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Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266


Thursday, August 10, 2017
11:00 am
Central Presbyterian Church
3829 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa


Private Burial
Resthaven Cemetery
West Des Moines


Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Marvin Selden Jr

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.