Marvin Floyd Watters of Ocheyedan, IA, passed away Aug. 10, 2012.
Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the United Methodist Church, Ocheyedan with the Rev. Shannon Pascual officiating. A Masonic Service was led by Onyx Lodge, Sanborn, IA. Interment was in the Ocheyedan Township Cemetery, Ocheyedan with military rites by American Legion Post #326 of Ocheyedan.
Marvin was born on the family farm at Ocheyedan on Sept. 29, 1921, to Floyd and Beryl (Engel) Watters. He attended Harris Community School graduating in 1941.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from October 1946 to February 1948, when he was honorable discharged.
Marvin was united in marriage to Belva Willer of Akron on Jan. 2, 1955. They had two children, Dave and Jan. Belva passed away in July of 2000. He farmed his entire life in the Ocheyedan area, retiring in 1985.
Marvin was a devout democrat and enjoyed politics. He had a good time camping and volunteering at Cutty’s Resort at the lakes, trimming trees and landscaping. When he was younger he had a pilot’s license and spent time flying. Marvin enjoyed his family and friends.
He was a life long member of the Ocheyedan United Methodist Church and a member of the Fraternal Order of Masons for 61 years at the Broken Column in Sibley, IA, and presently the Onyx Lodge in Sanborn, IA.
Marvin moved to Country View Manor Oct. 2, 2006, where he passed away.
He is survived by his son, David Watters and friend Dianne McKenzie of Ocheyedan, and David’s family, Ryan and Jill Watters, Breanna, Eathan and Amber of Ashton, IA, Carrie and Shane Bruggeman, Dexter and Dylan of Fargo, ND; his daughter, Jan Stone of Greeley, CO, and her family, Eric and Jacky Barker, Logan, Ashton, and Emersyn of Ankeny, IA, Whitney Stone and her son, Adryin, and Mariah and her daughter, Cambria, all of Greeley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Belva; his parents; and sister, Alice Beryl Pulis.