Marvin E Goodknight, 98, a longtime resident of Iowa Falls died on July 16, 2022. He was born February 22, 1924, in Nevada, Iowa, to Willis Ross Goodknight and Lena Johanna Sesker Goodknight. Marvin joined the Army at age 18 in 1943. He spent 6 years in the Army National Guard and the Reserves, 2 years in the 3rd Army and was in four major battles in WWII.
He married Doris Stadler on March 22, 1947. They were married for 49 years before Doris passed away on March 4, 1996, from a long battle with diabetes.
Marvin married Sheila Cooper on September 22, 2003.
He is survived by his wife Sheila; and his children, Larry and Kathleen (Peterson) Goodknight, Davenport, IA; Terry and Sheryl (Smuck) Goodknight, Alden, IA; David and Charlene (Sandal) Goodknight, Mesa, AZ; Steve and Sherri (Faulkner) Goodknight, Florence, SC; and Kelly Jo Goodknight, Iowa Falls, IA; and stepchildren, Rhonda Cooper, Mason City, IA; Mike and Wendy Cooper, and Chris and Tammy Cooper, Iowa Falls. Marvin has numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Marvin was preceded in death by Doris; brothers Ronald, Robert, Wayne and Everett; and grandson Drew.
Arrangements are being handled by Surls Funeral Home. Cards may be sent to Surls Funeral Home % Sheila Goodknight. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.