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Marvin F. Bruch

August 17, 1944 — April 24, 2021

Visitation and Prayers on Friday, April 30, 2021 ~ 5 PM to 7 PM with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 PM at Ohde Funeral Home, Manning, Iowa; Mass Of The Christian Burial will be on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church, Manning, Iowa

Concelebrants are Reverend Paul Nguyen, Reverend Lynn Bruch and Reverend Jim Bruch

Music by Sacred Heart Choir "Here I Am, Lord" "On Eagle's Wings" "How Great Thou Art" "The Old Rugged Cross" Anne Muhlbauer, Organist

Eucharistic Minister is Imelda Langel

Lector is Dave Stitz

Casket Bearers ~ Marvin's Grandsons Nathan Andersen, Josh Andersen, Zach Stitz, Wyatt Bruch, Clark Halbur, Nick Halbur and Logan Halbur

Honorary Casket Bearers ~ Marvin's Granddaughters Kate Bryant, Brianna Stitz, Camryn Bruch, Samantha Halbur and Amber Halbur

Interment with Military Honors at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manning, Iowa by the American Legion Post 694 ~ Arcadia and U.S. Army Honor Guard

Marvin Felix, son of Arthur and Regina (Grossman) Bruch, was born August 17, 1944, in Carroll, Iowa. He grew up on a farm south of Arcadia. Marvin attended grade school at St. John's in Arcadia and graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in 1962. Marvin then farmed with his father until he entered the U.S. Army in 1966.
On May 14, 1966, Marvin was united in marriage with Rita Broich at St. John's Catholic Church in Arcadia. Marvin was stationed in Alabama for a short time before being sent to Germany where he spent 18 months. Upon being discharged, he returned to Iowa and he and Rita made their home on a farm near Manning. Marvin also drove truck. They retired from farming in 2010, and Marvin continued to drive truck part-time. During retirement, Marvin also pursued his passion of restoring old tractors and raising sweet corn.
Marvin served as a member of Sacred Heart Church in Manning, where he taught CCD for 13 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Knights of Columbus. Marvin cherished spending time with his grandchildren, playing board games and cards, taking walks together, having sleepovers, and attending their ballgames and school activities. He always enjoyed listening to them, their thoughts and plans.
In the fall of 2015, Marvin was diagnosed with cancer and was able to remain strong until recently. On Saturday, April 24, 2021, Marvin passed away at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, at the age 76 years, 8 months and 7 days of age.
Marvin is survived by his wife Rita Bruch of Manning; four children: Susan (Mike) Steele of Adel; Patty (Dave) Stitz of Johnston; Tom (Tammy) Bruch of Manning; Amy (Bret) Halbur of Manning; 12 grandchildren: Nathan, Josh, Zach, Kate, Brianna, Camryn, Wyatt, Clark, Nick, Samantha, Amber and Logan; a great-grandson Arlo; a brother: Arthur (Rita) Bruch of Arcadia; two sisters: Anita (Cyril) Venner of Arcadia and Carol (Jim) Starman of Halbur; Sisters-in-law: Betty Bruch of Carroll; Phyllis (George) Wessling of Garner; Chris (Terry) Assman of Omaha, Nebraska; and Dorothy Hoffman of Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Regina Bruch; brothers: Paul (Darlene) Bruch; Robert (Lois) Bruch; Leo Bruch; Rita's parents Frank and Loretta Broich; brothers-in-law: George Hoffman; Richard Broich, Dennis Broich; sisters-in-law Esther (Loren) Leiting and Jane (Paul) Wessling; and Bonnie (Vernal) Onken.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, April 30, 2021

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

Ohde Funeral Home, Manning

108 1st St, Manning, IA 51455

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Sacred Heart Church, Manning

203 Sue St, Manning, IA 51455

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