Marvin J. Austin, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away November 26, 2010. He was born in Frankfort, Indiana on April 13, 1926 to the late Harvey D. and Sarah S. Skiles Austin. Marvin was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Church, attended Delphi High School, and was inducted into the United States Army at the Court House in Delphi, Indiana on August 26, 1944. A proud member of Company E, 378th Infantry Regiment of the 95th Infantry, Marvin was one of the “Iron Men of Metz.” He was a life member of the VFW, Post 9383 in Delphi, Indiana, a fifty-year member of I.B.E.W. Local 481, and a former member of West Morris Street Free Methodist Church. He was the Boy Scout Master of Troop 401 for 20 years and drove one of the church’s Sunday school buses for 18 years.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 31 years, Margaret Spence Austin; daughters Judith Ann (Frank) Casey and Jennie (Jeff) Bick; grandsons Philip (Charity) Karnes, David Karnes, Jeffrey (Stacey) Bick, and step-grandson Benjamin Casey; great-grandchildren, Steven Karnes, Tikvah Karnes, and Maria Bick. Marvin was preceded in death by wife, Katherine Ruth (Croas); brothers, Clarence Roberts and Lawrence Austin; daughter, Cathy Austin; and son-in-law, Thomas Karnes.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 28 from 2-4pm at West Morris St. Free Methodist Church with service to follow at 4pm.
An additional visitation will be held on Monday, November 29 from 9:30-11:30am at Middlefork Old Order German Baptist Church with service to follow at 11:30am. Graveside service with Honors will follow at Middlefork Cemetery. Friends may sign his online guestbook at www.indianafuneralcare.com.
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