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Marvin D. Stearns April 21, 1934 – Nov. 5, 2016

Nov 7, 2016

Marlon D. Stearns, 82, of Oelwein, died Saturday morning, Nov. 5, 2016 at Unity-Point Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein.

Memorials may be directed in his name to Zion Lutheran Church, Oelwein.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Marlon Duane Stearns was born April 21, 1934, at Primghar, the son of Willys L. and Julia T. (Johnson) Stearns. In 1952, he graduated from Estherville High School and in 1957, he graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. Marlon served six years in the Iowa National Guard. On July 7, 1957, he was united in marriage to Yvonne Ione Caywood at Estherville. Marlon was employed with Fareway Stores for 50 years serving as manager in Humboldt from 1970 to 1981, Estherville from 1981 to 1984 and Oelwein from 1984 to 2001. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Oelwein Lions Club. He enjoyed fly fishing, golfing, trap shooting, traveling and dancing.

Marlon is survived by his four children: William (Deborah) Stearns of Altoona; David Stearns of Puyullap, Washington; Marla (Gary) Rima of Charles City and

John (Susan) Stearns of Oskaloosa; partner of 17 years: Edna Dalen of Oelwein; six grandchildren: Stephanie (Richard) Walz, Stacie Stearns, Susan (Paul) Beccio, Anthony Acklin, Steven Acklin and Samantha Stearns; one great grandchild: Charlie Beccio; and one brother: Richard (Gloria) Stearns of Boone.

He was preceded in death by his parents: wife: Yvonne on June 19, 1998; and one sister: Joyce Hatland.