In loving memory of

Marvin 'Marv' D. Cooney
September 28, 1932 - September 9, 2021

Marvin D. (Marv) Cooney, 88, of Muscatine passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus.

Funeral Mass and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Ss Mary & Mathias Catholic Church in Muscatine. Please visit the church website to view the service live, The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 until 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Cemetery or the Salvation Army.

Marv was born September 28, 1932, in Topeka, KS to Sidney and Mildred Cooney. The family later relocated to Muscatine where he graduated from Muscatine High School in 1950. On August 2, 1952, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Peyerl.

He served in the United States Army. After serving in Germany, he returned to Muscatine and began a long career in the telephone industry, beginning at Northwestern Bell, then the Rock Island Arsenal before starting his own company, Cooney's Telephone Service.

He was a regular donor to the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center having donated over 30 gallons of blood. He was a member of the Muscatine Quarterback Club, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, and the American Legion.
He volunteered as an umpire for Muscatine Little League for many years. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Iowa Hawkeye fan.

Those left to his memory are his children David (Linda), Muscatine, Glen (Susan), White River Junction, VT, Leanne (Mike) Theobald, Muscatine, Alan (Denise), Muscatine, Dawn Lowry, Dubuque, Brian (Annie), Davis, CA and Leslie (Mike) Strajack, Davenport; 14 grandchildren Leia Cooney, Travis (Diana)Theobald, Kyle Cooney, Sarah Calhoon, Marcie (Patrick) Walsh, Todd (Ashley) Cooney, Austin (Sabrina) Strajack, Glen Cooney, Jr., Brad Cooney, Amy (Jeremy) Kircher, Collin Strajack, Greg Cooney, Shannon Cooney and Abbey Strajack and 11 great grandchildren.

Marv was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, son Mark, his parents, brothers Keith, Frank, Darrell and sisters Janet Martin and Marilyn Reese. Please consider a donation of blood in Marv's memory.


sue ricklefs sutera wrote on Sep 17, 2021:

"so sorry for your loss"

Rob Fiedler wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"I ve known ?Coon doggy?, since I was a little kid he always had time to say hi to the ?Fiedler kid? RIP Coon doggy"

Rene Foster wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"My mom was Marv's Aunt Betty, we use to come to Muscatine for the Cooney reunion. So sorry for your loss. Rene Foster"

Lisa Cooney wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"Almost a year later, after Marilyn passed. Great photo. Thinking of all cousins. My thoughts are with you all. "

Judy wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"I had the pleasure of knowing both your parents...such wonderful people...god bless"

Laurie and Keith Schreurs wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"Leanne, Mike and the rest of the family, we are sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers."

Anna Jameson Gagel wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Dawn I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. Prayers sent for all. Big hugs "

Cheryl Austin wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Leanne I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers ??????"

Doug Quigley wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"I worked with your father, he always had a smile on face and a story to tell. On behalf of Northwestern Bell, US West, Qwest and Century Link your father was a joy to be around. May God comfort Marv?s friends and family."

Dyann Roby wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"May Christ's promise of eternal life grant comfort to the entire family. Blessing from Dyann & Dave Roby"

Tammy Fisher wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Your dad always made me smile when I saw him through the years. I'm so sorry for your loss and am thinking of you all. Wish I could give you girls a hug!!"

Paul & Heidi Anderson wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Gods Bless."