Marvin Wayne Draeger, 87, of Webster City, died Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in Ames. His service will be held Friday October 16, at 11:00 AM at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Webster City with Rev. Dr. Michael Kroona officiating. A visitation will be Thursday 4 – 6 at Boman Funeral Home.
He was born November 28, 1927 in Webster City to Albert & Pearl (Welch) Draeger. He graduated from Webster City High School and joined the US Navy shortly thereafter. He served on the USS Virginia.
Marvin & Anita were married on December 18, 1950 in Humboldt, IA. He worked as a salesman for many years. The Hamilton County Fair Board hired him to be the board secretary for several years. About 60 years ago he realized his dream to be a crop and cattle farmer. In 2003 they moved to the farm where Marvin continued farming.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 191. Marv enjoyed ballroom dancing, but the thing he lived for was farming.
His family includes his wife of 65 years; three children: Debbie (Lynn) Jaycox of Webster City, Douglas of Fort Dodge & Mark (Pam) of Webster City; three grandchildren Scott (Juli) Jaycox of Webster City, Sara (Tyler) Abens of Webster City & Alex (Sierra) Draeger of Humboldt; and several great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Mark, and 2 brothers Melvin & Raymond. Memorials can be given to donor’s choice.
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