Michael J. "Mike" Marr

Sep 1, 2020
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Funeral Services will be 10AM Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo.

Due to Covid, the family requests that masks be worn.


The family will greet friends for an hour before the service.


Burial following services will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waterloo,


Memorials may be directed to North Star Community Services, Western Home Martin Suites, or Exceptional Persons Inc. (EPI).


      Michael “Mike” Joseph Marr, 62, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, September 1, at the Western Home Martin Suites, Cedar Falls. He was born September 20, 1957, in Waterloo, son of George J. and Eileen M. (Showalter) Marr. Mike attended River Hills, North Star Community Services, and in the fall of 2008 entered the EPI group home program, before “retiring” to the Western Home in September 2019. We are grateful to all of them for the care and enrichment to his life.

      Mike was the ultimate “gentle" man cowboy; often recognized by his badge and cowboy hat. He loved his trips to the library, bowling, listening to music, strumming his guitar, and watching movies--none better than a good western, and a little Star Trek.

      He is survived by his siblings: Donna (Tom) Powers and Merrill (Carol) Marr of Waterloo; Kay (Tom) Royer of Marietta, GA.; and Dan (Julie) Marr of Scottsdale, AZ.; his honorary brother, Fr. Terry Brennan of Milwaukee, WI; 17 nieces and nephews; and the caring staffs at North Star, EPI, and Martin Suites.

      Mike is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joe and John; and his Godparents, Vince and Margaret Riedel.

       Happy Trails cowboy, till we meet again.

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  1. Eileen McFee | Sep 25, 2020
    RIP Mike & prayers to the Marr Family with the loss of your sweet cowboy!
  2. ANTOINETTE MULLER | Sep 24, 2020
    Mike's life has been a gift to each of us who ever met him.  His unconditional love was a blessing and a joy.  I know that heaven is richer by far because of his life.
  3. Rose Brennan | Sep 08, 2020
    I remember when Mike was born and came home to Riehl St because it was momentous. He was welcomed by such a loving family and he reflected that love and joy and generosity all his life.  When our family welcomed the first grandchild in 1965 I can still see Mike coming up our porch steps and very confidently asking my Dad how it felt to be a grandpa.  My dad answered, “Just fine, but I dont like being married to a grandma.” My condolences to Mike’s family and gratitude for the gift that he was. 
  4. Michelle A. Lindquist | Sep 08, 2020
    I did not know Mike personally, but I knew of him.  He truly sounds like a remarkable man.  I am sure he will be missed beyond belief.  Hugs to the Donna and Tom.  My condolences to the rest of the family.  Isaiah 57:2 For the godly who die will REST IN PEACE.   
  5. Mike St. John | Sep 08, 2020

    Donna and Tom and family

    So  sorry to hear about the passing of Mike.Our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Mike St.John

  6. Mimi Meyer | Sep 05, 2020

    Donna and Tom,

    We are so sorry to hear about Mike. Please know we will be thinking of you. May He Rest in Peace. 

    Mimi and Mark

  7. Wendy Saathoff | Sep 04, 2020
    Wendy CNA at the martin Suites- I loved taking care if Mike! I will missa him Holding out his arms and saying honey and giving you a big hug and a kiss on the cheek he was my all-time favorite and I will miss him dearly it is so weird already without him there at work love to the family and love to Mike
  8. Melanie F Buhr | Sep 03, 2020
    Mike will always have a special place in our hearts 💕 ♥ ❤  His smile was contagious & his love for music was so awesome 🙂🙂 my thoughts and prayers are with you all ❤❤❤
  9. Jen-WHC | Sep 03, 2020
    Thank you Donna for allowing him into our care and sharing Mike with us. Mike had such an impact on all of us at Martin Suites and was truely loved by all that knew him. He had such a rememberable smile.  It was a pure joy to have had the opprotunity to care for him. My condolences To you and your family. ❤️
  10. Stacy-WHC | Sep 03, 2020
    So many great laughs with Mike and blessing to have him be shared with us for a year to the day 💗💗💗💗

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