Marvin Samuelson, passed away on November 29, 2018 at Westview Care Center in Indianola. He was born in Des Moines to Everett and Agnes Samuelson on May 8, 1938. Marvin graduated from Lincoln High School in 1956.

He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Marvin was a self-employed contractor, remodeling and building homes for many years. He retired in 2006. Marvin held a 6th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, teaching and learning for 30 years, earning him the title of “Master”. He and his wife Marilyn had lived in the country NE of Indianola for 45 years, where he raised llamas and crops. Marvin had been a member of Christ Lutheran Church for 35 years.

Marvin was a loving husband to Marilyn, wonderful father to Brian (Sue) and grandfather to Riley. He also leaves behind several cousins. Marvin was a true gentleman that always put his family first.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church 6411 SE 5th Street, Des Moines. Marvin will be laid to rest with military honors at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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Service Details

Thursday, December 6, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Friday, December 7, 2018
10:00 am
Christ Lutheran Church
6411 SE 5th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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