Marvin Commons
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704 COUNCIL STREET
Attica, IN
Attica, Indiana - Marvin Eugene Commons, 75, of Attica, died peacefully at 12:28 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, surrounded by his three boys and his loving wife.

Marvin was born on November 25, 1946 in Lawrence, Kansas. He was the son of the late Phillip S. and Mildred Marie (Day) Commons. He was raised in Lawrence, the fourth of five children, with horse pastures nearby, a large garden with fruit trees, and chickens rustling in the yard. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1965, and then went on to study at Kansas State College of Pittsburg, KS. In 1970, Marvin enlisted in the US Army Reserves and served in the Kansas National Guard from 1970-1979. He and his young family relocated to Independence, KS, where he worked as a production manager for Mattel, then to Lafayette, IN where he began working for Warren Paper Products until its closure in 1986. He began working at C&D Batteries in 1989 and eventually earned a Business Administration degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. Marvin moved to Attica in 1995 and married his devoted wife of 23 years, Christine "Chris" Brown on June 19, 1999 in West Lafayette. They lived together on their cherished farmland, and Marvin eventually retired from C&D in 2016.

In his robust retirement years, Marvin was a member of the 21st Century Greater Works in Colfax, where he proudly volunteered his service to the Food Bank of the church. He continued to be an avid outdoorsman and upland game hunter. He loved to fish and hunt with his sons, proudly work to maintain his farmland, including raising his chickens and tending to the cattle and horses that continue to graze on his land.

He leaves behind his wife, Chris along with three sons, Aaron (Tiffany) Commons, Gallatin, TN; Justin (Julie) Commons, Lafayette; and Travis Commons, Nashville, TN; Step Children, Tiffany (Kerry) Synesael and Brittany (Jeff) Kyger, both of Attica; Brothers, Merle (Paula) Commons, Edwin (Vivian) Commons & Ron (Deedee) Commons, all of Lawrence, KS; Sister, Phyllis (the late Gene) Blaylock, Lawrence, KS; Grandchildren, Tyler & Abigail Commons; Step Grandchildren, Kelton (Stacey) Trent, Brady ("Liv") Synesael, Maci (friend - Josh) Kyger & Mya Kyger; and a step Great-Granddaughter, Madison Trent.

Marvin was a devout spiritual man who followed the teachings of Christ and strove to live by His Word. He will be sadly missed by his sons, his beloved wife, his three brothers and sister, their families and his many friends.

Friends will be received at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Friday, January 14 from 11:00 a.m until the service time of 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Joe Lovell officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica, Indiana. Loved ones are also invited to join in fellowship at West Mill Social Hall, 115 W Mill St, Attica, IN, after the burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the 21st Greater Works Food Bank, 8995 N US 52, Colfax, IN 46035.

Condolences may be sent online to www.mausfuneralhome.com.
Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Jan. 11, 2022.
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Chris, Steve and I will never forget so many memories of you two. You both blessed us beyond anything we could expect. With opening up you're home, meals, driving back and forth to church, going for groceries, visiting your patents, so many good times we all had with you both. We love Marvin as a friend but he was more like a brother. The years we had with both were cherished, and will never be forgotten.
Steve and I will never forget driving our van, as we were pulling into the gasoline station,, going a little to fast and hitting that bump, coming to a sudden stop, that caused us to rock for more than five minutes. We laughed so hard, none of us could get our breath. This was one of many things that made our relationship so wonderful and memorable with both of us.
We love you Chris and that God is with you and is bring you through this time. May God surround you with His Love and encourage you in all His ways. Love Steve & Judy
Judy Rich
Friend
January 14, 2022
I'll never forget all the good times Marvin and I had when he was teaching me, an Old Farm Boy oh, how to play golf. For a long time it was not pretty. But a good friend and a good man that stuck with me until I learn how to swing a club
Steve Rich
Friend
January 14, 2022
Joyce Williams Hysong
Friend
January 14, 2022
One of the kindest people I have ever met. He was a wonderful neighbor that expressed his blessings in life with humor and honesty. I am blessed to have known him. God Speed
Sarah Cowgill
Neighbor
January 13, 2022
Prayers for my classmate and friend, Ron Commons, on the passing of his brother Marvin. The greatest joy is knowing that your loved one has put his faith in Christ, so that is a great blessing! Big hugs to you all. May the peace of Christ envelope you in this hard time.
Helen Pendleton Rumbaut
January 13, 2022
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. My deepest sympathy to the Common's family.
Dierk Mcdaniel
Friend
January 13, 2022
Ron, Sorry for your loss.
Dave Harrell
January 12, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed visiting with Marvin. He will be greatly missed.
Chuck Martin
Friend
January 11, 2022
To Marvin's Family from a Childhood Friend in Lawrence, Kansas

I met Marvin in Kindergarten at McAllister Elementary School in Lawrence, Kansas 70 years ago. Marvin was such a nice boy and friend way back then who obviously grew up to be a wonderful man, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to so many. I was always so happy to see him at our Lawrence High School reunions and to know he remembered me from Kindergarten, Junior High and High School, as well.

He truly was a very special man and you were so lucky to have had him in your lives ~ as I'm sure he was grateful to have each of you in his!!

May your sadness give way to the happy memories you shared with him and bring you peace.

~ Sending prayers of strength and comfort to each of you ~

Warmly,
Susie (Dunlap) Wakefield
Classmate & Friend - Kindergarten and Class of '65
Lawrence, Kansas
Susie Dunlap Wakefield
Classmate
January 11, 2022
Chris and family, We are so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the years I worked with Marvin and with you! You both are such loving Christians. God bless you and all of your family.
Jim and Lori Collins
Jim (and Lori) Collins
Coworker
January 11, 2022
Had the absolute pleasure of getting to pheasant hunt a couple of times with Marvin! Enjoyed his tutoring and patience with a new bird hunter. He was always willing to take a moment and help. His sense of humor is also something I will always remember. My first year pheasant hunting in Kansas, I had a very young GSP puppy that was on her first hunt as well. I was telling a story to the group about my dogs first birds she found and I said “Man she went straight in and was rock solid on those quail.” He just kinda looked at me and said, “ We call that a point!” Of course I felt silly but after everyone got a great laugh he looked at me and just gave me nod of approval. Those that upland bird hunt will understand. I so appreciated his ribbing, made me feel like part of the family! I will surely miss him!
Michael Lemley
Friend
January 10, 2022
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Mary Busby
Coworker
January 10, 2022
Our thoughts and prayer are with your family. We always enjoyed our grocery store visits & always parted ways with a smile. Continued prayers for all.
Sincerely, Bernie & Deb Sandlin
Bernie Sandlin
Coworker
January 10, 2022
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Edwin& Vivian Commons
Brother
January 8, 2022
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Dana & LaDonna Commons
Family
January 8, 2022
RIP Uncle Marvin! You will be missed! Prayers to your family!
Michael Commons
Family
January 7, 2022
Justin I'm so very sorry for your my friend. may god Bless you and your family. I know that he'll be missed. if you need anything let me. Diane and I will be praying for you all.
Sincerely,
Diane & George
George Buck
January 7, 2022
So for your loss Christine and family RIP
Rick Kirts
Neighbor
January 7, 2022
Chris sorry for your loss
Rob Eller
Friend
January 7, 2022
Sorry for your loss Christine and family.
Rick Kirts
Neighbor
January 7, 2022
Prayers for the family,he will be missed,
Jeanne ONeal
Acquaintance
January 7, 2022
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