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Marvin Bateman
March 17, 1944 - February 5, 2014

Marvin Dean Bateman, 69, of Oelwein passed away on Wednesday February 5, 2014 at Oelwein Healthcare Center.  Funeral Mass will be Tuesday February 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Visitation will be Monday February 10, 2014 from 3-7 PM with a Scripture Service at 3:30 PM at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.

Marvin was born on March 17, 1944 in Independence, Iowa the son of Henry and Leora (Andrews) Bateman. He grew up in the area and attended the Winthrop School and graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1962. On September 7, 1964 Marvin was united in marriage with Arlene Magsamen at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lamont. 

Marvin worked with his father and brother Jim as a plumber and electrician. In 1973 Marvin and his family moved to Oelwein where he worked as a salesperson for the Chandler Company (Cedar Rapids) until 1977. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, sharing a good joke or two and following the Green Bay Packers. He touched many people’s hearts and will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

Marv is survived by his wife Arlene of Oelwein; two daughters: Sheryl (Tyler) Rager and Erin Bateman of Ankeny, Iowa; two brothers: Virgil (Winifred) Bateman and James (Betty Jean) Bateman of Winthrop, Iowa; his sister Charlotte (Walter) Knipper of Petersberg, Iowa and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant brothers: Willie and Larry, and brother-in-law Alphonse Magsamen. 


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Phil and Linda Ranck on February 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM said:

Dear Arlene and family, our sincere sympathy to you on the loss of your husband/father/brother. Praying God's peace.
Denise Lehman on February 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM said:

Sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Denise Lehman
danny stasi on February 8, 2014 at 9:29 PM said:

My deepest sympathy to the entire bateman family.

Danny Stasi
Marcia and Dick Wakeford on February 8, 2014 at 9:43 AM said:

Our sympathy to all the family. Our prayers and thoughts ore with you.
Deonna Straub on February 8, 2014 at 12:15 AM said:

I will miss you Uncle Marvin. You were very special to me and I wish I would have spent more time with you. I know your in a better place. You were lucky to have Arlene by your side. I love her dearly and your all in my prayers.
Lynn Erdelt Reinert on February 7, 2014 at 10:20 PM said:

Arlene, Our thoughts are prayers are with you and your daughters. Elise always tried to have a joke for Marvin, the cornier the better. He will be missed. Jeff, Lynn and Elise Reinert
Rick and Angie( Koch) Breuer on February 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM said:

Deepest Sympathies to the Bateman/Magsamen family. God bless you and your families during your time of sorrow. We will certainly miss his great sense of humor. Love to you all.
Cathy Martin on February 7, 2014 at 2:20 PM said:

Your dad was a handsome man and I sure do see you grils' features from his. Wow! Losing a parent is no easy task, but feel blessed he was able to give you the great lessons of life to keep on moving forward with your own families now. God bless all of you..
Lisa Newell Seemann on February 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM said:

Uncle Marvin was a great man! We will miss him dearly! The Newell family is looking forward to celebrating his life with Arlene, Sheryl, Erin and the rest of the family.
David Beier on February 7, 2014 at 6:53 AM said:

May God grant you the peace during this time of loss and rejoice in his life here on Earth and especially his life now in Heaven. May God Bless you and keep you.

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