and Mervin Zinsmeyer (Deborah) of Yorktown, Virginia; several in-laws; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, William and Irene Zinsmeyer; his children, Sean Alexander Moore Zinsmeyer, Shane Michael Zinsmeyer, Seth Zinsmeyer, and Kaywanna Fawn Brown; his sisters, Marilyn Grace Zinsmeyer and Carolyn Mary Kowalik Dillon; his brother, Emil Zinsmeyer; and his sister-in-law, Jo Ann Koch Zinsmeyer.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Parish Hall in La Coste. Inurnment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery in La Coste.
Memorials may be made in Joe’s memory to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Visit