Age 91, of Owosso, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Memorial Healthcare.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Ray Strawser officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Marvin was born May 19, 1928, in Owosso, the son of Elmer and Lillian (Adams) Root. He married Alice Mae Griffin in 1949 in Owosso. Marvin and Alice raised five children in Owosso, until Alice’s death in 1984. He then married Rose VanWagner in 1993 in Corunna.

Marvin was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a lifetime member of the Owosso VFW and the Dog and Gun Club.

Marvin is survived by his children Sandra (Dale) Stickel, Larry (Diana) Root, Pam (Tom) Bramer, Samuel Root and Shawn (Tom) Nixon; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Marvin was predeceased by his first wife Alice, second wife Rose and brother DeVere Root.

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