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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Marvin Paul Zelt

9 February, 193717 January, 2020
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Marvin Paul Zelt, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020. He was born on February 9, 1937, the son of the late Walter and Hilda Zelt in Fort Wayne, where he was a life-long resident. Marvin proudly served in the US Army in the late 1950s. He worked in construction, plumbing, and lastly was security for SweetCars. Marvin enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, being outdoors, singing, and serving at his church. He was an IU, Packers, and Komets fan. Marvin was an active member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church and was a member of the Lutheran Men of Song for many years.

Surviving are his children, Doug (Tina) Zelt, Greg (Angie) Zelt, and Laura (Brett) Helmkamp; 8 grandchildren, Jasmine (Jeff) Schible, Zachary Schible, Sarah (Andy) Zoda, Katie (Michael) Brown, Kyle Zelt, Abbey Zelt, Matthew (Hilary) Oswalt, and Kinsey Helmkamp; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Margie Heath; sister-in-law, Delores Zelt; and brother-in-law, Larry (Pam) Nevers. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Sammie S. Zelt; infant great-grandchild, Baby Zoda; siblings, Vera (Harold) Bleke, Doris (Richard) Twigg, Raymond Zelt, and Edith Nevers.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00 am at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church (6318 W. California Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818) with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Covington Knolls (8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Burial will follow the service at Highland Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church Building Fund.

  • DONATIONS

  • Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church Building Fund

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, 21 January , 2020
  • Visitation Tuesday, 21 January , 2020
  • Visitation Wednesday, 22 January , 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 22 January , 2020
  • Final Resting Place Wednesday, 22 January , 2020

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Nola Marquardt

January 21, 2020

Your Dad was one in a million. He will be missed by many.
Sincerely,
Nola

Carl & Laura Linnemeier

January 21, 2020

Our family would like to send our sincere condolences to Marv's family. We were so sad to hear of his passing. He will be remembered as a kind and caring man. Please know that you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Randi Gregory

January 20, 2020

I have had the pleasure of working with Marvin over a year as his RN Caregiver. He was an amazing person and will be extremely missed. Much love and prayers to his family. RIP Sir.

Kay wilson

January 20, 2020

I remember Marv and his wife walking all of the time at Sams club. After she passed he continued to walk every day. I got to know him as one of the nicest people that I encountered as I worked. He and I shared our military stories and talked about going to the new military supported restaurant in Ft. Wayne (Missions BBQ). I looked forward to seeing his smiling face on the days I was working. He will surely be missed. My heart is broken. God speed Marv.

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