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Marlin K. Idso

May 18, 1938 — December 21, 2019

Marlin K. Idso

Rural Archer

Services for Marlin K. Idso, age 81, of rural Archer who passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Pearl Valley Rehab in Primghar. There will be no formal services at this time.
Burial will be held at a later date at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.
Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

Marlin K. Idso, the son of Theodore and Arlene (Johnson) Idso was born on May 18, 1938 in O’Brien County, Iowa. He received his education in Archer and graduated from Archer High School in 1956. After graduation he earned a basketball scholarship to Buena Vista University in Storm Lake and after a year, transferred to Morningside College in Sioux City. He served in United States Air Force reserves. He began his career working at Sear’s for 10 years. On December 27, 1969 Marlin was united in marriage to Carol Pridie at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple made their home in Sioux City. Marlin was employed at Wells Blue Bunny as the warehouse manager for over 33 years, retiring in 2000. Marlin and Carol built their new home in Archer in 2001. On Saturday, December 21, 2019 Marlin passed away at Pearl Valley Rehab in Primghar, reaching the age of 81 years, 7 months and 3 days.
Marlin enjoyed watching sports and mowing with his Allis Chalmers Tractors.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of almost 50 years, Carol; two sons, Chad Idso of LeMars, Iowa and Steve (Mary) of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Stephanie (Justin), Chris, Shaylee, Alex and Max; three great grandchildren, Kaydyn, Kylee and Korbyn; a sister, Marlys Paul of Clinton, Iowa; also cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.
Marlin was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lorraine.
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