Marvin L. Kading, 70, of Cambridge, was called home to Heaven on Friday, October 17, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Geneseo Village. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 21 st , at Concordia Lutheran Church, 316 S. Oakwood Ave., Geneseo, with a service at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Stephen Mueller will officiate. There will be a visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 23 rd, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Casey, Iowa with a funeral services to follow at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Jeffrey Keuning will officiate. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Casey with military services at the graveside. Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Marvin Kading was born March 2, 1944 in Stuart, Iowa, the son of Albert Henry and Naomi Louise Weber Kading. Marvin was raised on a farm south of Casey, Iowa and attended the Adair-Casey High School. He graduated from North West Missouri State University in Maryville, MO and was inducted in the U. S. Army in 1966 serving in Berlin, Germany.
His marriage to Sharon “Sheri” Kay Betts took place on December 23, 1966 in Adair, and they were blessed with 47 years of life together. Marvin’s life was blessed further through the gift of his children, Tamara “Tami” Kay and Michael Lee. Marvin was employed by Farm Service Corporation after college and worked in Mahaska County, Iowa, Boone County, Illinois, and Henry County, Illinois, retiring in January of 2008.
Those surviving are his wife, Sheri, a daughter and son-in-law, Tami Kay and Kevin Geisler, Rockford, IL, and a son, Michael Lee Kading, Cambridge, three grandsons, Brady Gene Geisler, Brandyn Michael Geisler, and Blake Matthew Geisler, all of Rockford. Other survivors include two sisters, Gloria Jean (Bill) Strandquist, Dassell, MN, and Shirley Louise (Martin) Hardsocg, Cheyenne, WY, and many nephews and nieces. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. We all await a joyous and blessed reunion in heaven.