Marlin passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at his home in Plainwell.
He was born August 26, 1939 in Plainwell, the son of Kenelm and Olive (Oswald) Digby. Marlin was an Otsego High School graduate and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He had been an Otsego police officer, a salesman, independent truck driver and a farmer.
Marlin enjoyed flying planes and was a motorcycle enthusiast. He liked gardening, collecting and restoring old farm tractors and loved spending time with his family. He was a life member of the Plainwell VFW and member of the Plainwell and Otsego American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Chapman-Digby; children, Tammy Ginebaugh of Hastings and Dana (Steve) Anderson of Plainwell; step-children, Brian (Shelly) Chapman of Otsego and Joni Glaze of Texas; 5 grandchildren, Brandon, Brian, Adam, Ryan and Melissa; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ken Digby, Charlene (Dan) Barnhart, Larry (Gwen) Digby, Lynn (Phyllis) Digby and Glenda Barnhart along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nieces and nephew, Debbie, Penny and Arnold.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place.
Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
A memorial gathering will be held at a later time.
Contributions in memory of Marlin may be made to the American Veterans organization of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.