Marlon G. Hoop

December 21, 1954 ~ February 13, 2021 (age 66)

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Marlon Gene Hoop, 66, of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Laurels of Defiance.  
He was born on December 21, 1954 to Lorn and Bernadine (Cooper) Hoop at Defiance, OH. In 1990 he married Peggy Castle at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Defiance and she preceded him in death in 2012.
Marlon was a proud 1974 graduate of Four County Career Center/Defiance High School.  Marlon worked at Mallet Pallets and Gardenscapes, then at Omni Source Corporation for 25 years. Marlon enjoyed tinkering, especially on cars and equipment.  He was a dedicated and hard worker who enjoyed helping people.  In his later years he enjoyed riding his bicycle and playing bingo.  He will be remembered as a humble and kind man.

Marlon is survived by his sister, Carol Retcher,Defiance, and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Peggy Castle, brothers, Delbert (Bonnie), Rodney, Roland, and Duane Hoop, his sisters, Norma (Frank) Stark, and Sherry (Roland) Foss, and brother in law, George Retcher.
Visitation and services will be private.

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