Marion L. DeBolt, 81

Posted on April 23, 2014

Marion L. DeBolt, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 20, 2014.
He was born July 25, 1932, the son of Homer and Clara Linn DeBolt.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a graduate of International Business College.  After working in a C.P.A. firm in Fort Wayne, he became associated with Adams Lumber Company, Decatur, and then, in partnership with Clarence and Larry Bultemeier, formed “All American Homes.” He served in various capacities there until his retirement in 1999.  He received the “Sagamore of the Wabash” award upon his retiring, signed by then-Gov. O’Bannon. Marion was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church.
On Sept. 15, 1951, he married Miriam Weaver, and she survives with three sons, Joseph (Gina) DeBolt of Algonquin, Ill., Robert (Brenda) DeBolt of Manchester, Mo., and Philip (Lois) DeBolt of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Justin (Kristie), Lindsay (Steven) Sparks,  Matthew (Taren),  Michelle (William) Bostain, Ryan, and Marc; and three great-grandchildren. One brother, Floyd (Marcella) of Bluffton, also survives.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald, and a baby sister, Esther.
The funeral will be held Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 8010 W. Jefferson Blvd. There will be no public viewing, but the family will receive callers at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Rd., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Covington Memorial Gardens. Remembrances, in lieu of flowers in accordance with the family’s wishes, may be given to Risen Savior Lutheran Church.
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