Marvin Billman

first_imgMarvin Billman, of Sunman, was born April 16, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Herbert and Mary Happ Billman.  After spending time in the United States Army, on June 11, 1966, he married his beloved Viola L. Niese, setting the foundation for the most important part of his life: their family.  Marvin retired from Batesville Casket Company after 47 years of employment.  A known prankster, famous for his great one-liners, he was a “professional” volunteer, freely giving his time to St. Nicholas Church, Sunman Fish & Game, and the Kenneth L. Diver Post 337 Sunman American Legion, all of which Marvin was a member.  In his spare time, he enjoyed turtle hunting, cooking, fishing, gardening, and butchering.  On July 20, 2016, Marvin passed away at his home in Sunman.  He will long be remembered as a wonderful example of a loving and giving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.Those surviving who honor Marvin’s memory include his wife Viola, children Diane (Pablo) Quiroz, Josie (Steve) Hornberger, and David (Cindy) Billman, all of Sunman; and John (Carrie) Billman of Brookville; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his twin brother Melvin Billman of Batesville, and a sister, Darleen (Bud) Ritzi of Sunman.  Marvin was preceded in death by his parents.Friends and relatives may visit with Marvin’s family on Friday, July 22, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Praying of the holy rosary will begin at 3:30 pm.  The Requiem Mass, officiated by Father Shaun Whittington, will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Church, Sunman, on Saturday beginning at 11:00 am.  Burial, with graveside military honors, will follow in the church cemetery.Memorial donations may be directed to St. Nicholas School, the Sunman Life Squad, the Sunman Volunteer Fire Department, or to a local food pantry.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Marvin Billman.last_img

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