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Marvin James Greenwalt

September 21, 1938September 12, 2020

Marvin James Greenwalt, 81 of Odessa Washington passed away on Saturday September 12, 2020 in Odessa Washington. Marvin was born September 21, 1938 in Ritzville Washington to Ben and Edna Greenwalt. Marvin attended Odessa High School and graduated in 1956. Marvin is survived by four children: Carrie Greenwalt, Wendy (Marty) Meise, Diane (Don) Ball, Laura Greenwalt and one sister Judith Greenwalt; 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marvin was well known by the Washington Grain Association, having worked over 40 years in the grain industry. He retired from the Odessa Union Warehouse in 2001. Also, many people knew Marvin as “Growly” in the trapshooting world. He enjoyed talking to farmers about their crops, fishing, hunting, trapshooting and gardening in his younger years. In later years he loved growing roses, smaller gardens, politics and watching sports. Marvin was a member of Washington State Trapshooting Associations (WSTA), Odessa Gun Club, Blue Mountain Trapshooting Association, WSTA Hall of Fame in 2007, Odessa Fire Department, Pacific Northwest Basketball Officials Association and Zion Emanuel Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by wife Carol Greenwalt, Arlys Greenwalt, three sisters; Norrita Dahm, Geraldine Greenwalt, Sally Romo and one brother; William (Bill) Greenwalt. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Heritage Church with Pastor Jon Hayashi, Officiating.. Memorials may be made to Odessa Fire Department, Odessa EMT’s, Odessa Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or a Memorial of your choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.strate-funeral.com for the Greenwalt family. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport Washington is caring for the family.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 26, 2021

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Kenneth Groh

October 12, 2020

Marvin, Thanks for the great memories of goose hunting trips, trap shooting and conversations of how to solve the worlds problems.
May you rest in peace and your legacy live on thru your family members.

Karen Hilby-Saccomanno

October 11, 2020

Hi Carrie! So sorry to see that your Dad passed away. I have thought of you over the years and remembered the fun times we had working at Old National Bank. You were a good friend and so much fun. Give me a call at (509) 922-2136 if you would like to talk. I would love to talk to you. Sending my prayers and love your way Carrie. Hope you remember me. Karen

Sherie Heimbigner

October 9, 2020

Marv always tried to come across as a grumpy old guy. BUT after he told me a story he would always thank me for stopping and smile. Not very grumpy! Rest now Marv!

Edwin & Doris Jasman

September 16, 2020

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free, I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that place at the close of day. If my parting has left a void then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief: Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me God wanted me now, He set me free.
So many memories back in our days. Our Deepest Sympathy go out to all of your families.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY