Marvin Lee Pulver

July 2, 2024

Marvin Lee Pulver

Marvin Lee Pulver passed away on July 2, 2024, at Park Centre in Newton.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Grace Alive in Prairie CIty.  Burial will follow at Vandalia Cemetery.  The family will greet friends on Saturday, July 6, 2024 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Grace Alive.  Memorials may be directed to Grace Alive and condolences at

Marvin was born to Francis Pulver and Dessie (Gulling) Pulver on November 20, 1927 on a farm 1 mile east of the town of Vandalia, Iowa. Marvin attended country school Des Moines Township #4 (Flemming) and then Prairie City High School where he graduated in 1947. Marvin worked on the farm with his father after high school.

Marvin joined the air force reserves at Offutt Air Force Base and was called to active duty in March of 1951 (Korean War). He served for 21 months stateside flying training and recovery missions in the Great Lakes region of the USA. Marvin worked construction after his return from service and was a heavy equipment operator (IUOE Local 234) and a parts runner until 2008.

Marvin traveled after his retirement, visiting much of the US, Canada, Switzerland, and other European countries.  Marvin received Jesus Christ as savior in 1963 and served faithfully the rest of his life.  He was a charter member and deacon at the Faith Bap8st Church and Grace Alive Church of Prairie City, Iowa.

Mavin is survived by his son Daniel, son James, Daughter Nancy (Halferty), son in law Carlos Gauna, granddaughters Rosie Sharp and Halla Pulver, and great grandchildren Asaseya, Ivy, and Ashyer. He is also survived by his sisters Mildred Gilbert and Norma Smith. Marvin was preceded in death by his daughter Leann Goffard Engelhardt, parents Francis and Dessie, brothers Carol, Dean, and Verlin, and sister Audrey.