Sean Marvin

  • Born: September 23, 1970
  • Died: January 3, 2021
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sean D. Marvin, 50, died at his home in Ankeny, IA with his family by his side on Sunday, January 3, 2021 after a brave three-year fight with colon cancer.
Sean was born on September 23, 1970 in Osceola, IA to Sharon and Richard Marvin. He graduated from Clarke Community High School in 1989 and would later move on to graduate from Grand View University in 1996 with a degree in Criminal Justice. This led Sean to a 21-year career with the State of Iowa caring and working tirelessly for children and families involved with Juvenile Court Services.

Sean met the love of his life, Kellie Meyer, in 2008 and they were married on April 16, 2015 in a beautiful beachside ceremony in the Dominican Republic. Sean cherished the role of husband and being a father to Marissa. Over the years, and even in his last days, he watched and cheered for Marissa with obvious pride. Sean loved the Iowa Hawkeyes and Seattle Seahawks and spending time with his buddies on the golf course, and on the rarest of occasions could be seen doing his famous "thumbs up" dancing.

Sean is survived by his parents, Sharon and Rich; wife, Kellie and daughter, Marissa; and two faithful dogs, Benny and Jax; his brother, Eric Marvin; and sister Ashley Marvin.

The family would like to thank Dr. Page, Dr. Behrens, and Unity Point Hospice and their teams of nurses and assistants that cared so well for Sean in his journey.
It was Sean's desire to have a celebration of his life in lieu of traditional services. He wanted his friends and family, who brought him so much joy, to gather and remember the happy times and treasure those memories. Details on this spring celebration will be sent at a later time.

Condolence & Memory Journal

He was the last guy you would want to cross in a bar fight yet I never seen him throw a punch. He was many times the quiet one and yet the best time. He was the most independent person I've met yet one of became one of the most loving father and husband I knew. He was so much of a better person than I deserved yet was my closest life friend . Your my Boy Blue!

Posted by Jeremy Smith - Cumming, IA - Friend   February 02, 2021

Sean was the short stop on our Clarke County State Bank slow pitch team. He had great range, a cannon for an arm , and he was a fierce competitor.
A great teammate

Posted by Bruce Harris - Osceola, IA - Friend   January 10, 2021

I was shocked and very saddened to hear about Sean's passing. I have worked with Sean for many years in Polk County Juvenile Court. He was a smart, kind, quiet, unassuming, hardworking and wonderful man. He was a pleasure to work with and a great advocate for kids. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Andrea Vitzthum - Des Moines - Coworker   January 08, 2021

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Sean was everything that was right about Juvenile Court and how to help families. I will miss him being around the courthouse.

Posted by Annette Taylor - West Des Moines, IA - Friend   January 08, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sean's family, he was a great person. I am sorry for your loss and may God bless.

Ryan and the whole Heartland Tire and Auto crew.

Posted by Ryan Wahlert - Ankeny, IA - Friend   January 08, 2021

Thinking of you Kellie and Marissa during this difficult time. I pray you find the strength to walk through your grief and end up on the other side. Sean will always be with you. I wholeheartedly believe that we will see our loved ones again. ❤

Posted by Gaila Conklin - Urbandale, IA - Friend   January 07, 2021

What a beautiful man! I truly enjoyed being a part of the process when we hire Sean as a part of the original Polk County Juvenile Court. He will be remembered as kind, smart and full of integrity! Send his soul flying to the heavens! ♥

Posted by Mia Gehringer - Indianola, IA - Coworker   January 07, 2021

My heart goes out to you and your family. May yet Lord bless and keep you

Posted by Rose Harp Mulbery - Crete, NE - Friend   January 07, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Marvin family. Sean was a friend and classmate. His kindness and sense of humor are some of my fondest memories of Sean. My prayers are with you.

Gina Gruhn Hurley

Posted by Gina Gruhn Hurley - Morristown, NJ - Classmate   January 06, 2021

Sean was a great individual who was always friendly and positive. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Greg Hansen - Maryville, MO - Family Friend   January 06, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you in this time.

Posted by Missi (Bassett) Lanier - Pooler, GA - Acquaintance   January 06, 2021

So sorry to hear of Sean's passing. He was always a very nice guy as long we knew him. Thoughts & prayers to the family

Posted by Brian & Pam Sorensen - Osceola, IA - Acquaintance   January 06, 2021

My condolences to the families.

Posted by Ricky Glenn - Osceola, IA - Friend   January 06, 2021

So sorry to hear of Sean's passing taken to soon. To his family we have Sean in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Carol and Dick Bassett - Truro, IA - Friend   January 06, 2021