Marvin Karl Haller was born at home during the depression on January 17, 1934. Once his mother realized a mistake was made on his birth certificate it was changed to Marvin Dale and remained so until his death at home on January 19, 2021.
He was raised in an Olde World German neighborhood in Muscatine, Iowa. As a toddler it was on a neighbor ladies porch swing that he learned to sip beer. Once again when his mother realized there was no more porch swing for Marvin.
He always said that his family was one of the lucky ones during the depression as his dad had a job. His luck continued when in junior high he met his lifelong partner Barbara Whisler. They married on May 1st 1953 and soon to follow came the star of their show. Marvin was a graduate of Muscatine Community, State Teachers College and the University of Iowa. He taught the sciences in Guttenberg High School and Garnavillo High School where he was affectionately called PA.
Marvin loved to tackle jobs and small projects so much so that his sister in law always said “everyone needs a Marvin.” He once enthusiastically helped paint his brother in laws Datsun with tester paint, and a roller stood back and said, “Not Bad.” If you greeted him and asked him how he was doing his standard answer was, “too early to tell!” He was an over 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, The Masonic Lodge and El Kahir Shriners.
Those left to carry on his legacy are his wife Barbara; daughter Cindy (Jeff) Pape; several nephews; brother in law, La Moyne Jacobs and special friends of over 50 years, Alan and Betty Schockemoehl.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date on the Cedar River.
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