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Marvin Leroy Umbrell

November 25, 1943 - August 21, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Marvin Leroy Umbrell

Marvin Leroy Umbrell

Born: November 25, 1943
Died: August 21, 2021
Age: 77

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Marvin LeRoy Umbrell, the son of Archie William and Myrtle (Taylor) Umbrell, Sr., was born November 25, 1943 in Spencer, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Ayrshire, IA, where he received his education, graduating from Ayrshire High School in 1961.  He worked in Ayrshire for a short time until he entered the U.S. Army during peace time from 1963 until his honorable discharge in 1969.

    Marv married Barbara McDonough in 1965 at the Methodist Church in Webb,  Iowa.  Following their marriage, they lived in Gillett Grove, Ayrshire and in 1968 they moved to Spencer where he worked at Spencer Super Valu from 1989 until 1993.  He later worked at Stylecraft from 1993 until his retirement.  He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer, where he was a member of a men’s bible study group and volunteered his time doing landscaping around the church.

     He passed away at the Ruthven Care Center in Ruthven, IA on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the age of 77.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Charlotte Meyer a brother, Archie, Jr., a daughter, Margie Umbrell & a granddaughter, Harper.

     Marvin is survived by his children: Shane (Heidi) Umbrell of Chandler, AZ, Renee (Paul) Freeman of Spencer, IA and Heidi (Chris) Taylor of Spencer, IA; 6 grandchildren: Destiny (Cole) Ginger, Challer   (Catarina) Wadsley, Levi Gilmore, Shelby Freeman Reannen (Brody) Kacmarynski, Mady Freeman, Nicholas Umbrell, 7 great grandchildren: Beckett, Bowen, Braxtyn, Luca, Calvin, Zadkiel, Olivia. one brother, Arthur  Umbrell of Laurens, IA & sister, Effie Heikens of Spencer; other relatives and friends.

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Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, August 27, 2021 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Tim Frasher
Paul Freeman
Cole Ginger
Levi Gilmore
Challer Wadsley
Chris Taylor
Brody Kacmarynski

Shane Umbrell
Nicholas Umbrell
Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Thursday, August 26, 2021 with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"Amazing Grace"
"Dancing In The Sky"
"Zach Williams Rescue Story"
POSTLUDE - "You Are My Sunshine"
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held following the graveside services at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.


Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 3:09 PM
“Renee and Heidi,
I’m so sorry to hear about Marv. You have my families condolences. Marv was always such a nice guy to work with back when I was a kid and just starting out working. We sat by him a lot and church at hop the most recent years:”
- Travis Kennedy
Friday, August 27, 2021 at 4:09 PM
“Shane and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. ”
- Monica Albano (Lewis)
Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7:37 AM
“Thoughts and prayers to Marv's family. Such good times with him especially back in his Electrolux days Selling vacuums with Dale, visiting and just having fun. May memories live on forever. A kind guy gone to soon.”
- Brenda (Simpson) Pomeroy
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 7:48 PM
“Renee and Paul and kids- our sympathy to all of you”
- Colleen and Bill Gerdeman
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 12:25 PM
“Always enjoyed the Sundays we were sitting together with Marv at a table at Hope Reformed Church. Blessed be loved ones' memories of his big smile.”
- Martha Oskvig
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 10:51 AM
“To Marv's family- I am sorry to hear of Marv's passing. He always had a smile on his face, a warm greeting, and worked hard. May he RIP.”
- Joan Kallsen
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 7:40 AM
“The men at the Hope Church Monday morning Bible study group always enjoyed Marv's participation. Marv was a sharing and warm hearted person!”
- Tony Van Helden
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 9:03 AM
“So sorry to hear of Marv's passing. I enjoyed many conversations with him at bible study Saturday mornings. ”
- Matthew Kuehler
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 9:03 AM
“Renee,. Heidi and family... I met your dad through your mom... really nice guy.. you're all in my 🙏”
- Sue Merritt Klimes
Monday, August 23, 2021 at 3:47 PM
“I knew Marv through my sister Sheryl as he was such a help to all of those living in Spencer Manor when he lived there. Even after he moved, he continued to go back and help out all of his friends at Spencer Manor by getting their mail, taking out their trash, giving them rides to appointments, taking them groceries, anything they needed at all. I know he is already missed by everyone that knew him. God bless!”
- Brenda King
Monday, August 23, 2021 at 11:02 AM
“Renee and Family: We send our deepest sympathies to your family. Hugs my friend. ”
- Dana Anderson
Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:52 AM
“To Marve's family. I am so sorry to hear of Marve's passing. He was such a helpful, nice and compassionate person. Always willing to help out and go above and beyond! He will definitely be missed. Sending prayers your families way.”
- Brandi Nelson
Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:52 AM
“Renee and family, I had the pleasure of having Marvin as an employee @ Janitor's Closet, he was the best employee and he took his job so seriously, and worked so hard. He also was such a wonderful kind man. He will be missed by many! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Laura Carlentini”
- Laura Carlentini
Monday, August 23, 2021 at 7:31 AM
“so sorry to hear about Marvin GOD BLESS and help you through these sad times...”
- John and cathy Kirschbaum
Monday, August 23, 2021 at 7:31 AM
“Renee and family. So sorry to hear your Dad’s passing find comfort in the memories . Your in our thoughts and prayers ”
- Sally Sandvig
Monday, August 23, 2021 at 7:31 AM
“Renee and family. Sad to hear about your father. Prayers for support and comfort.”
- Chavon (Parks) Struve
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