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Marvin Blocher

March 30, 1948 — April 29, 2021

North Manchester

Marvin E. Blocher, 73, North Manchester, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2021. Born in Laketon, Indiana, on March 30, 1948, Marvin was the son of the late S. Willis and Lelia E. (Baker) Blocher.

A lifelong native of the North Manchester area, Marvin spent his life farming. On January 30, 1973 Marvin married the love of his life, Taphanie “Taphie” Custer. For forty-eight years they built a beautiful family and life alongside one another. Together they worshiped and loved the Lord, attending Olive Branch Church, Roann, Indiana, since 1974.

Although Marvin worked extremely hard on the farm, he enjoyed things outside of the farm just as much. From antiquing and mushroom hunting to spending his vacations in Florida, Marvin enjoyed life. Nothing meant more to him than his family, however. He relished in his time with them, especially telling stories, joking and playing games with his grandchildren and great-grandchild. Marvin was soft-spoken, kind, had a heart of gold and led by example. He impacted the lives of those around him with patience, love and compassion.

The loving memory of Marvin E. Blocher will be forever cherished by his wife, Taphie Blocher, North Manchester; sons, Andrew (Shana) Blocher, North Manchester, and Benji (Aimee) Blocher, Roann, Indiana; brothers, Joe (Bonnie) Blocher and Max (Sandra) Blocher, both of North Manchester; sister, Ruthie E. (David) Brubaker, Pasco, Washington; grandchildren, Conor Blocher, Paige (Dakota) Goldwood, Kelsey Bowers, and Lace Blocher; and one great-grandson, Kingston Bowers. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, S. Willis and Lelia Blocher; and two brothers, Robert E. and Billie G. Blocher.

Family and friends may call Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will be Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with calling beginning at 10:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, with Pastor Jeff Sumner officiating. Entombment will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, 1100 Manchester Ave, Wabash, Indiana.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Marvin E. Blocher, memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Church, 4581 East 1200 North, Roann, Indiana 46974.

The family of Marvin E. Blocher has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.


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4581 East 1200 North, Roann IN 46974

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