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“We loved Marvelle. We interviewed him several times regarding his experiences with Bonnie and Clyde. He was always gracious and friendly. He will be...Read More »
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“My thoughts are with you. He lived a life to be celebrated. ”
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“So sorry to hear of your loss. He has a very kind face and a beutiful smile, I'm sure he will be missed. My condolences, Elena ”
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John Marvelle Feller was born the son of John Vallie and Emma Marguerite (Thompson) Feller at the family farmstead in rural Dallas County, Iowa on October 31, 1913. Marvelle, as he was best known, died at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa on February 1, 2010 at the age of 96 years, 3 months and 1 day.
Marvelle graduated from Redfield High School and started working at the Redfield Brick and Tile plant. Marvelle and Betty Downing were married January 29, 1936 at the Christian Church parsonage in Redfield, Iowa. He started farming and continued as a life-long farmer in the area. He also was a DeKalb Seed Corn salesman for 49 years. Marvelle was a member of the Redfield Methodist Church. He loved to play cards at the Legion Hall and visit with friends. Marvelle was the last surviving witness to the "Bonnie and Clyde" shoot-out near his parents farm north of Dexter. At gunpoint Clyde Barrow ordered Marvelle to carry Bonnie, who was wounded, to the Feller family 1929 Plymouth car, which they stole as part of their get-a-way plan.
Marvelle is survived by his children: Elaine (Bob) Zellers of Prescott, AZ; Harold (Doris) Feller of Dexter; Laree (Jean) Feller of Redfield; Joan (Glenn) Grove of Council Bluffs, IA; Shirley (Larry) Ganoe of Redfield; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, numerous other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, sister Louise Paterson and brother-in-law Bruce Paterson, and nephew Jerry Paterson.

In Loving Memory of

John Marvelle Feller
Age 96

Born October 31, 1913 - Rural Dallas County, Iowa
Died February 1, 2010 - Des Moines, Iowa

10:30 am February 5, 2010
Redfield Methodist Church - Redfield, Iowa

OFFICIATING - Pastor Dave Kruse

ORGANIST - Linda Chance

"Grandpa, Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days"
"Wind Beneath My Wings"


Marc Feller Phillip Ganoe
Steven Feller Brad Zellers
Curtis Ganoe Brian Zellers
Dana Feller Christie Howard
Stacey Feller Heidie Grove-Tosaka
Katie Phippen Tiffanie Mourn

East Linn Cemetery - Rural Redfield, Iowa

Dexter Earlham Redfield

Farmer's Prayer

Lord, bless the land
You've given me,
And may I always know
As I tend each crop and creature
You're the one who helps them grow.

Grant me the strength and wisdom
Please protect me from harm,
And thank you for your gracious gift-

The blessing of a farm.

-Robin Fogle

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