Marvin Moeller

Marvin Gerhard “Marvie” Moeller, 87, of Houghton, Iowa, passed away at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2023, on the family farm.

He was born on February 16, 1936 in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Albert J. and Mary (Scharpman) Moeller. On October 8, 1960, he married Dorothy Ann Kruse at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton. She preceded him in death on July 12, 1999. On December 28, 2005, he married Glenda Rose Smith – Ferguson. She preceded him in death on September 10, 2022.

Survivors include his children: Marty (Deb) Moeller, Linda (Sam) Gaylord and Laura (Justin) Cole; step-children: Kim Ferguson and Chad (Sue) Ferguson; grandchildren: Mitch (Kathryn) Moeller, Makenzie (Kameron) Cooper, Colton Thompson and Megan Thompson; great grandchildren: Beau, Pierson and Addilynn Berry, Margaret “Maggie” Moeller and Layne Cooper; brothers: Paul (Sharon Walden) Moeller and Greg (Lana) Moeller; sisters: Vera (Lonnie) Glasscock and Eileen (Robert) Barnett; sisters-in-law: Joyce Moeller and Kay Wesley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives: Dorothy and Glenda; brothers: Dennis, Victor, Kevin, Larry and Darrell Moeller; sister: Marilyn Boecker.

Marvie was a graduate of St. John’s High School. He served in the United States Army Reserves. He was owner and operator of Marvie’s 66 Service Station in Houghton since 1959. He farmed on his family farm most all of his life. Marvie was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was strong in his faith. He was also a member of the Houghton Knights of Columbus and the Three Rivers Tractor Club. He loved farming, restoring his antique tractors, playing cards and socializing with his friends. He also enjoyed tractor rides, having morning coffee at the Houghton Store, socializing at the Rural Life Club and spending time with his family.

A visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2023, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Houghton.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2023, at St. John’s Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2023, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.

Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery.

Memorials have been established in his memory for Houghton Knights of Columbus.

Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at