Marvin LeRoy Gesell, age 86, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born June 22, 1930 in Klemmes Corner, Indiana he was the son of the late LeRoy & Elsie (Lee) Gesell. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and remained a proud Marine to the end. Marvin was retired, having worked for many years with the Local #18 International Union of Operating Engineers as a bulldozer operator, and had also farmed in Franklin County all his life. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Klemmes Corner; a lifetime member of the St. Leon Post #464 of the American Legion; as well as a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was a proud & loving Husband, Father, and Grandpa, and enjoyed walking his Rottweiler’s, hunting, and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds. Besides Estelle A. (Schoettelkotte), his devoted wife of 61 years, survivors include four children, Darrell L. Gesell of Maineville, Ohio, Brenda K. (William) Goff of Belvidere, Illinois, Douglas A. (Jackie) Gesell of Brookville, and Christopher M. Gesell of Klemmes Corner; two grandchildren, Neil (Stacie) Brown & Britney Gesell; one great-grandson, Paxton Brown; two sisters, Marlene Sloneker of Hamilton, Ohio and Elaine (Don) Smith of Brookville, Indiana; a brother Herbert N. (Karen) Gesell of West College Corner, Indiana. Family & friends may visit from 9 till 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4025 Highland Center Road, Brookville, Indiana. Rev. Ladona Webb, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Church. Burial with full Military Graveside honors by the St. Joseph Post #464 of the American Legion will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project or the St. Joseph Post #464 of the American Legion. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gesell family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .