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Marvin Lester Pezley

Marvin Lester Pezley



     Marvin Lester Pezley, 81 of Keokuk, IA died Monday, May 23, 2022 at Blessing Hospital Keokuk.

     He was born October 3, 1940 in Summitville, IA the son of Lester “Pete” and Stella Sunden Pezley.  Marvin graduated from Keokuk High School with the class of 1959.

     On August 8, 1983 he was united in marriage to Judy Chambers in Keokuk.  She survives. 

     Other survivors include two sons, Stanley Pezley and Rick Pezley (Sandy) of Keokuk, one daughter, Kim Kendrick (Jim) of Hamilton, IL, four grandchildren, Amanda Dinwiddie (Steve), Ashlee Boatwright (Cody), Alayna King and Kimberly Kendrick and eight great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by three sisters, Isabelle Krichel of Naples, FL, MaryAnn Underwood (Dale) of Keokuk and Barb Bozeman of Jacksonville, FL, one brother, Gary Pezley (Barb) of Keokuk and many nieces and nephews. 

     He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Stanley Pezley, one sister, Joyce Gundy and two brothers-in-law, Joe Krichel and Burt Bozeman.

     Marvin had been employed by Roquette in Keokuk for thirty-nine and a half years until his retirement.  He then worked at the Keokuk Municipal Airport for ten years.

     Marvin enjoyed spending time outdoors deer hunting and loved working on his classic convertibles.  He especially enjoyed tinkering with things around the house to see how they worked. Marvin loved his family and looked forward to hosting family gatherings and annual hayrides for the past twenty-two years. 

     A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA.  Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Keokuk.

     Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home with family meeting with friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

     Memorials may be made to Keokuk Animal Services.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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