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Marvin Samuelson
1938 - 2018
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street
Des Moines, IA
Marvin Samuelson

Indianola - 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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Published by the Des Moines Register on Dec. 2, 2018.
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Now it is 2 years since my wife passed away. Last year saw the passing of Nancy Turner who worked with me for many years and was a big booster of Marv's knowing what a stellar individual he was. Missing them both as I near the age of 100.
Barry Nulph
November 23, 2020
So it is, that just a year ago my friend and employee Marv Samuelson passed away. I think of him often and the words that come to mind are honest, loyal to the core, and easy going. Pretty good traits for a human being.
Wordsworth quote that applies here:
" And, when the stream
Which overflowed the soul
has passed away,
A consciousness remains that it had left,
Deposited upon the silent shore
Of memory, images and precious thoughts
That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed. "
Barry Nulph
November 23, 2019
Marv and I worked together for quite a number of years in the building business and he was a stellar and loyal individual ...a true gentleman and a friend. My condolences to Marilyn who is a wonderful gal, and to other family members. The last time I talked to Marv I was going to come down to his place because it has been so long since we've seen each other and I also wanted to see his llamas. Guess we'll have to do it on the other side.
Barry Nulph
December 9, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I remember Marvin from elementary school days long ago. Much sympathy to you and your family.

Barbara (Henry) Halleck
Barbara Halleck
December 6, 2018
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December 4, 2018
I am sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose a loved one in death. Our heavenly Father is very aware and understands the pain you feel. He will give you comfort. (Psalms 86:6,7) Your family has my deepest sympathy.
December 1, 2018
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May the God who comforts all who mourn sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2
May C
December 1, 2018
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