Services for Marvin Neer Jr., 75, of Russell, Iowa will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment will follow at the Russell Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Monday, May 1, 2023, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Russell Fire Department.
Marvin Leo Neer Jr. was born on November 4, 1947, in Chico, California to Marvin and Glenys (Evans) Neer. He attended many different schools throughout his childhood, then graduated from Chariton High School in 1966. He met the love of his life, Sue Abrahamson, and the couple married on September 24, 1966. He would always make the statement that he married well!
He was drafted into the United States Army in June 1967. He served at Vietnam from November 1967 to November 1968, from there stationed in Georgia.
Marvin worked in construction and later worked for the VA Hospital in Knoxville in the housekeeping/maintenance area. The family later sold hotdogs and footlongs from their 34-foot giant hot dog concession stand. He also sold hinge covers for semis with Chicken Hawk through Wolf Creek Products.
Marvin enjoyed many outdoor activities like hunting and fishing, camping, and riding/jumping mules, as well as riding motorcycles. He had a large collection of guns and knives that he was very proud of. He was a family man, and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He would make up songs and sing to them and loved to joke around with them. For instance, he bought them all harmonicas, told them how wonderful they played them, and sent them home with them.
Marvin will be dearly missed by his wife, Sue; children: Jim (Becki) Neer and Jeff (Mandy) Neer; grandchildren: Avery (Riley) Collins, Emery Neer, Jessica (Dustin) Hardin, T.J. Love (Micah Garton), Tori Neer, Marin Neer, and Nora Neer; one great grandchild, Ivalee Hardin; as well as many more relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Glenys; son, Steve Neer; and siblings: Mike Neer, John Neer, and Beverly Justice.