In Memory of Marvin L. Brookbank



Marvin L. Brookbank
Marvin L. Brookbank
Born: August 10, 1940
Died: July 1, 2016
Age: 75
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Marvin L. Brookbank
August 10, 1940 - July 1, 2016
From: Ida Grove, IA
Marvin L. Brookbank, age 75, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away Friday, July 01, 2016.

Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 05, 2016 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Reverend Richard A. Salcido will officiate. Visitation will be held one our prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 05, 2016 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home, of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com

Marvin L. Brookbank was born on August 10, 1940, in Ida Grove, Iowa, to Clarence and Mae (Welding) Brookbank. He was baptized and confirmed in the Saint John’s Lutheran Church of Storm Lake, Iowa.

Growing up in Ida Grove, Marvin attended Ida Grove Public Schools.  On November 8, 1959, Marvin was united into marriage to the love of his life Judith Kay Sander, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Schleswig, Iowa. To this union three children were born: Debby, Leesa, and Michael.

For 20 years Marvin was employed as a meat cutter at various locations for Fareway Grocery Stores. After relocating to Gillette, Wyoming, Marvin continued cutting meat for Albertson’s for 25 years.

Marvin liked, river fishing, gardening, the Chicago Bears, and looking after his lawn and flowers while enjoying the great outdoors.  He enjoyed taking camping trips in a tent to Deadwood and Keyhole South Dakota; along with a nice long drag and a cold beverage after a long day. His true treasure in life was his family. Marvin adored his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. His great-grandsons: Carver, Sawyer, and Leo, could always bring a chuckle or smile to his face, even during his short, courageous fight with brain and lung cancer.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Judi (Sander) Brookbank of Ida Grove, Iowa; children: Debby (Brent) Cooper of Grinnell, Iowa, Leesa (Mike) Johnston of Eagle Grove, Iowa, and Michael Brookbank of Grinnell, Iowa; grandchildren: Rory Johnston (Jamie Rae), Kyle Johnston (Jamie Leigh),  Megan Anderson (Nate), Caleb Johnston, and Jordan Johnston; great- grandsons: Carver, Sawyer and Leo Johnston; brothers: Don (Kathy) Brookbank and Darold “Cork” (Eileen) Brookbank; sisters: Shirley (Fiancé Earl Curtis) Danielson, Sharon (Charlie) Ziegmann; and numerous nieces, nephews extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Carlyle Welding and Harold Brookbank; brother-in-law, John Danielson; and nephews: Merritt Brookbank and Bob Danielson.


SERVICES

Memorial Services
1:00 p.m., Tuesday,
July 05, 2016

Christensen - Van Houten
Fuenral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Richard A. Salcido

CASKET BEARERS

Honorary Pallbearers:

Rory & Jamie Rae Johnston
Kyle & Jamie Leigh Johnston
Megan & Nate Anderson
Caleb Johnston
Jordan Johnston

VISITATION

One Hour Prior To
The Service From

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Christensen - Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

Recorded Selections:
By Alan Jackson

"How Great Thou Art"
"I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You"
"Softly & Tenderly"


Condolences


Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 4:09 PM
“Aunt Judy and family, there are no words to express how you feel. All I can say he put a smile on everybody's face all the time. We will miss him. ”
- kevin groth
Friday, July 8, 2016 at 3:44 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss, I worked at Albertson's with Marvin. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- laurie hurst
Friday, July 8, 2016 at 3:44 AM
“Dear "Corky" and family,
As your fellow classmate of 1961, I'm so sorry to hear about Marvin; my thoughts & prayers are with you.”
- Lola (Sievertsen) Stephens
Monday, July 4, 2016 at 3:20 PM
“Our prayers are with all of you. I had the privilege of meeting Marvin when he brought cans in to redeem. He looked so much like uncle Don I had asked if he was related to him. We had a really nice conversation. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to visit with him.
Wes and Diana Ossman”
- Diana Ossman
Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 4:07 PM
“SO sorry to hear about Marvin...Our families were friends for years... My Mom went to help Mae care for Sharon when she was born... My brother Marlyn was friends with Cork and Marvin... The memories of those that we grow up with are precious... and hold a special place in our hearts... May he RIP as he joins those who have already entered heaven's gates... Condolences to the family... May the Lord comfort you. ”
- Mareta Vermeys (Schau)
Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 4:07 PM
“Judi and family,
So sorry about Marv's passing but now he is enjoying his heavenly hope with out any pain and looking down on his loving family--keeping watch that all goes well for all of you. Keeping you all in my prayers. Veronica
- Veronica Guthrie
Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 4:07 PM
“Our sympathy to Judy and all the Brookbank family. When the Lord calls our loved one home he leaves a gift.. of memories in exchange. Hold tight to them and all your loved ones. in sympathy Loretta Cooper and Paul6”
- loretta cooper ackerman
Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 7:25 PM
“My sympathy to the Brookbank family, It has been sometime since I have seen any of you but Corky, Hoping your memories will help see you through this hard time. Hugs
Shirley Ruser.”
- Shirley Ruser
Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:26 AM
“JUDY AND FAMILY WE ARE SO SORRY TO HERE ABOUT MARVINS' PASSING. MARVIN AND I WERE ALWAYS SUCH GOOD FRIENDS WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, AND REMAINED FREINDS ALL THIS TIME. WE ARE SO SORRY WE DIDN'T GET TO SEE HIM THESE LAST FEW WEEKS. MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL AND HIS FAMILY........KENNY & ANN THORNHILL”
- KEN & ANN THORNHILL
Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:26 AM
“Sorry to hear about the loss of your family, it has been more than fifty five years since I have seen Marvin, but well remember him growing up and in school. So many years have passed, it is a shame we loose track of people from our home town, our very roots. Although, I know none of you family members, I would still like to send my sincere sympathy to all of you. ”
- Peaches (Reta Fletcher) Campbell
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