Marvin P. Dipple, Jr. 61 of Van Wert, died at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday December 12, 2018 at the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
He was born on October 29, 1957 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the son of the late Marvin Dipple, Sr. and Janet F. (Johnson) Ghilino of New Jersey.
Marvin was employed by KMI. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He was a former member of the American Legion Post #178, Van Wert.
He loved to make everyone laugh. He was a self- proclaimed comedian to family and friends and made everyone smile with his skits and imitations. He was a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees fan.
Family survivors include his best friend, Dottie; a daughter, Holly Dipple and her son Chase of Van Wert; a son, Micheal Dipple of California; step-children, Brock Bowers, Brian (Nikki) Bowers, Mindy Bowers, and Camille Bowers; two brothers, Louis (Jackie) Ghilino Jr., of New Jersey and John (Stella) Dipple; three sisters, Gina (Joe) Lisco and Lisa (Jesse) Kurtanick, both of Pennsylvania and Christine (Jill) Ghilino of New Jersey; and grandchildren, Isaiah Fetzer, Whitney Pryor, Hannah Vannett, Ciarra Gonzalez, Maegan Pryor, Madison Bowers, Robbie Gonzalez, Makenzie Bowers, Zachary Watkins, Stephen Bowers, Jalenna Bowers; and great grandson Preston Austin.
He was preceded in death by his father; and is reunited with his comedic sister, Vicki Rzewuski.
Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, with military honors after the service by the combined units of the American Legion and V.F.W. Posts of Van Wert. Visitation is scheduled from 9-11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family.