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Marvin Selden, 96, passed away on August 6, 2017. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton’s, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 3829 Grand Avenue in Des Moines. Private burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery.

Marvin was born on June 4, 1921 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Marvin Selden Sr. and Rose Selden. He graduated from Coe College and was in private practice as a CPA until appointed Comptroller of the State of Iowa in 1961. During his 16 year tenure he was responsible for setting up a standardized fiscal year for state and local units of government and was instrumental in the creation of the school aid formula.

He is predeceased by his wife, Jean H. Selden and his daughter, Rev. Susan Banholzer. He is survived by his children, Carl (Cynthia) Selden, Jane Wagner, Nancy Bassett, David (Elaine) Selden; 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Central Presbyterian Church.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Service:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
11:00 am
Central Presbyterian Church
3829 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Private Burial
Resthaven Cemetery
West Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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