Marvin G. Reagan

June 10, 2016

Marvin G. Reagan 78, of rural Frankfort, Ind., died at 9:40 p.m. June 10, 2016 at his home.  Born January 10, 1938 in Frankfort, Ind. to Charley & Allie (Boone) Reagan.  He married Frances Crabtree on July 7, 1962 in Washington DC.  Marvin was a 1956 graduate of Jackson Township High School and attended Purdue University.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1959-1963.  He had lived in Washington DC and Madrid, Spain before returning back to Clinton County to farm.  He farmed for over 49 years.  A member of the Antioch Church, he was a past deacon, trustee and Sunday school facilitator and served on various committees.  He was a recipient of the God and Country Award and was currently serving as the Jackson Township Trustee.  Marvin loved aviation, loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.  For his 60th birthday his family gave him the opportunity to go skydiving!  This was a lifelong dream of his.

Visitation and Services

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at the Antioch Church, 4625 S. State Road 39, Frankfort, followed by a Celebration of Life Service which will be held at 7 p.m. at the church. Services will be officiated by Marvin’s son-in-law’s, Wayne Fancher and John Long. Private family burial will be at Green Lawn Cemetery, with full Military Honors conducted by the United States Air Force and Frankfort American Legion/VFW military rites team. Donations in memory of Marvin, may be made to the Antioch Church Building Fund, Envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Fran Reagan of rural Frankfort 2 Daughters: Renee (Husband: Wayne) Fancher Denise (Husband: John) Long both of Katy, TX 1 Son: Kevin (Wife: Sara) Reagan of Thompsonville, IL 10 Grandchildren, Jarred, Brittany and Leah Fancher, Melissa, Rachel and Bradley Long, Kaylee, Emma, Micah and Liam Reagan.

Preceded by:

four brothers and four sisters.


Leave your Condolences

29 Condolences for “Marvin G. Reagan”

  1. Carol D Hamilton June 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Fran and family,
    Sorry to read of Marvin’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

  2. Larry & Sandra Laughner June 12, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Fran, our prayers are with you and your family. In God’s love, Sandy and Larry

  3. Kay Surface June 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Fran, you and the family are in our prayers. We’ll try and make it down for the services.

  4. Connie and Duane Blacker June 13, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Fran, I was so shocked to read of Marvin’s passing. I have always thought so much of Marvin and you. I am so sorry we won’t be able to attend the calling and service because our Granddaughter Hanna (Jamie’s Daughter) will be receiving her Hoosier Farmer Degree at Purdue that evening. Please know that we will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. I still miss my Dad so much. God bless you Fran and your family!

  5. Larry & Pat Newton June 13, 2016 at 8:02 am

    We were sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. We had many good memories with this family when the children were in 4-H. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Erilda & Ron Coleman June 13, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Dear Fran & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. Know he will be missed deeply. Prayers for comfort and strength are with you. God Bless – Ron & Erilda Coleman

  7. Deb Reagan June 13, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Marvin will be so very missed by family and friends in Clinton County. He was a very nice and good person. Sending hugs to Fran and their family.

  8. Dona Hopper June 13, 2016 at 8:53 am

    So sorry for your loss. Heaven continues to grow sweeter and sweeter. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

  9. Bradley Page & Connie Brant June 13, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Fran and family, Marvin was a super great man and friend to us while we lived in the house down the road that he cared for. We want to send our condolences along with our prayers. He will be missed so much by so many!
    May God Bless you Fran and family….
    Sending our prayers and all our love,
    Bradley Page and Connie Brant

  10. Norm Reagan and family June 13, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Fran, you and your family are in my prayers at this difficult time. Marvin was a giant of a man who will be missed by all who knew him. I will be there Wednesday for the services for Marvin. May God Bless you Fran and the family.

  11. Dianne Gant June 13, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Fran, I was so sorry to hear about Marvin. My prayers are with you and your children.
    Dianne Gant

  12. Lora & Bill Layton June 13, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    So sorry for all the Reagan family at your loss. He will he greatly missed in your community.

