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“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....Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jeremy Smith - Cumming, IA

“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...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce Harris - Osceola, IA

“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,...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Andrea Vitzthum - Des Moines

“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...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Annette Taylor - West Des Moines, IA

“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...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Ryan Wahlert - Ankeny, IA

“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....Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Gaila Conklin - Urbandale, IA

“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...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mia Gehringer - Indianola, IA

“My heart goes out to you and your family. May yet Lord bless and keep you ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Rose Harp Mulbery - Crete, NE

“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...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Gina Gruhn Hurley - Morristown, NJ

“Sean was a great individual who was always friendly and positive. He will be missed. Prayers for the family. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Greg Hansen - Maryville, MO

“I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you in this time. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Missi (Bassett) Lanier - Pooler, GA

“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 ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Brian & Pam Sorensen - Osceola, IA

“My condolences to the families. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ricky Glenn - Osceola, IA

“So sorry to hear of Sean's passing taken to soon. To his family we have Sean in our thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Carol and Dick Bassett - Truro, IA


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.