Funeral Services: Will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Fontanelle with burial in the Fontanelle Cemetery. Full military graveside rites will be conducted by the Fontanelle American Legion Carlson Post No. 247. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services. Pastor Cathy Nutting will officiate the service.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd, at the Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening at the Steen Funeral Home in Fontanellle from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the Marvin Warner memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Marvin Duane Warner was born May 12, 1933, in Adair County Iowa, the son of Ross and Ruby (Johnson) Warner. He passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Fontanelle at the age of 81.
Marvin attended Country School and graduated from Fontanelle High School with the class of 1950. He joined the United States Army in 1953-1955 serving at Ft. Leonardwood, MO and in Germany. While home on leave he was united in marriage to Edith McDowall on October 31, 1953, in the Highland United Methodist Church north of Fontanelle. To this union four children were born: Kelly, Todd, Daniel and Dalene. Marvin worked for Cummins Construction in Fontanelle for many years as a heavy equipment operator and retired in 2012. His second marriage was to Sheryl Comley in Ardmore, OK. on January 26, 1976. Sheryl had two sons, Rob and Randy Comley.
Marvin enjoyed horse back riding, guns, hunting, drinking, fighting, flirting and good gamin'....ha. Marvin dearly enjoyed visiting with his family and friends and traveling. Marvin was a member of the Fontanelle American Legion Carlson Post No. 247 and was past Commander, also a member of the Fontanelle Saddle Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sheryl Warner; son, Daniel Warner; grandson, Justin Hurd; sister, Marcie Darling; and several uncles and aunts.
He is survived by his five children, Kelly Barley of Channelview, Texas, Todd Warner of Bridgewater and Dalene Mattheis of Katy, Texas, Rob Comley of Perry, Iowa and Randy Comley of Murray, Iowa; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; sister, Joan Thomas of Clarinda, Iowa; other relatives and friends.