MARVIN JAMES HOBART,
87, life-long resident of Tuscola County, passed away July 4, 2022 under the backdrop of fireworks at Henry Ford/Allegria Village Retirement Community, Dearborn. He was born May 15, 1935 in Gagetown to Kenneth and Beulah (Winchester) Hobart. He married Marilyn Phyllis Keast on March 17, 1956 in Caro. She died October 16, 2007.
Marvin loved to sing and share his faith through music. As a youth, Marv sang solos at what is now the Sutton Sunshine United Methodist Church. Later, he was a member of the Cass City United Methodist Church Choir, the Tom Thumb Singers, and the Concert Ministries International Choir (Michigan-Ohio Division) which gave him and his wife Marilyn the opportunity to perform in Jerusalem and Hawaii.
Marvin loved to travel, spend time outdoors and be in, on, and around the water. Serving in the Army provided a chance for him and Marilyn to live in Germany and tour France and Italy. He also loved sports, playing football, basketball, and baseball for the Caro Tigers from 1949 to1953, and was an avid Detroit Tigers Fan. Marv enjoyed several business ventures including owning Hobart’s Family Shoes in Cass City and selling real estate with various brokers in the area.
He was most proud of being a father and passed along lessons learned growing up on the farm. Marv emphasized the importance of faith, family, fierce independence, commitment to community, and sharing the joy of living life to its fullest with everyone around him. He will be remembered by all for his dry sense of humor, corny jokes, and witty retorts.
Marvin is survived by his daughters, Peggy (Doug) Osborne, Becky Hobart (Charles McCormick); son, Mark (Michele) Hobart; grandsons: Jesse Osborne, Cameron Osborne; brother, Kendall (Kathy) Hobart; nephews: Kent (Jeannie) Hobart, Kirk Hobart, Gary Hamilton; nieces: Karen (Dick) Williams, Char (Tracy) Jones; numerous cousins and relatives. He is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Marilyn; sister, Joyce Ventline; nieces: Tammy Andersson, Debra Hobart.
Memorial service held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022 in Cass City United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Demyanovich officiating. Military honors conducted by Cass City V.F.W. Post # 3644 and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Cass City United Methodist Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers, and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: 11 am to 12 Noon, Saturday, August 27, 2022 in Cass City United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
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