Marvin Junior Berry was born August 28, 1934. He passed away peacefully at this home in Melrose, IA on September 19, 2013. A service was held for Marvin on Sunday, September 29 at the American Legion in Nevada, IA.
Marvin served in the Army from 1957 to 1959. He was retired for the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades Local 246 after 45 years of service. He had “Berry Trained” several painters he worked with.
Marvin and Ruth were married on June 1, 1968 and raised 6 children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping, and playing horseshoes. Marvin also enjoyed visiting family and friends to socialize and share laughs with.
Marvin was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Dorothy Moss Berry; his second wife, Barbara Bradshaw Berry; his son, Rick E. Berry; his sister, Margaret Berry Rice; hid brothers, Robert (Bob) and Larry Berry.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Berry of Melrose, IA; his daughter, Valorie Berry of Ames, daughter Theresa (Terri) Miller and her husband, Jerry of Melrose; son, Franklin D. Risdal of Melrose; daughter, Vicki M. Street of Tucson, AZ; son, Danny A. Risdal and his wife, Sharon, of Maxwell, IA; and 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.