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Marvin E "Buck" Heston

03/31/1932 - 03/13/2020

Obituary for Marvin E "Buck" Heston

Marvin Eugene “Buck” Heston passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2020 after a 9 month battle with cancer. Marv was born March 31, 1932 in Hamilton, IN to the late Hubert and Hazel Heston. He graduated from Hamilton High School. He earned his business degree from TriState University (Trine University) in 1953. Upon graduating he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to a Tank Brigade to guard Fort Knox. In 1954, he married the love of his life, Sharon Sprott, and they were married 59 ½ years. Upon discharge in 1955, he set out on a career of 58 years in sales of automotive parts, retiring at age 81 in 2013. Marv was a member of the Elks Lodge 155 for 52 years, and American Legion Post 296 for 50 years. Marv loved golf (3 hole in ones), bowling (a perfect game), I.U. basketball, the Chicago White Sox, and watching and participating in his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s many activities. Marv leaves behind many wonderful memories and those who grieve: son, Scott (Rhonda) Heston. grandchildren: Angie Papenbrock; Jeremy (Kristen) Mickelini, of Avon, OH; Angela (Chris) Morales; Travis (Katelyn) Heston of Knightstown, IN; Leslie (Andy) Cavacini. Sister Connie (Bill) Stepp of Wellsville, NY, and 9 great grandchildren. Marv was proceeded in death by his wife Sharon, sons Kevin and Doug, granddaughter Courtney, and special friend Betty Greaf. DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC, FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Trine University Books and Beyond Fund, American Legion Post 296, Elks National Foundation Inc, Cancer Services of N. E. Indiana or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. To sign the online guest book, go to

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Marvin's home was kind of like my second home during my childhood. Scott & Doug were close friends and we spent many summers playing "Life" at their table and many other things. I highly respected Marvin and Sharon although I think they just tolerated me. I don't blame them. For Scott: please accept my sympathies. Life goes past us too quickly. Take care, Your friend, Greg Glessner
- Greg Glessner
My thoughts are with Marv's family. It is so painful to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 "And he will swallow up death forever..." He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). Ihope these words give all of you comfort.
- Joshua

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