OBITUARY

Marvin Van Fossen

August 14, 1934April 20, 2021
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Marvin Van Fossen, Granville, Ohio was called to his heavenly home on April 20, 2021. Born in Harriettsville, Ohio, Marvin served in the United States Army. He worked as an engineer for Bell Lab Technologies and after he retired, as a technical writer for J.C. Grote Company. He served as a volunteer for Grace Brethren Boys. He was an active member of mens’ ministries at East Side Grace Brethren Church in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He enjoyed writing and also teaching Bible studies at his church. Additionally, he volunteered at Dawes Arboretum in Newark. He loved sharing his lifelong passion as a nature enthusiast with his family and friends.

Despite a long illness in recent years, Marvin remained strong in faith. His warm smile and gentle spirit was his hallmark to all who knew him. He has run the good race, been a good and faithful servant, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

He is survived by wife of 54 years, Marlene, son Jeff (Julie), daughter Joy (Jamie) Habegger, three grandchildren (Jenna Habegger, and Jack and Macey Van Fossen), and sisters Velma Boggs and Fay Smith. He was preceded in death by a son Mark David.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, April 26 at Kauber Fraley Funeral Home in Pataskala with calling hours 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., followed by a service starting at noon.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

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Jerry Walker

April 25, 2021

Our deepest condolences. May God bless Marvin's family with wisdom and comfort.

James and Maxine Walker, and family

Dee Gaiteri

April 25, 2021

I always remember Marvin as being such a kind and gentle soul. He is at peace and with the Lord. May the beautiful memories you shared be of comfort to Marlene, and to your family .... Dee Gaiteri

Wendell Thompson

April 22, 2021

Marvin was a dear friend. I cherish the happy times we had talking about life in general, the Army, flowers and his volunteer work at Dawes Arboretum. I'll always remember Marv as a person true to his faith and family. You will be truly missed dear brother.

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