Sergeant Kevin Marxen

Sergeant Kevin Marxen


Sergeant Kevin Marxen of the Davenport PD had a massive heart attack yesterday (2-18-14) while jogging and passed away.  

Sergeant Kevin Marxen of the Davenport PD, a 36 year veteran, had a massive heart attack yesterday (2-18-14) while jogging.  Sgt Marxen was transported to the hospital and passed away.  Sgt Marxen had served over 36 years with the department and was assigned as an afternoon shift supervisor.  

Sgt. Marxen, a second shift patrol supervisor, was called Rudy in the department, after the Notre Dame Football walk-on who personified "the four Cs" - character, courage, contribution and commitment, according to Assistant Chief Schaeffer. 

Kevin enjoyed reading; his day always started with reading “Today in History." He loved music, traveling and movies. He was extremely proud of his son and his budding movie career, and he often had parts in their local film-making endeavors. He was so proud of his daughter, Amanda, who is following her father’s passion for public service by working as a paramedic with Medic EMS and a volunteer firefighter with the Bettendorf Fire and Rescue Department.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Teresa. He loved and adored her, and she was his best friend and soulmate. Other survivors include their children, a daughter, Amanda Marxen, and a son, Justin (Patty) Marxen, all of Davenport; his siblings, Melissa Marxen, Shirley, Ind.; Theresa (Joe) Panich, Bolingbrook, Ill.; John (Darcy) Marxen, Hermosa, S.D.; Jim (Diane) Marxen, Randallstown, Md.; Tom (Debbie) Marxen, Port Byron, and Donald “Joe” (Janet) Marxen, Minnetonka, Minn.; his in-laws, Peggy Miller, Bret (Patti) Miller, Brian (Tammy) Miller, Cathy Marxen and Buddy Cliff; his father-in-law, Donald Miller; his loving nieces and nephews and extended family; and his faithful companions, Bruiser and Biff (grand-dogs).

Sgt. Marxen was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tim, and sister, Nancy; infant siblings, William, Stephen and Marie; mother-in-law, Laura Miller; and nephew, Jeremiah Dibbern. May they rest in peace.


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