Marvin “Marv” Eugene Yoder

1946 - 2020


Marvin “Marv” Eugene Yoder was born Nov. 24, 1946, in Washington, Iowa, the son of Pete and Wilma (Brenneman) Yoder.  He grew up in Iowa and Wisconsin, and graduated from Bruce High School.  Marv served in the United States Army. 

On Sept. 21, 1996, Marv was united in marriage to Alice Haines in Wellman.  Marv owned and operated his own businesses as a home builder, carpenter, and a truck driver, traveling all over the United States.  He lived in Iowa, Wisconsin, Florida, Tennessee, and has lived in Wellman since 1992. 

He enjoyed the outdoors fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles, four-wheelers, playing cards and spending quality time with his family.

Marv died on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his home in rural Wellman at the age of 73 years.
Marv is survived by his wife: Alice of Wellman; a daughter: Missy Yoder of Keota; a son: Travis (Karissa) Yoder of Wellman; nine grandchildren; two sisters: Mary (Dick) Wenman of Iowa City and Donna Yoder of Wellman; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law: Everette and Jessie Haines; and a son: Shawn Butterbaugh.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona.  Pastor Andy Townsend officiated.  Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. 

A general memorial fund has been established.  Messages may be sent to the family at


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