Marvin E. Bedsaul, 85, of Warrensburg, Missouri; formerly of Holden, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020 at home following a brief battle with lung cancer.
Marvin Emery Bedsaul was born March 10, 1935 in Centerview, son of Earl Lee Bedsaul and Lola Elizabeth (Shippy) Bedsaul.
He graduated from Holden High School. He was united in marriage to Nancy Jo Wilson on July 6, 1956 in Warrensburg.
Marvin served in the Naval Reserve from 1953 until 1970, at which time, he started serving with the Army National Guard.
He joined the Army because he wanted to fly helicopters, retiring in 1990.
In earlier years, he worked at Rockledge in Holden, where he started welding.
Marvin taught welding at Warrensburg Vo-Tech for several years. He also worked for Bratten Corporation in Kansas City, and Carrollton Gas Service Company at one time.
He was a member of the QBs Flying Club. In earlier years, he was an avid bowler. Marvin also enjoyed hunting and gardening at one time. He also loved bird dogs.
Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 65 years, Nancy; son, Marvin Bedsaul (Susan) of Camdenton, MO; daughter, Tami Schooley (Brian) of Warrensburg, MO; grandson, Logan Nichols of Bonita Springs, FL; and his long-haired dachshund, “Muffin.”
Marvin was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Dennis.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg with Rev. Charles Brant officiating.
Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery, north of Warrensburg. Military Graveside Honors will be provided by United States Army Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends, one hour prior to service, Saturday, at the funeral home.
A memorial fund will be established.
Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.
Arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel, Warrensburg.