  13. Charlie and Phyllis Steidle June 13, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Fran, we are so sorry to learn of Marvin’s passing. He was a good guy and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  14. Marilyn Bowen June 13, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Friendship goes back many years, will miss him. Heaven gained a great one! God Bless.

  15. Ross & Brenda Burgdorf June 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Our prayers for all the family. May the good Lord comfort you and provide healing over time as precious memories come forward.

  16. Alan Hester June 13, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Dear Family of Mr. Reagan,

    My name is Alan Hester. My heart sank and leaped at the news that Mr. Reagan’s earthly body died. I’m so sorry for the pain of your loss, but rejoice with you at the news he is with our Lord and Savior Jesus. I really only knew him through the eyes and ears of a teenager who lived among you all, especially Denise. I have such admiration and respect for him given the Godly people he was husband and father to. I have been praying for you all. When I think of your family, I smile. What a blessing you all are. I will be flying back from a business trip to Boston on Wednesday, but will do my best to make it to the funeral. My apologies if I do not attend in person, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all.


    Alan Hester

  17. Linda Myers June 14, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Fran and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear this. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Linda & Gary Myers

  18. Trace McGarey June 14, 2016 at 8:54 am

    To Fran, Renee and Denise…
    I have not lived in Frankfort for many years but certainly remember Marvin and was surprised to read this morning of his passing. Blessings on your family today as you prepare to send him off to his Home.

    Trace McGarey, CPHS Class of 1980

  19. Steve and Louella Hendricks June 14, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Fran and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Marvin was always pleasant and ready to help during my school years. Our prayers are with you.

  20. Todd Newhart June 14, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Fran, Renee, Denise and the rest of Marvin’s family,
    Marvin is on a very short list of men I would point to in today’s world and say “I want to be like that guy!” Christian, Father, Husband, Pillar of the Community, all framed by the word Great. I had an opportunity to chat with Marvin a year or two ago at a freezing farm auction held just after Thanksgiving. I re-introduced myself to him and he lit up with a smile, shook my hand and patted the other shoulder and said “Well Todd how are you!” All of a sudden the auction wasn’t so cold and I was 13 again showing sheep at the county fair. We chatted for a few moments with his parting words of wisdom still in my memory…”as cold as it is out here today the only thing worth buying is a cup of coffee…”

    I hurt, mourn, and celebrate his life with you.

    May God Comfort and Hold You,

  21. Tobe Leazenby June 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Fran, Renee, and Denise,

    Sorry to learn of Marvin’s passing. Many happy memories from 4-H Sheep Shows in Clinton County in the 70s and 80s. Recall the good times often. Our condolences and prayers.

    Tobe Leazenby Family
    Delphi, IN

  22. Kelley Sheridan June 14, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    My prayers and thoughts are with all of you!

  23. Phil Walters June 15, 2016 at 11:01 am

    So glad to have seen and visited with Marvin at 2015 Jackson High reunion, hearing the old stories about school times. Our thoughts are with the family.

  24. Linda Johnston June 15, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Fran, Sorry to hear about Marvin, such a kind soul. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Miss talking with you.
    Linda Johnston

  25. Jean Wingo June 15, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Fran my most sincere condolences to you and your family.

  26. Lesa Moore June 16, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Fran, Renee, Denise & Kevin,

    I was so sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. Although many years have gone by, I will always cherish the memories I have of Marvin and being around you all. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,
    Lesa (Shoemaker) Moore

  27. Mary Fancher June 20, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    He will be missed by many. He was a very special person that loved his family. GOD bless.

  28. Nicki Stillings July 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Fran – I was sorry to read about your husband’s death. I didn’t really know him but enjoyed working with you years ago. I’ve thought of you several times recently.

  29. Lucretia McGee November 6, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    What I remember most about Marvin is his kind eyes.

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