Cover photo for Marvin Hanna's Obituary
Marvin Hanna Profile Photo

Marvin Hanna

October 3, 1932 — March 27, 2016

Marvin Hanna

FOREST CITY – Marvin Hanna, 83, of Forest City, died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church, 3906 Bluebill Ave., Joice, with the Pastor Kevin Olson officiating. Burial will be in Grant Township in Woden.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Home in Forest City.

Marvin Oscar Hanna, the son Iren and Esther (Holland) Hanna was born October 3, 1932 in Forest City. Marvin grew up in the Woden area where his dad farmed. As a young man he enjoyed roller-skating, this is where he met Darlene Bernice Torkelson, they were united in marriage on October 15, 1952 at the Beadle house southeast of Forest City. They started out in a small house that he and his dad built on the homestead in the Thompson/ Woden area. In 1962 Marvin and Darlene felt the need for a relationship with Jesus and asked him into their life and home. After living on several farms they settled in the Miller area. They farmed there until 1982 when they moved to Forest City. Marvin was employed by the Forest City School as a custodian, retiring in 1997.

Darlene and Marvin enjoyed camping, gospel sings and being a part of Six Seasons Christian motorcycle group. Marvin was a very talented craftsman from building his own garden tractor, modifying farm equipment, auto body repair and restoring old vehicles including a 1961 Ford, the last car his dad bought new.

Marvin is survived by his five children; Daryl (Cindy) Hanna of Forest City, Gloria (Mike) Gruis of Forest City, Bernal (Kathy) Hanna of Forest City, Eileen (Dean) Holland of Buffalo Center and Janelle (Jay) Erdman of Duncan; 17 grandchildren; and 35 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Darlene.
To send flowers to the family in memory of Marvin Hanna, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Thursday, March 31, 2016

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

Cataldo Funeral Home - Main Office

760 Center Avenue, Garner, IA 50438

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Friday, April 1, 2016

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church

3906 Bluebill Ave., Joice, IA 50446

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 8

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Send With Love

Send With Love