Representative Marvin E. Diemer View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 4/23/2013
Birth Place: New Auburn, Minnesota
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 68 (1979) - 74 (1991)
Home County: Black Hawk
Marvin E. Diemer
Black Hawk County


Marvin E. “Marv” Diemer was born on May 30, 1924 in New Auburn, Minnesota. Diemer graduated from Alpha High School in 1943 received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Drake University in 1950. He married Lois Fullbright on September 18, 1954 and their union created three children.

Diemer served in the United States Marine Corps for two and a half years during World War II. Once he graduated from Drake University he worked as a public accountant until he retired in 1978 to become a legislator.

He was a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Accountants Association of Iowa, Rotary Reserves, AMVETS, American Legion, Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce and he also served as a board member of the Lutheran Social Services of Iowa. He was known for his hand shake; strong, firm and true as his heart.

During his time as a legislator he was often asked to help round up bipartisan support for bills. He aided in getting support for the landmark legislation establishing the state Resource Enhancement and Protection or REAP program. Diemer was very passionate about recreational trails in Black Hawk County and worked to get the Chain of Lakes concept created and in turn a reality.

Diemer was a Republican from Black Hawk County. He was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in the fall of 1978, serving for seven terms. During his time he served on many committees; Education, Ways and Means, Cities, Labor and Industrial Relations, Small Business and Commerce, Local Government and Vice Chair of Natural Resources.

Representative Diemer passed away on April, 23, 2013 at the age of 88.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA, That in the passing of the Marvin E. “Marv” Diemer, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.