He was born on Dec. 14, 1923, in Warsaw, to Everett and Edna A. (Rosbrugh) Marvel. He married Edith Edington on Feb. 1, 1947, in Alexander. She survives.
Marvel entered the U.S. Army on March 27, 1943, and served in World War II attaining the rank of corporal. He received an honorable discharge on Jan. 7, 1946, through Camp Atterbury.
He lived most of his life in Leesburg and was in maintenance for GTI Corp, Dytronics Division for 32 years before retiring in 1991. He was also an auto mechanic. He loved working on cars, cutting wood and was jack of all trades.
Additional survivors include: three daughters: Joyce (Jim) Garman, Leesburg, Judy Nichols, Warsaw, and Janet Fifer, Warsaw; six grandchildren: Julie (Scott) Young, Warsaw, Justin Garman, Warsaw, Jason Nichols, Warsaw, Carmen (Bob) Ferguson, Pierceton, Troy (Nichole) Fifer, Pierceton, and Cara (Rickie) See, Pierceton; eight great-grandchildren; and four sisters: Emogene (Vernon) Garman, Elkhart, Catherine (Robert) Stillson, Fort Myers, Fla., Gladys Smith, Peru, and Ellen Plotner, Warsaw.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Dean Marvel, Aug. 24, 1978 and Joe Marvel, March 20, 2012; and one sister Marietta Smith, Nov. 9, 2004.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 16, at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 17. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Military honors will be conducted by Warsaw’s American Legion Post No. 49 and VFW Post No. 1126
Memorials may be made to Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, for care of the animals, P.O. Box 1906, Warsaw, IN 46581-1906