A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3001 S. Sixth St. in Marshalltown, with Pastor Mike Herschberger officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. In respect of Marv's wishes and personality, the family invites you to attend in casual attire. A memorial fund is being established. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home (Ph 641-844-1234) is caring for Marv and his family. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com.
Born on Feb. 2, 1950, in Spencer, Marv was the son of Roy and Alma (Halbur) Shatto. He graduated from the Spencer High School in 1970.
On Aug. 23, 1986, he was united in marriage to Linda Groen at the Little Brown Church. They made their home in Nevada for three years until moving to Marshalltown where they have lived ever since. Marv was a workaholic -- always trying to fit in an 18-hour workday. He was employed in several different professions and fields in his life including -- Old Home Bread route driver, AAA Insurance agent, police officer in Atlantic, owner and operator of the Siesta Motel in Nevada, the Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames in the custodial department, and most recently managed a Dollar General Store in Nevada until his health declined. He was a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marshalltown.
Left to cherish his memory are Linda, his loving wife of 23 years; three children: Becky Luing of Nevada, Eric Shatto of Newton and Ben Shatto of Ames; his grandchildren: Michayla and Carter Luing and Allissa Shatto; his siblings: Jim (Cheri) Shatto of Fostoria, Gary (Rhonda) Shatto of Springfield, Mo., Dennis (Debbie) Shatto of Schuyler, Neb., and Sheri (Denny) Parrish of Gilbert, Iowa, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In death, Marv rejoined his parents; sister, Sharon in infancy; sister, Connie Holmes; and brother, Larry Shatto; as well as Linda's parents.