Bishop Marvin Van Buren

Bishop Marvin L. Van Buren, Sr., 77, of North Robinson went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 23, 2020 surrounded by his family.


He was born December 29, 1942 in Galion and was the son of Robert and Frieda (Hershner) Van Buren. Marvin is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda M. (Stuttler) Van Buren whom he married on October 19, 1963.


He received his Doctorate of Divinity and in 1984 he founded the Tabernacle of Praise in Galion. Marvin was a Pastor and an Apostle of many churches. He retired from the Community Housing Improvement Program of Crawford County as an Inspector. Also, Marvin was a carpenter and a fabulous craftsman.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Eva (Michael) Cole of Bucyrus, Melissa (Robert) Stone of Nevada, Marvin (LeAnn) Van Buren, Jr. of Bucyrus, Rebecca (Gary) Sprague of Sulphur Springs, Timothy (Oksana) Van Buren of Nevada, Stephanie (Chris) Gehrisch of Lexington and Sandra Austin of Cincinnati; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois (Ron) Webb and Luanna Darnell all of Galion and a brother, Robert L. (Brenda) Van Buren of Franklin, Kentucky.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son Steven Matthews Van Buren; daughter Bobbi Jo Van Buren; granddaughter Krystal Marie Lynn Van Buren and two sisters, Lula Surgener and Donna Kinney.


A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Tabernacle of Praise, 1680 Lower Leesville Road, Crestline, Ohio 44827 with Bishop Linda Van Buren officiating.


Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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