MARVIN HAROLD WALZ, 80, had been released into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 2 p.m., at The Towne House Retirement Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Jerome, Idaho, Marvin worked for Church Growth Services of South Bend, Ind. for 25 years and was a Senior Consultant with Resource Services for 17 years, retiring in 2002. He attended Blackhawk Christian Church Seniors group and was a Board member of National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Marvin enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. "He was a faithful father and husband who was generous and kind to us way beyond what we deserved. His life work was his calling, he did it with conviction and always knew that the Lord would provide what we need and anything more was a blessing. I never knew him to questions God's ways, even when times were hard." Surviving are his loving wife, Delina V. Walz of Fort Wayne; son, Kenton A. (Sheri) Walz of Fort Wayne; daughter, Gilda "Jill" Renee (Thomas) Pace of Peoria, Ariz.; grandchildren, Cody and Shelby Walz; and sisters, Elene Randall of Napa, Idah and LaVerna Schafer of Ferndale, Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Magdalena Walz; sister, Arvadella Walz; and brother, Wilbert Walz. Service is 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Towne House Retirement Community Chapel, 2209 St. Joe Center Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Douglas Vogel officiating. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at The Towne House Retirement Community Chapel. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Churubusco, Ind. Memorials may be made to Blackhawk Ministries or the Missionary Church Missions Organization. To sign the online guestbook, visit


Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 6, 2013