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1936 Marvin 2022

Marvin C. Sjaarda

January 9, 1936 — March 3, 2022

Marvin C. Sjaarda

Sanborn, Iowa

Services for Marvin C. Sjaarda, age 86 of Sanborn formerly of Paullina who passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn. His memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church in Paullina with Marj Feltman ~ officiating.

Private family burial will be held at Prairie View Cemetery

Visitation with family present will be from 5 – 7 P.M. on Friday, March 11, 2022, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

Marvin Cyrus Sjaarda, the son of Nicholas C. and Dirkie (Mulder) Sjaarda, was born on January 9, 1936 at his parents’ home near Carnes, Iowa. His father died when he was a young boy. His mother later married Henry J. Mulder. Marvin attended Orange City Christian School through 8th grade and graduated from Sioux Center High School. Marvin married his high school sweetheart, Bertha (Ter Haar) Sjaarda, on July 23, 1953.
Marvin worked on the farm with his brother until moving to Paullina. Shortly after they moved, Marvin attended trade school in Kentucky for television repair after which he and Bertha bought the Paullina Radio and TV Center that they owned and operated for 18 years. Marv then worked for the United States Postal Service in Paullina and Sheldon. After retirement from the post office in 1994, Marv drove school bus, enjoyed tinkering around home, reading, and working with his son, Greg, at Circle S Metal Works.
In their earlier years, Marv and Bertha enjoyed camping and taking vacations with their family and traveling on Zenith trips. In later years, they loved spending time with their grandkids and great grandkids.
Marvin was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Paullina, serving as an elder, deacon, and on several committees. He is remembered as always willing to help out whenever and wherever needed. He was also a member of the Paullina Lions Club. Marvin moved into Prairie View Nursing Home on June 13, 2018 until his death on March 3, 2022.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Bertha; children Greg (Lori) Sjaarda, Marlyn (Cheryl) Sjaarda, Sharla (Steve) Rupert; grandchildren Chad (Lindsey) Sjaarda, Jon (Wendy) Sjaarda, Eric (Andrea) Sjaarda, Laura (Andy) Baerg, Ryan (Carrie) Sjaarda, Tim (Kate) Rupert, Erin (Nate) Folkmann, Grant (Stephanie Suhrbier) Sjaarda, Bethany (Andrew) Hodnefield; great grandchildren Gerrit, Gavin, Isabella, Alannah, Oliver, Nolan, Matthew, Greta, Taylor, Rhett, Benjamin, Mason, Gauge, Austin; sister-in-law Peggy McClintock; nieces and nephews.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather; granddaughter Jill Sjaarda; siblings Winifred (Gerald) Reinders, John (Joyce, Gert) Sjaarda, Clarence (Mina) Sjaarda, Donald (Bev) Sjaarda; and stepsiblings James Mulder, Elmer Mulder, Harold Mulder, Bernard Mulder, Harriet Mulder, Grace Schouten, Ida Storer.
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Service Schedule

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Friday, March 11, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street , Paullina, IA 51046

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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