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Marvin Thornton

Posted May 01, 2013 in Ankeny, Obituaries

December 13, 1929 – April 25, 2013

Marvin Thornton

Marvin Thornton

Marvin L. Thornton, 83, of Ankeny entered into eternal rest April 25, 2013.

A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.)

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Scranton Cemetery in Scranton, Iowa.
Marvin was born in Jefferson, IA December 13, 1929. He served 4 years, honorably, as a Sonar Technician in the U.S. Navy.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Iowa, and was an avid Hawkeye fan.

Marvin was a civil engineer that designed water pollution control plants, and he developed two process patents in the industry.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret, two daughters; Mary Kay Dimick and Melanie (Chuck) Byrd, 4 grandchildren; Jennifer (Nick) Roepsch, Doug (Emily) Dimick, Ashley Paul, Charlie Byrd, and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings, and a grandson, Justin Dimick.

Information provided by:
Memorial Services of Iowa
4208 North Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

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