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Marvin E. Eis

April 2, 1940 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 80)

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Marvin E. Eis, age 80 of Holgate, Ohio, passed away on Thursday morning, June 11, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.   
He was born in Defiance County on April 2, 1940 to the late Arthur and Mable (Retcher) Eis. Marvin was a graduate of Florida High School. On September 3, 1960 he married Sally (Short) Eis, who resides in Holgate, Ohio. 
Marvin was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, and Defiance Eagles #372. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1963-1969. He worked for over 40 years as a machinist at SK Tools in Defiance. Marvin enjoyed fishing, traveling, and visiting casinos. He loved spending time with his family.
Marvin will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Sally Eis of Holgate, his daughter, Kelly (Charles) Dempsey of  Defiance, and two sons, Kevin Eis and  Chad (Valerie Gerdeman) Eis, all of Defiance. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren; Torey Moser, Garret (Ashley) Dempsey, Jacob Moser, Zackary Dempsey, Maredith Dempsey, Morgan Eis, Dylan Eis, and Emersyn Eis, four great-grandchildren, and his brother, James (Lois) Eis of Defiance. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Vollmar.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Monday, June 15, 2020 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Florida, OH, with Rev. Jacob Stuenkel officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverview Memory Gardens, with graveside military honors conducted by VFW #3360.
Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Lutheran Church, or Ft. Defiance Humane Society. Online condolences can be given at

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June 14, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Funeral Service
June 15, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Florida, OH

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