Marcus Levi Proehl - obit

Rev. Marcus (Bill) L. Proehl, 79, passed away on February 1, 2010. He was born March 7, 1930 to parents Marcus Elrose and Myrtle Trowbridge in Flint, Michigan. He was reaised by his mother Myrtle and stepfather Perry Waite. He graduated High School in Flint, Indiana.

Marcus entered the Marines not long after graduation and shortly after, on October 28, 1950, he married his wife, beverly L. (Musser) Proehl. Three children were born to them, Marcus A. and his wife Susan Proehl of Mooresville, Indiana; Debra K. and Jim Prock of Danville, IN and Steven P. Proehl. Their son Steven preceded them in death in 1968. His wife, beverly, preceded him in death on April 19, 20905. Marcus has six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

After leaving the Marines, Marcus soon dedicated his life to the Lord. He started his ministry at South Scott as a youth pastor. It didn't take long for him to become a full-time pastor. He built Calvary Temple and the Carpenter Shop in Angola and the journey continued. He was an accomplished carpenter who not only built many homes but also several churches. Some of the churches were built on the mission field. He had a heart for missions and it showed in his giving.

Marcus also loved to fly. He loved to paint and play the trumpet. Everyone who knew Marcus (Bill) also knew he loved to invent things. His mind never stopped. The one thing he loved the most, though, was the Word of God. He read his Bible completely through 116 times. He started his day witht he Word and ended his day with the Word and talking to God. His faith was unshakable and his love for God was amazing. I know if he had won wish granted to him it would be that everyone would serve and love the Lord. He lived by example and was a rock that many depended on. He truly was a great man and will be missed so much.

Everyone who knew Marcus (Bill) would often hear him say, "Man, I've had a wonderful life." That he did and now it's even more wonderful.

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