Marvin Clinton Troutman

June 6, 1946October 20, 2020

Marvin Clinton Troutman, 74, passed away on October 20th, 2020 surrounded by his family. Marvin was born in Des Moines on June 6th, 1946 to Fairus "Bud" Troutman and Wanda Eilene Burger Troutman. He grew up mostly in Windsor Heights and attended Tech High School. Marvin worked as an auto body repairman and painter at Bickel Motors until recently when he retired in 2017.

Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda Baker Troutman. He was an amazing dad to their three daughters Kimberly (Timothy) Johnson of Des Moines, Jodi (David) Swim of Berwick and Cathy (Matthew) Stevermer of West Des Moines. Marvin was blessed with eleven grandkids who will miss his silly sense of humor - Anna (Steve), Aaron (Serena), Winter, Nikkole (Jesse), Jessica (Maurillo), Allyson, Malinda, David, Mason, Alexa and Carter. He was further blessed with ten beautiful great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Paul Troutman, sisters Beverly Betts and Shirley (Rich) Griffin and many nieces and nephews who were very close to him.

Marvin loved to spend his free time camping and fishing with his family and best friends Richard and Shellie Baker, Paul and the late Jackie Troutman, Karelyn and the late Jim Baker amongst many other great friends. When he was younger, he enjoyed building street stock race cars and spent a lot of time at the tracks. He was a strong man, but had a soft heart for babies, toddlers, dogs and kittens and will be missed greatly by his best friend Joey.

A small, outdoor, graveside service is planned at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Masks will be required. Details to follow.



  • A small graveside service for Marvin's closest family and friends will be held Wednesday, October 28th at 2pm at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced. The service will be live streamed.

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020


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Sara Miller

October 26, 2020

Sending love and peace from Arizona to Linda, Cathy, Kim, and Jody and all family and friends of Marvin. Marvin always took the time to help me with my cars back in the day. 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼
Love, Sara ( Miller)

Emmett and Mary Stevermer

October 25, 2020

We are sending our prayers and sympathy to all your family. He was a fun fellow and will be greatly missed.

Kimberly Kulisky

October 24, 2020

My uncle Marvin, Every memory I have of you has somthing to do with camping or racing, playing cards with my parents, having great cousins to grow with, the best food ever! I remember you and my dad's were always hardest workers. Thank you for those memories! You'll always be loved and greatly missed. And I'm sure my mom is there to greet you. Rest in peace uncle Marvin

Carol Williams

October 23, 2020

Dead Marvin, So many memories. my Favorite is when we played card. I LOVED those times and ofcourse when we went to your house we had some great food!!! You had a long road with your illness. You know me I say what I think so I will say to you you are now with God in heaven and you have no more pain and for that I am thankful. You were blessed with a wonderful wife lovely children and of my Lord all those grand and great grandchildren. Love to you Marvin rest in peace. Now. To you Linda You will always be my sisrer-in-law I have always loved you. They didn't tell us how hard life would be. But you are a very strong woman and always have been. I would love to hear from you after life calms down. My heart goes out to you and your children. But remember this you were all very lucky to have him in your life. God bless you all and I shall be praying for all of you. Love, Carol


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