Marlyn L Scovill, 80
Marlyn L Scovill, 80, of Hubbard, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 11th, 2020, at the Hubbard Care Center due to complications of Covid-19. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonsfhs.com.
Marlyn was born on February 25th, 1940, the 1st of three boys, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Harry and Ethel Jane (Squire) Scovill. He was educated in Marshalltown and after school and on weekends he worked as a bus boy at Lloyds Restaurant. Later while in High School he worked at the 7up Bottling Company loading trucks. In 1957, Marlyn enlisted in the Navy and on his 17th Birthday he left for basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago. He served 4 years out of Key West, Florida, on the USS Shrike, a mine sweeper, as an E4 engineman 3rd class.
In 1959, while on leave, Marlyn met Mary Lou Weig. After being honorably discharged in 1961, he returned home to Marshalltown and began dating Mary Lou, and they were soon engaged in May of that year. On July 15th, 1961, they were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown and made Marshalltown their home for 37 years. Born to this union were daughter Cathy and son Marty.
Marlyn worked at Lennox, and in between layoffs worked at Marshall Pack. In June of 1966, he was about to be laid off from Lennox again, so his boss called someone he knew at Fisher Controls and helped Marlyn get a job there, where he worked for 30 years.
In the late 60s to early 70s, Marlyn helped as a mechanic for his brother Clint’s hobby of drag racing. Throughout these years he also bowled in league, golfed and played softball.
After both he and Mary Lou retired in 1996, they moved to Hubbard, Iowa, in 1998. While in Hubbard he worked at Larson’s Inc for a few years before fully retiring in 2001.
Together Marlyn and Mary Lou enjoyed going on fishing trips to Minnesota and Canada, golfing, dancing, playing cards & games, hunting and hosting “deer camp” each December. One of the highlights of their last 17 years together was making an annual, month-long trip to Orange Beach Alabama. Marlyn enjoyed all of these activities and trips with the company of numerous family and friends, all of whom meant the world to him.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children Cathy (Kim) Larson, of Hubbard, and Marty (Teri) Scovill, of Marshalltown. Grandchildren Stephanie (Philip) Brecht, of Cedar Rapids, Jeremy Barkema, of Hubbard, Cody Scovill, of Monroe, and Cami Scovill (Adam Vajgrt), of Marshalltown, Step-Granddaughters: Kendra (Seth) Elliott, of Bondurant, Kami (Eddie) Covarrubias, of Des Moines, Great Grandsons: Maverick and Hendrix Brecht, Step Great Grandchildren Myah & Mason Elliott; brother Clint (Joan) Scovill, of Cumming, GA, and many nieces and nephews; along with Grand-dogs Carlee, Callie and Duke.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary Lou; his parents; brother Craig; father and mother in-law, Edward and Adeline Weig; brothers in-law Ronnie Weig and Jake Shattuck, sisters in-law Cherryl Weig and Lola Weig.