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Marvin Halley

August 27, 1944 — March 22, 2022

Marvin "Marv" Leroy Halley, 77, went to heaven on March 22, 2022. Marv was born on August 27, 1944 in Stockville, NE to Gerald and Lucett Halley. A farmer since birth, driving tractor, roping, and riding were second nature.  He loved working with horses and livestock and even when “retired” could be found most Saturdays working a farm or estate auction. After graduating from high school in Curtis, NE in 1962 he joined the Army.  He served in the 27th Maintenance Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division with a tour of duty in Vietnam.  Marv was a proud and dedicated veteran and took strides in supporting fellow veterans in the area. Marv always joked that the military issued him a uniform, a pair of boots, and a wife. Her name was Private Beverly Thomas and they were married at Ft. Meade, Maryland in 1964.

Marv and Bev made their home in Gothenburg, NE for over 20 years while raising three children. Marv and Bev were a devoted couple, and he made it known that he adored his wife. Marv worked at Ruan Leasing, and later at the Gothenburg Housing Authority. After their children graduated, they relocated near Farnam, NE on an acreage with a few “adopted” horses and donkeys from auctions he attended. In 2015, they moved to North Platte, NE, to enjoy “city” life.

Marv was active in the American Legion, where he was honored to serve as Commander. He also was a member of the Farnam Volunteer Fire Department, Lions Club, and the VFW. He was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. The ultimate “go to” guy - Marv could fix just about anything. He loved to fish, camp, and build anything that could be sketched out on a dinner napkin. Everyone who knew Marv, knows he always had a story, some advice, and a smile to share over coffee or cards.
He loved his children, but always wished his grandkids would have arrived first. He was the proudest Grandpa at every school event. Grandpa Marv was known by all as making the World’s best pancakes-served for breakfast, lunch, or supper.

Marv is survived by his wife Beverly of 57 years. Three children: Ron (Carol) Halley, Rick Halley and Tammy (Sage) Solon; two sisters Peggy Halley and Ellen Perkins. Grandchildren: Kim (Pete) Younger, Kendra (Nate) Elmshauser, Mariah Halley and Andrew Solon. Great Grandchildren, Aileah, Caleb, Samuel, and Bethany Younger. He is preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Lucett Halley, a sister Thelma Carpenter and a Grandson Aiden Solon.

Visitation will be Sunday March 27 from 2:00 - 4:00pm at Blasé-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg, NE with family present during that time.

Funeral service will be held 10:30am Monday March 28 at the Farnam School, Farnam, NE; with Pastor Greg Boller officiating.

Interment to follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell NE.

Memorials given to the family will be determined at a later date.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska!


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Funeral Service

Monday, March 28, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Farnam School


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Fort McPherson National Cemetery

South St, Maxwell, NE 69151

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