Marvin Joseph Cecak, 81, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at his home under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Michael Mescher as celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in rural Toledo. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 4-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with a Vigil Service at 7 PM.
Marvin was born on April 4, 1932, in rural Vining, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Emma (Upah) Cecak.
He graduated from Toledo High School.
Marvin served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.
On April 10, 1956, he was united in marriage to Mary Osborn at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vining. He farmed from 1956-1995, retiring in 1995. Marvin was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama, Catholic Foresters, and the Clutier American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Polka music, gardening, and playing cards. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Jerry Cecak; and two brothers-in-law.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Mary of Toledo; his children, Jim Cecak of Clutier, Sharon (Dean) Knoop of Clutier, Joe (Jo Ellen) Cecak of Toledo, Sue (Dan) Vesely of Elberon, John (Judy) Cecak of Belle Plaine, and Sam (Bill) Carter of Elberon; twelve grandchildren, Doug (Kelli) Knoop, Deanna (Derrick) Nederhoff, Emma Knoop, Melissa (Brad) Mauseth, Ben Cecak, Brad Cecak, Wendell (Sarah Zien) Knoop, Alicia Knoop, Ciara Cecak, Tristan Cecak, Cassie (Rich DeFauw) Carter, and Carrie Carter; eight great-grandchildren; his siblings, Marcella (Frank) Kriz of Clutier, Marjorie Nekola of Tama, Edward (Shirley) Cecak of Newhall, Joyce Cecak of Tama, Dianne Pokorny of Clutier, and Dale (Judy) Cecak of LeGrand; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established.