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Marvin Orville Tobel

March 10, 1935 ~ May 19, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Tobel, Marvin

Brighton, Michigan


His Legacy…  Marvin Orville Tobel, age 88, passed away May 19, 2023.  He was born on March 10, 1935 in Southfield, Michigan to Norman and Margaret (Johnson) Tobel.  Marvin married the love of his life, Joan Blair, on December 27, 1957 in Southfield, Michigan.  They spent over 65 wonderful years together.  Marvin was a loving husband, an excellent father, and an awesome brother.  He loved animals, especially his dogs, canning, gardening, hunting, and fishing.  He was a generous man who also loved his country, and served in the Korean War.  Upon his return home, he and his brother founded their construction company, Poured Brick Walls Inc., of which he was very proud. Most of all, Marvin loved his family. He adored his grandchildren, and was blessed enough to meet his family down to the fourth generation. He will be greatly missed.

His Family…  Marvin will be missed by his wife of 65 years, Joan; his children, Kim (Craig) Jackson, Julie (Paul) Petrik, Keith (Genine) Tobel, Scott (Tammie) Tobel, Jennifer Tobel, and Jaimie (Rich) Bayer; brother, Gary (Nancy) Tobel; grandchildren, Kristy, Lisa, Steve, Nick, Amanda, Jessica, Cody, Melissa, Matthew, Garrett, Gabrielle, Lacey, Lexey, Logan, Brooke, AJ, Alli, Kelsey, Kayla, Jake, Keely, and Hayden; great grandchildren, Anthony, Taylor, Shea, Lukas, Owen, Oliver, Alyssa, Drew, Mason, Elizabeth, Joselyn, Tori, Ma’ki, Joey, James, Ian, Ava, Luca, Carmela, Keri, and Charli; great-great grandchildren, Phoebe and Freya.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Charles, sister, Erma, and his parents, Norman and Margaret.

His Farewell…  Marvin’s family and friends will gather Wednesday, May 24, from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel in Hamburg, Michigan.  His Community Farewell will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 11:00am (10am gathering) at First United Methodist Church in Brighton, Michigan.  His burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Brighton, Michigan.  Memorial contributions are suggested to American Spirit Center of Brighton.  Please leave a message of comfort for Marvin’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
May 24, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Community Farewell Service
May 25, 2023

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church-Brighton
400 E. Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI 48116


American Spirit Centre (V.F.W. Hall 4357) of Brighton
10590 E. Grand River Avenue, Brighton MI 48116
Tel: 1-810-599-2153


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