Marvin Stanley Douglas, age 81, of Kahoka, MO, formerly of Burlington, IA, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at St. Joseph Healthcare Center in St. Charles, MO.
Marvin was born November 21, 1937 in rural West Point, IA, a son of Vivian Roosevelt and Elizabeth Kathryn Otte Douglas. He graduated from Denmark High School.
Marvin served in the U. S. Air Force from 1958 until 1962 attaining the rank of Airman 3rd Class. He served as an Administrative Clerk in Texas, Miami and then Puerto Rico for three years.
On December 20, 1989 he was united in marriage to Judith Hoffman Mack in Fort Madison, IA.
Survivors include his wife, Judith, of Kahoka; his children from a previous marriage: Michelle Douglas of Boone, IA,Tracie (Kim) Douglas of Willard, MO , and Melanie Douglas of Donnellson, IA; Judith’s children, Brian (Dena) Ferrel of Kahoka, Scott Ferrel of Spokane, WA, and Curtis (Marlena) Mack of Kahoka; grandchildren: Harley Hoenig of Fort Madison, Daniel Douglas of Burlington, Charles Steele of Boone, Eric (Lacey) Ferrel of Fort Madison, Brad (Shaide) Ferrel of Wayland, Troy (Amy) Ferrel of Hamilton, Seth McElhoe of Donnellson, Noah Ferrel and Maddie Rose Ferrel of Kahoka, Anthony, Brandon, Joshua, and Nicholas Ferrel of Spokane, WA, and Camron Mack and Conner Mack of Kahoka; four great-grandchildren: Brayden, Aubrie, Owen and Ellie Ferrel; a sister, Marlene (Paul) Haendler of Overgaard, AZ; one brother, Melvin (Lucille) Douglas of Hot Springs, AR; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Tom Poplett of Mesa, AZ, Gloria Miles of Knoxville, IA, Karen (Neil) Vineyard of Wheaton, MO and Danny Hoffman of Danville, IA; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Esta Hoffman; two sisters, Marilyn Poplett and Maureen (Milton) Kelly; Judith’s twin brother, Kenny and Dorothy Hoffman; and other relatives.
Marvin was a retired 31-year employee of J. I. Case in Burlington. He did various welding jobs for a time following his retirement.
Marvin really enjoyed antique gas engines and going to Old Threshers. He loved watching WWE wrestling, eating popcorn and drinking diet coke. He enjoyed putting together puzzles and daily working word search puzzles. Marvin had a large, contagious smile and got his exercise walking around the Clark Co. Nursing Home every day and visiting with residents and workers. He and Judith were always involved when there was an activity there. He loved getting the local newspapers in order to look for and keep up with his grandchildren’s many activities.
Funeral services and military rites were held Monday, April 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Chris Lind officiating. Special music was “Because He Lives”, “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace”.
Pallbearers were Eric Ferrel, Brad Ferrel, Troy Ferrel, Noah Ferrel, Camron Mack and Conner Mack.
Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.
Visitation was held Monday from 9 a.m. until services at 10 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Clark Co. Nursing Home Activity Fund.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.