March 17, 2014


Marvin Huelsing, 80, of Maple River, died Monday, March 10, 2014 near Deloit, Iowa.

Mass of the Christian burial was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 17, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant was Father Timothy Johnson. Music was by Barb McDermott and the Holy Spirit choir. Lectors were Jeff Thelen and Tim Gilligan. Gift bearers were Marvin's niece and nephew Joyce Kenney and Nick Steinkamp. Eucharistic minister was Kenny "Whitey" Steinkamp. Casket bearers were Kenny "Whitey" Steinkamp, Nick Steinkamp, Lynn Wuebker, Erwin Haberl, Tim Muller and Jay Reisberg. Burial was atill be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Mount Carmel.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church or Kuemper Catholic Schools.

Funeral arrangements were under direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Marvin's family at

Born Aug. 27, 1933, at Maple River, Iowa, Marvin was the son of Tony and Frances (Becker) Huelsing. At a young age Marvin and his family moved to the Scranton area where he attended country school. After the death of his father, Marvin became an active leader for his family, including the farming operation.

On Sept. 6, 1954, he married Madelyn Schloesser at St. Ann Catholic Church in Vail. After their marriage they settled in the Scranton area for one year, before moving to the Carroll area. In 1993 the couple moved to Maple River. Marvin farmed his entire life raising both grain and livestock, as well as trucking cattle over the years. He enjoyed his cows, fishing, and visiting with his family and friends. Marvin was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.

Marvin is survived by his wife: Madelyn of Maple River; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Duane Steinkamp of Breda, Martin (Kay) Schloesser of Calhan, Colo., Melvin (Diane) Schloesser of Casa Grande, Ariz., Mary (Tim) Gilligan of Gretna, Neb., Michael Schloesser of Calhan, Colo., Dorothy (LeRoy) Childress of Denison and Norman Thelen of Carroll; as well as many nieces, nephews, other extended relatives and many friends.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; an infant child; his sister: Delores Steinkamp, and his sister-in-law, Marleen Thelen.

The family expresses gratitude for the many kindness, and expressions of sympathy shown to them over the past few days.