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“Sorry to here about marven we were just talking about him at work the other day. Sorry for your loss.and you are in our players.. Jane ”
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Marvin McGahuey, 88, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Services will be held 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Victor.

Interment with military rights will be held at the Leon Cemetery on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

Marvin was born on January 7, 1925, in Decatur, Iowa to Burt and Goldie Stout McGahuey. He was raised and graduated high school in Decatur, and then voluntarily entered into the United States Marine Corps. After returning home he continued his education at Findley Engineering School in Kansas City, Missouri, and then became a licensed professional engineer for the states of Missouri and Iowa.

In 1946, he married Rosemary Warner in Olathe, Kansas. The couple raised three children, Connie, Colleen and Terry.

During Marvin's career he worked for the Boeing Company in Wichita, Kansas as a draftsmen, a firm in Kansas City as a bridge designer, before relocating to Iowa, where he was a contracted County Engineer for five counties. He received many awards during his career and was highly recognized.

Marvin was avid walker and would walk up to 18 miles in a day, he and Rosemary enjoyed traveling the United States, Europe, and Asia, he would travel to the Phoenix, Arizona area for the winter, he also enjoyed dancing, camping and eating out.

Marvin is survived by his daughter, Colleen (Gary) DeMeulenaere of Hartwick; son, Terry (Barb) McGahuey of Ladora; brother, Keith McGahuey of Altoona; seven grandchildren; and twenty-four, great-grandchildren.

He Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosemary in 1986; daughter, Connie Tellier; sisters, Alberta Griffin, Janice in infancy; brother, Chester; granddaughter, Elizabeth DeMeulenaere.

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