Marla S. Cleveland

November 23, 1956 ~ June 7, 2021 (age 64)

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Marla S. Cleveland, 64, of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away June 7, 2021 at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa.

A memorial service will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 17, 2021 Skien Lutheran Church, Albaton, Iowa with Pastor Craig Bock officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Albaton, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Marla was born November 23, 1956 the daughter of Ervin and Tillie (Christians) VanDerWilt. She graduated from East high School in Sioux City, Iowa.

Marla VanDerWilt and Carl Cleveland were united into marriage July 5, 1980 in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Derek and Nicole.

She enjoyed collecting Barbie Dolls, and Precious Moments. Marla loved to cook and travel. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a member of the Methodist Faith.

Survivors include her loving husband of forty years, Carl Cleveland of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; children, Derek and Jessie Cleveland, and Nicole Cleveland; grandchildren, Gage and Makenna; her brothers, Jim (Julia) VanDerWilt of Denver, Colorado, and Randy VanDerWilt of Sioux City, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Tillie (Christians) VanDerWilt; her sister, Sheryl Noreen; her brother, Calvin VanDerWilt; and her niece, Sheri Moore.

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Memorial Service
June 17, 2021

10:00 AM
Skien Lutheran Church
11929 Aspen Avenue
Sloan, IA 51055

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