Marvin Johns Obituary

Marvin L. Johns
Marvin L. Johns
Marvin L. Johns

August 23, 1922 - July 11, 2021
Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Marvin L. Johns, 98, of Calvin Community, Des Moines, died SundayJuly 11, 2021, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Born on August 23, 1922 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, he graduated from Eldora High School. Marvin enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific during WW II. He married Lorna Mae Roberts on November 22, 1950. Marvin was employed in the field of finance and leasing, however his true passion was as a church organist.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Luella (Lang) Johns; two brothers, four sisters, and by a grandson, Nathan. He is survived by his wife, Lorna; by his son, Mark Johns (Mary), by two granddaughters, Sarah Lucas (Brandon) and Katherine Bergman (Matthew) and by four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Douglas, and one sister, Charlene, as well as by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3010 - 52nd Street in Des Moines, and streamed on

Memorial contributions may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church or Calvin Community Good Samaritan Fund.

Online condolences are welcome at

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel




Memorial Service
Grace Lutheran Church
5201 Urbandale Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, July 17, 2021
3:00 PM


Grace Lutheran Church
5201 Urbandale Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
Calvin Community Good Samaritan Fund
4210 Hickman Rd.
Des Moines, IA 50310