Marvin Fellers

Marvin Fellers

Tuesday, August 1st, 1922 - Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Marvin Fellers, 97, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at The Towne House in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Marvin was born in Saguache, CO on August 1, 1922 to the late William and Belle Fellers. He earned a B.A. from Adams State College, a M.A. from Colorado State College and an Ed. Doctorate from University of No. Colorado. He married Ruth Slonecker in 1949 she preceded him in death. Marvin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II (43-46) and the Korean Conflict (1951-1952). In 1955, he moved to Des Moines, IA and began working at Drake University as an instructor, he retired 30 years later after serving in several positions including Acting Dean of the College of Education. Marvin was known as the family storyteller. His family counted on him for the tales of family experiences. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Marvin is survived by his daughter, Julie (Larry) Hook; daughter-in-law, Patti Fellers; grandchildren, Karen (Steve) Case, Gail Hook, Michael Fellers, David Fellers, Anelise Fellers; great-grandchildren, Colton and Ella Case; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Fellers; three brothers; and one sister. A gathering of family and friends will be on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at The Towne House, Medicare Lounge, Door #4, 2209 St. Joe Center Road, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Marvin and his son-in-law Larry attended the 25th Honor Flight in 2018 and would like the memorials to be directed to the Honor Flight of NE Indiana, PO Box 5, Huntertown, Indiana 46748. The family would like to thank the caring and supportive staff of the Town House, especially the staff at Towne Harbor and the staff of Heartland Hospice. Inurment will take place in Des Moines, IA at a later date. FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.
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    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    The Towne House Medicare Lounge
    2209 St. Joe Center Road
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825
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