Marvin Wendel 09/04/2020
February 8, 1936 - September 4, 2020

Marvin Wendel   09/04/2020

Marvin Wendel 09/04/2020
Feb 8, 1936 - Sep 4, 2020

Marvin Wendel   09/04/2020
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Marvin Harold Wendel, 84 of Gladbrook, IA passed away Friday, September 4, 2020 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the church. Interment will be at Crystal Cemetery in rural Toledo, IA. Memorials may be directed to PUCC or the family for a State Fair memorial. Online condolences may be sent to Arrangements have been entrusted to in Gladbrook.

Marvin was born February 8, 1936 to Nick and Margaret (Delfs) Wendel in Marshalltown, IA. The family lived on a farm by Lincoln and moved to a farm west of Gladbrook in 1941. Marvin went to country school #4 and Gladbrook school after 5th grade. He was a 1954 graduate of Gladbrook High School playing the coronet for 8 years in band. Marvin was confirmed into the Peace United Church of Christ and remained a lifelong member, serving on the board at different times. He started farming after High School with his uncle and father while taking a short mechanical course by mail. Marvin was united in marriage to Judy Schade on June 2, 1962 in Gladbrook. They moved to their current homestead in 1963. Marvin belonged to the Gladbrook Jaycees and was a sponsor for PUCC Junior YF when the children were in school. He started working part time for Schade Lime & Rock and bought the business after the death of Les. Marvin loved farming and raising livestock in the early years. John Deere was the best tractor and Ford was the best vehicle. He was a great dancer and loved going to dances on Saturday nights. Marvin was appointed to the Tama County Magistrate Nominating Committee in 2000. Taking roadtrips after retiring was something he really enjoyed as long as ice cream was involved.

Marvin is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy, a daughter, Lisa (Randy) Markley of Ames, IA, a son, Myron (Danielle) Wendel of Las Vegas, NV, six grandchildren; Jessi (Ed) Lozinski, Shane Markley, Jina McBroom, Carl (Sara) Markley, Mattie Wendel, Nick Wendel, six great grandchildren; Zane, Grace, Andrew, Mariska , Michal, and Maja. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

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Terri & Rod Landt on Dec 1, 2020

Our condolences Judy on Marv's passing. I enjoyed talking with Marv over the years. I felt very fortunate to have visited with him at Walmart after his (head) surgery. He will be missed.
Terri & Rod Landt

Rich Stanley on Sep 15, 2020

Dear Judy,
To you, my dear and longtime friend, and to Marvin's and her family, I send my condolences. Farewells are never easy, especially when the richness of love has been at the core of shared lives. Indeed, "death ends a life, but it does not end a relationship..."
I wish you the comfort of many warm and consoling memories, now and always.

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
― Shannon Alder.
My Best to You, Always,
Rich Stanley
Carmel , CA

Sue Wolken-Winter on Sep 11, 2020

Judy, ---my sympathy to you and yours. Remembering all the fun times we couples had together dancing and WOW Marv was a beauituful dancer and I remember the One Waltz dance I had with him. Stay strong and a hug and love over to you.

Rhoda Lockhorst on Sep 11, 2020

My sympathy, Judy and family.

Jim & Donna Peterson on Sep 9, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Marvin's passing, what a kind and genuine Man he was, always enjoyed running into him-generally at Casey's catching up on the local "news". I will miss seeing him cruise the John Deere down the gravel road--biggest smile on his face :) and a big friendly wave. Cherish your memories. Judy if you should need help--you know Jim will be happy to assist if needed. Hugs & Prayers sent!

Julie Lund on Sep 8, 2020

Lisa and family so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love your way! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Dean Vaughn on Sep 8, 2020

I have known few, if any, better men. Marvin epitomized honestly, devotion and integrity. He loved "his girl" Judy, his family, his community and God's green earth. This world is a better place because he was in it. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Pastor Joe and Chris Hackett on Sep 8, 2020

Judy and family our prayers are with you during this time.

Marv, I will have an extra donut with my next sermon in your honor!
Pastor Joe and Chris Hackett

Phil and Mary K Middelkoop on Sep 7, 2020

We were saddened to hear of Marvin's passing. Please accept our sincere sympathies for your loss. Our thought are with you and your family at this time. Sincerely, Phil and Mary K Middelkoop

Donnie (Beanie) Steuhm on Sep 7, 2020

Sorry to hear about Marv. We both have always thought you two were a great couple....some of the nicest people we know. Hold all your memories close to your heart. A day at the quarry was always a great day when you two showed up! Treats and all! Donnie (Beanie) and Cindy Steuhm

Sonja Wilhau on Sep 6, 2020

Cherish all the memories you hold dear in your heart, Judy. I felt we were a part of your life when sharing the same frequency on our farm handheld radios. We enjoyed listening to what was going on in your business life...but I apologize once again for you having to put up with us during our chaotic farm life days. Marvin was a ‘good egg’!🙏🏻

Gerald D. Gade on Sep 6, 2020

May all the warm memories in your heart, wrap around you now and give you comfort and peace....

Bob and Judy Peterson on Sep 5, 2020

Judy and family so sorry for your loss.

Denise Lynk on Sep 5, 2020 sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. Prayers abundantly coming your way.

Gary, Dee & Katy Lynk

Haines Clausen on Sep 4, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. he was a great guy.

Janell Ramsey on Sep 4, 2020

Judy, Lisa, and family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Marvin. I always enjoyed running into him. Cherish those good memories of a good man; he lives in your hearts forever. Janell Ramsey



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