Marvin Ira Woolsey

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Marvin Ira Woolsey


Marvin Woolsey, 80, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service celebrating his life will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 27 at the Osceola First Christian Church.

Marvin was born March 5, 1933 to Hallie (Fletcher) and Oda Woolsey in Knoxville and graduated from Garden Grove High School. He attended college at San Diego State and returned to Iowa to farm for 30 years. He also employed with the City of Des Moines at the Waste Water Treatment Plant for 15 years and retired at the age of 74. Marvin was well liked and was able to make friends wherever he went.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be remembered as an avid reader who enjoyed going to the library. Marvin taught himself how to use the computer at the age of 70 and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Marvin was a Marine Corps Korean War combat veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Des Moines.

His memory will be cherished by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn; son, Ed Woolsey (Mary Ann Hynes); daughter, Angela Baughman; granddaughter, Katie (B.J.) Enos; two great-grandsons, Carter and Caden Enos; and siblings, Frank Woolsey, Clara Carter and Catie Sher. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings, Margaret Katzenberger, Wilma Hildreth, Mervin Woolsey, Mildred Wendt, Lucy O'Brian, Marilyn Capello, Gordon Woolsey and Warren Woolsey.

Memorials may be directed to Davis-Pence American Legion Post 69 or to the Osceola Public Library.


Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 26, 2014
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