Marvin W. Iverson, 86, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Dougherty Hospice House, in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Brookings Wesleyan Church, in Brookings. Visitation is Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brookings. Rude’s Funeral Home, of Brookings, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marvin W. Iverson, son of Knudt and Lulu (McMillan) Iverson, was born on Feb. 20, 1926, in Carpenter. He grew up and received his education in Doland, graduating in 1945. He joined the Army-Air Force on Nov. 15, 1945, and served during the World War II era.
After serving in the Air Force Weather Bureau, he returned to work on the family farm and hired out for work. While working he met and married Mildred A. Lundy on June 20, 1949, at Willow Lake. They moved to Brookings in 1950 where Marvin graduated from South Dakota State University and continued his education through many other venues. He worked at Kjellsens, Robertsons and Sidles, and then became an automotive instructor at Brookings High School and the Multi-district. He taught there until he retired in 1988. Through the years he helped many people with their automotive problems. He was always willing and very able to help.
Marvin enjoyed life and loved his Lord. He was a member of the Brookings Wesleyan Church.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising wood ducks, camping, coffee at Country Kitchen and flying kites with his children and grandchildren. He was a great auto mechanic and handyman, known for his ability to fix anything. His kind heart, gentle spirit and patience were treasured and respected by many.
Faithful to his vow, he loved and cherished Mildred for more than 62 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Iverson of Brookings; his son, Donnell (Natalie) Iverson, of Arlington; daughter Regina (Terry) VanDyke of Sioux Falls; son Kevin (Holly) Iverson of Yankton; 10 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brothers, Alvin Iverson, Lealand (Kathy) Iverson, Delmer (Barbara) Iverson, Gerald (Darlene) Iverson; sister, Marvilyn (Doug) Albright; many nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law, Clinton Fossell, Marlene and Lowell Wheeler, Florene and Stan Foresman.
He was preceded in death by his son, Darwin Terry Iverson, his brother, Arnold Iverson, his sisters, Joyce Iverson and Alverta (Thomas) Reilly, and his sister-in-law, Bernice Fossell.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome.com.