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Marvell Hermina Harmel


Marvell Hermina Harmel, 89, of Tipton, peacefully entered into eternal rest at Cedar Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Tipton, from 11 a.m. to noon, with a memorial service to begin promptly at noon. There will be a luncheon served immediately following the memorial service, with the inurnment to conclude at Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Memorials in Marvell's honor may be directed to the Cedar Manor Expansion. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Marvell was born on Dec. 12, 1927, in Cedar County, to Fred and Minnie (Ricklefs) Schnipkoweit. She was a graduate from Tipton High School. Marvell was united in marriage to the late Elmer Harmel on May 29, 1948. They have since resided in Tipton. Marvell was the secretary for the Extension Service for several years. She also was on the Tipton Senior Park board and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Surviving Marvell are her sisters, Darlene (Dale) Coppess and Delores (Boyd) Hubb; brother, Fred (Joyce) Schnipkoweit; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Barb Schnipkoweit. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Marnell Dye, Marlyn Biggs and Arlene Schnipkoweit; and brother, Delmar Schnipkoweit.