Marvin L. King

King, Marvin L.
Age 88

Council Bluffs. Passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Marvin was born March 4, 1924 in Council Bluffs to Sidney and Alma Harsch King and graduated early from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1942, where he started as a male secretary at Union Pacific Railroad. After a year, he was drafted and served his country in the US Air Force. Marvin was a B-17 Gunnery instructor and later a B-29 Crewman during World War 11. Marvin returned from the war after three plus years and worked as a System Statistician in the president's office of the Union Pacific Railroad Headquarters. He was offered a job as a Television Script Writer, where he first became involved in the Recording World. He became a Recording Engineer and worked for Terry Moss Recording, and later went on to become President of Liberty/United Artists Tape Duplicating Company. He attended UNO and Dana College. Marvin was active in First Christian Church, where he served as Deacon, Elder and chairman of the board of Elders and Treasurer. Marvin was also past president of Toastmasters. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Connie Christensen King in 1967; brother, Forrest King. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Beverly; daughter, Becky King; grandchildren, Erin Leesley, Tyler Hemmingsen and wife Laura, Ryan Hemmingsen and wife Linsy, Scott Christensen and wife Leslie; seven great-grandchildren; nephew, Ron King and wife Mary, Persia, IA.
VISITATION with the family Sunday 2-4pm. FUNERAL SERVICE Monday 1pm all at Funeral Home. Interment Cedar Lawn Cemetery with military by American Legion Post 2. Luncheon to follow at the Walnut Hill Reception Center. Marvin will be cremated after the visitation on Sunday. Memorials are suggested to New Horizon Church and Seventh Day Adventist. CUTLER-O'NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, IA


Published in Omaha World-Herald from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2013