Marvin J. Stoppenhagen
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Marvin J. Stoppenhagen
  • September 17, 1915 - September 3, 2017
  • Indiana

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Marvin J. Stoppenhagen, 101, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was born on September 17, 1915 in Wells County, a son of the late Charles and Lydia (Fackler) Stoppenhagen. He was a life-long farmer. He also drove school bus and was a courier for the Wells Community schools for over 30 years. He was a member of Zion-Friedheim Lutheran Church and a 70 year member of the Poe Fire Department. Surviving family include his wife, Lucile Stoppenhagen Stoppenhagen; sons, Gene (Elaine) and Michael (Cathy) Stoppenhagen; five step children; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren, 12 step great grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice Burning. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his first wife, Marie Stoppenhagen; daughter, Jackie Grim; sister, Irene Buuck; and brothers, Harold and Edwin Stoppenhagen. Funeral service will be 10:00 am on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Zion-Friedheim Lutheran Church, 10703 N. 550 West, Decatur with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be 3-7 pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. Memorials may be made to the church or Worship for Shut-Ins.