Marvin Duane Wilt, age 85, of Quinlan, passed away, Monday, November 2, 2020 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, November 6, 2020 at Faith Outreach Church of Greenville with Pastor Ranse Moore officiating under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan. Burial will be held at 2PM Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Parkers Grove Cemetery in Shellsburg, Iowa. Visitation will be Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at the funeral home.
Marvin Duane Wilt was born on April 5, 1935 in Shellsburg, Iowa to the late Mr. Carl Wesley Wilt and Anita Mullinex Wilt. He married the love of his life, Colleen Ann Meek on August 11, 1957 and moved to Fort Worth, Texas. He also lived a short time in Denver and Dallas before moving to Hunt County in 1972. Marvin was a jack of all trades. He was an ordained minister and a worldwide missionary, traveling to Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and China to aid with humanitarian efforts, teach classes and spread the word of God. He was also an author and wrote a book called, ‘Colleen, My Love’ about the perfect love and passion of his marriage to his beautiful wife. He was an electronic engineer by trade but also a pioneer in digital technology and micro processing. Marvin was also an inventor and held and shared numerous patents for his designs. He also enjoyed redesigning existing products to make them run more efficiently. He developed the B58 Hustler Bomb Pod, a auto blood pressure machine, a radar pulse analyzer. He was preceded in death by his beautiful Colleen on March 22, 2000, an infant son, Bryan Forrest Wilt in 1965; his brother, Claire Wilt; sisters, Bernice Lieb and Charlene Wilson and twin granddaughters, Brandi and Brittany Ragsdale.
He is loved and will be missed by two sons, Steve Scott Wilt of Quinlan and Christopher Wesley Wilt and wife Julie of Greenville; daughter, Diana Fawn Wilt Ragsdale of Weatherford; grandson, Chance Ragsdale of Weatherford and his travel companion and fellow missionary and dear friend, Colleen Young of Wills Point.
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