Marvin “Marv” Christensen, age 87, longtime resident of Clemons, Iowa, passed away due to complications of COVID on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown.
Funeral services for Marvin will take place on Tuesday, August 16 at 11:00 A.M. at Clemons United Church of Christ with Pastor Craig Marshall officiating. He will be laid to rest at Clemons Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior beginning at 10:00 A.M. The family strongly encourages all attendees to wear masks, which will be provided. Mitchell Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Marvin and his family. For online condolences or questions, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Ph. 641-844-1234.
Marvin Harold was born December 30, 1934 in Webster City, Iowa, son of Harold and Pearl (Davis) Christensen. After graduating from Clemons High School in 1952 he went on to attend Iowa State University. Marvin honorably served his country in the United States Air Force in Strategic Air Command.
After meeting the love of his life, Dorothy Channell, they were united in marriage on July 1, 1962 in Liscomb, Iowa. They made their home in Clemons, where they raised their only son and lived in the same home together for 60 years. Hardworking and dedicated, he owned and operated the grain elevator in Clemons. He always looked forward to Friday afternoons when the family headed to Guttenburg for weekends on the Mississippi River. They enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and water-skiing for many years and met their best friends, Brian and Joyce Kienast in the great outdoors.
Marv was a humble and private man, a true gentleman who genuinely enjoyed helping his family, his community and a stranger without hesitation. He was a member of the council, city clerk and fire chief as well as a devoted member at Clemons United Church of Christ. He liked to spend time in his garage and restored two Model T’s over the years. He also enjoyed walking around the farm and taking wildlife photos.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 60 years, Dorothy; their son, Rex Christensen of Clarksville, TN; his sister, Sharon Winchell of Atlantic, IA; several nieces and nephews and his best friend, Brian Kienast.
In eternal life, he is reunited with his parents and his dear friend, Joyce Kienast and her beloved dog, Otis.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, Clemons United Church of Christ or to the family for later designation.