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Marvin Benning

Marvin Benning, 47, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

A funeral Mass for Marvin Benning will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City with Reverend Tom Heathershaw officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City.

Marvin Benning
Marvin Benning

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home and will continue one hour before the funeral Mass at the church on Wednesday.

Marvin Floyd Benning, the son of Steven and Mary Abigail “Abbie” (Newland) Benning, was born Nov. 8, 1974 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He received his education in Neola, Iowa graduating from Tri-Center High School in 1993. Marvin joined the United States Army shortly after high school and proudly served four years, with one year in Korea. He had a genuine love for our country.

On Oct. 2, 2004, Marvin was united in marriage to Anne Elizabeth Svoboda in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This union was blessed with three children: Josette, Vincent and Jasper and Anne gained her bonus daughter, Tracy.

Marvin had just recently achieved ten years as a Transportation Supervisor for Martin Brower in Mason City, and six prior years with their sister company, Reinhardt. He held a variety of delivery driver positions, while enjoying his bartender role at the Caddy Shack in Council Bluffs (he has the tattoo to prove it).

Marvin loved spending time with his family whether it was watching or coaching the kids’ sports, teaching how to fish, drive a car or work on the house (his involvement was amazing)! Marvin was an avid supporter and fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Kansas City Chiefs. His special skills in life were being able to load a truck in no time flat because of his superior Tetris skills, and talking sports with the best of them. Marvin had a heart of gold and would help anyone, most times without being asked. The family will miss his sense of humor and easy-going personality. He did his best to fight for more time against melanoma cancer, and his family couldn’t be more proud of their brave warrior.

Living family members include his wife, Anne Benning of Charles City; children: Tracy Hindley of Omaha, Nebraska, Josette Benning, Vincent Benning and Jasper Benning all of Charles City; grandchildren: Aiden Graham, Zoey Graham and Myles Graham all of Omaha, Nebraska; father, Steve Benning (Ruth Perrin) of Council Bluffs; two brothers: Travis (Jamie) Benning of Ankeny; Dustin Benning of Blair, Nebraska; five nieces; two nephews; and he will be missed by many other family members and friends whose lives he touched.

Marvin was preceded in death by his mother, Abbie Benning; brother, Eric Benning; and grandparents: Floyd and Ruth Benning and Mary Swanson.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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