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American Veteran 09

Marvin Leroy Staiger

October 1, 2019

Marvin L. Staiger, 84, of Columbia formerly of Moberly died October 1, 2019.  He was born July 13, 1935, in Moberly to Oran B. and Helen Maxine (Perry) Staiger.

Marvin graduated from Moberly High School in 1954, and then went into the U.S. Army; receiving an honorable discharge.  He then graduated from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, with a B.S. Degree in Business Admininstration and a Minor in Economics.

He then began his working career.  Marvin worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and then for Farm Bureau Insurance Company.  He then went to work for Standard Oil Company (Amoco), where he was instrumental in setting up the Miss Amoco program in Minneapolis, MN

He moved to New Orleans and set up the sales program for Landmark Financial Services and trained salesman in selling annuities. 

Marvin always loved a challenge so he then owned and operated a number of businesses including a gas station, convenience store, shoe store, auto parts store, ice cream shop, flower shop just to name a few.   He then went back to where it all began retiring with his own insurance agency.  Over the years he had obtained his insurance brokers license, real estate license, and investment brokers license.

Marvin married Barbara Kirkendoll on October 7, 1954 in Moberly and she survives.  Also surviving are his children Phyllis Dussel and Sherry DiMaggio (Clayton Brittain) all of Columbia; four grandchildren, Michelle Boechler, Ryan Dussel, Hillary Mahnken (Mike), Sarah Robinson (Jordan); five great-grandchildren; brother David Staiger, Sr. and his wife Susan of Moberly; other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, great-grandson, Brendan DiMaggio, and a brother Charles.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Central Missouri Humane Society or to the American Heart Association would be appreciated.

Services honoring and celebrating Marvin’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel.  Committal prayers and burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery.

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