Marvin B. Bluedorn Sr.

August 26, 1960 ~ September 29, 2018 (age 58)

Marvin B. Bluedorn, Sr., 58, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2018 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf, Iowa.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the services on Thursday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Marvin was born August 26, 1960 in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Marvin L. & Grace N. (Ramsey) Bluedorn. He was a 1978 graduate of Rock Island High School.  Marvin was united in marriage to Beth Anne Fister on October 21, 1978 in Rock Island.

He was a mechanical engineer, having contracted his work through Techstaff in Moline.   He enjoyed go-kart racing for several years and had a love of the outdoors; fishing and camping.  He especially loved the time and the company with his beloved family.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Beth; his daughter, Rebecca Bluedorn (Todd Nelson); his son, Marvin Bluedorn Jr. (Alissa Anderson), all of Marion; his grandchildren, Adelyn, Arlo, Aubrey, Caleb, Dylan, Malory and Madison; and his sister, Alice Bluedorn.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; and his beloved dog, Gus.

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