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“Sandy and family - I was sorry to hear of your loss. Grepke's have been keeping our church posted and asking for prayers since your father's illness...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Shari Wyatt - Fort Wayne, IN

“Marvin and I shared many hours at Production Piece Parts. So many years ago but still many memories. What a gentleman! He was certainly an asset to...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Walter Strasser - Grabill, IN

“May you R.I.P. ”
3 of 37 | Posted by: Chris, David & Cole Tobias - NC

“Ellen, Rod and Sandra - My deepest sympathy in your loss. I remember babysitting for Rod and Sandra back on Olladale drive in the 60's. May God...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Marilyn (Kelder) Kiel - IN

“I love you Uncle Marvin... you will always be missed!!!! I will never forget all the fun times we had as I was growing up, as well as all the times...Read More »
5 of 37 | Posted by: Nicki Bryant - great niece

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Rod, Pam ”
6 of 37 | Posted by: Pam Minick - fort wayne, IN

“Will miss you, and love you always. To Ellen, Rod, Sandra, I am here for you if you need anything. Love always, Shirley ”
7 of 37 | Posted by: Shirley Green - Pineville, KY

“I will always love you ”
8 of 37 | Posted by: Jamie Sparks - Oak Grove, KY

“Dear Ellen, Rod and Sandra,Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss We are sorry to hear about Uncle Marvin's passing. He will be missed...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Jim Jones - Beavercreek, OH

“Aunt Ellen, Rod, and Sandy..I love you all and i wish i could be there with you all at this time of your loss. My heart is with you all. I love Uncle...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: Mary Knuckles - Pineville, KY

“I have fond childhood memories of time at the Porter's house. Sandy, I am truly sorry for the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Margie Simmons (Finken) - MI

“A very good friend which we had many great times together. I will always remember how well you liked Mulligan Stew. You will be missed. Our...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: Claude Knuckles and Family - KY

13 of 37 | Posted by: LILLIE KNUCKLES

“Uncle Marvin I have such good memories with you and Aunt Ellen. I am so sorry i can't be there with the family. I Love you and will miss you. My...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: LILLIE KNUCKLES - NIECE

“I have several childhood memories that include Marvin (Mr.) Porter in them. He will always be a part of my memories. ”
15 of 37 | Posted by: Tim DeRoche - Fort Wayne, IN

“Im sorry to hear about your loss. Your in our prayers and thoughts. Just know he is in a better place and is in gods hands now. If there is anything...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Geilslemans - Fort Wayne, IN

“We have so many good memories of Marvin. He was always making us laugh. He loved his children unconditionally. And that is such a special love. My...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Sue and Ron Flaugh - FL - Uncle

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Porter family and all of those that will miss Marvin. He was a positive influence and he leaves behind many...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: Christopher Sanders - Warsaw, IN

“You were always the best brother in law ever, always there for me. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Love, Dorothy ”
19 of 37 | Posted by: Dorothy Spears - Leitchfield, KY

“Uncle Marvin you will always be missed and will always be loved.You were always there for all of us girls after dad died and I thank you for that....Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Linda G. Haagr - Hope Mills, NC

“Ill never forget the first time I met you, my first waitress job @ Charkeys u & Rod were my 1st customers and you knowing this u gave me such a hard...Read More »
21 of 37 | Posted by: Shelly Hughes - Ft Wayne, IN

“you will be loved and missed ”
22 of 37 | Posted by: David Imbrescia - leitchfield, KY

“A wonderful Friend and neighbor for many years.We love you Marvin and We will see you someday when we get our wings. ”
23 of 37 | Posted by: Sherman&Cathey Bowers - FortWayne, IN

“A wonderful friend which we had many fun times at the lake and who loved my ham and beans with dumplings,You will be truly missed.May your wings lift...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: Cathey @ Sherman - Fort Wayne, IN

“worked with marvin for a long time.will never for get him..prayers to family junior wilcox ”
25 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“To Rod and family, my heart goes out to you for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 37 | Posted by: sharon king - fort wayne, IN

“May the Great Architect of the Universe be with your loved ones left behind, and may they feel His loving presence during this time of grief. Our...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Art Augspurger

“Marv, you were always one of the Lodge faithful and a source of inspiration for me personally. You will be sorely missed. ”
28 of 37 | Posted by: Roger McNeill - Fort Wayne, IN

“Ellen & Family, we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Marvin will be sadly missed as we all have many fond...Read More »
29 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“Thought and prayers for your family. God Bless ”
30 of 37 | Posted by: Karen Itt (Kelley) - Fort Wayne, IN

“I send your family my condolences during your time of grief May God bless your souls, You may be wondering why did he have to go But only God and...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Elizabeth Sinclair - Fort Wayne, IN

“to the best DAD ever u were always there for me DAD you always took me with you when i was a little boy you always had time for me an was the best...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Rod - son

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
33 of 37 | Posted by: David Haigler - Theodore, AL

“To My Uncle, My "Dad", My Friend... There are no words to express how much you mean to me, Thank you for always being there and believing in me when...Read More »
34 of 37 | Posted by: Lora Dillon - Waco, TX - Neice

“We love you grandpa!! Ang, Cela, Harper & Ilah ”
35 of 37 | Posted by: Angela Anderson - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our prayers be with the family in this tough time. Ellen if you need anything just give a shout. ”
36 of 37 | Posted by: Kevin Eloph - Fort Wayne, IN

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
37 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

Marvin F. Porter, 82, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Muncie, IN, Marvin worked as a Machinist with Joslyn Steel for 23 years, Production Piece Parts and Schafer Precision Machine, retiring in 2005. He was a member of East Allen Church of Christ, Maumee Lodge No. 725, and F.& A.M. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Ellen Porter; and son, Rodney Porter both of Fort Wayne; daughter, Sandra (Kerry) Heiser of Wabash; brother, Jack (Sandy) Porter of Fort Wayne; sisters, Martha McFarland of Brook Park, OH and Mary (Denny) Sower of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Amber Porter, Andrea (Ryan) Haynes, Kyle Heiser; and great-grandchildren, Ariana Collins, Tiana Melchi, Tate Melchi, and Lily Haynes. Marvin was beloved by many nieces, nephews, neighbors, church members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Douglas and Katherine Porter. Service is 2pm, September 1, 2012 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue, Pastor Everett Confer officiating, with calling one hour prior. Visitation is 2 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm Friday at the funeral home with Masonic Service at 7pm. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. To sign the online guest book, go to