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WUNSCHEL, Marvin R. (1923-2015)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/30/2021 at 12:40:34

Marvin R. Wunschel
(March 1, 1923 - September 4, 2015)

IDA GROVE – Services for Marvin R. Wunschel, 92, of Ida Grove were Sept. 8, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ida Grove with military rites by McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of American Legion in Ida Grove. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Marvin Raymond Wunschel was born on March 1, 1923, the son of Arthur and Louise (Ericksen) Wunschel. He grew up on the family farm between Ida Grove and Arthur, Iowa and attended Blaine #9 Country School thru the 8th grade. Marvin worked as a farm hand for various farmers before enlisting into the United States Army Air Force. He served during WWII from 1943 to 1945. Marvin was stationed in England and completed 29 combat missions as an armorer-gunner in a bomber nicknamed “Old Sack”. On October 18, 1945, Marvin married Florence Marie Miller in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was honorably discharged the day after. The couple made their home on a farm in Ida County and they were blessed with five children, Karen, Rodney, Diane, Roger, and Lynn. After his family, Marv’s biggest love was farming. He was especially proud to see the farm recognized as a Century Farm in 2005. Marvin died Sept. 4 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Louise Wunschel; son, Rodney Wunschel; grandson, Seth Kelly Wunschel; grandson-in-law, Ryan Grell; sisters, Leona Cook, Virginia Carlson; and brother, Leonard “Shorty” Wunschel. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of almost 70 years Florence Wunschel; children, Karen (Roger) Bumann, Diane (Mason) Fleenor, Roger (Timi) Wunschel, Lynn (Troy) Hare all of Ida Grove; brothers, Everett (Judy) Wunschel of Arthur and Clifford Wunschel of Ida Grove;.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., Sep 16, 2015 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/


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