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“We were so very sorry to hear about Marvin's passing. It was always so nice to come to River Lake Inn for our anniversary dinner and Marvin and...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Chuck & Diane Zinsmaster - Mendon, MI

“So very sorry to hear of Marv's passing. Our deepest condolences to you, Anita, and your family. Our hearts weep for you. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Rob and Cindy Faulk - Fulton, MI

“My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you Anita. Marv will be missed greatly. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: George and Alta Daleiden - MI

“Anita and family,We have many found memories of Marv at River Lake Inn when we lived in Colon. It was our go to place for many years and Marv was...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Jane Tiedeman - Ramrod Key, FL

“Dear Anita, we will miss Marv. He was always pleasant, friendly and helpful and with you, he created a beautiful place to enjoy nature and marvel at...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Marijke Guerin - Ceresco, MI

“Greetings Anita:Martie and I have many fond memories of visiting Riverlake Inn. As with many of your patrons, it was a special event, an occasion...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Wendell Wood - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“I met Marv and Anita while my husband was on a contract with Kellogg foods. Anita and I met on a walking trail and became fast friends. I loved their...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Lynn Burkhardt - Lakewood village, TX

“Anita and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Marv. I have so many fond memories of him whenever my husband and I visited the restaurant. ...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Clark - Ceresco, MI

“Always enjoyed visiting with him when we dined there !!! Deepest sympathy !!! . Ron and Jane Kauffman ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Jane Kauffman - Acquaintance

“It was a privilege to have known Marv. Through the years we watched his wonderful growth in photography. He was a valued customer at the camera store...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Windsor - Friend

“It was such sad news my heart is heavy with the passing of Marv. I so enjoyed his character, kindness and hospitality when we’d make a ‘...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Eric VerHey - Acquaintance

“Prayers for the family so sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Ryan ,Velvet Stoll - Colon, MI

“So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you all. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Ryan Stoll and family - Coworker

“So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you all. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Ryan Stoll and family - Coworker

“Dear Anita, We are so sorry to hear of Marvs passing. You have our deepest sympathies. We will miss him greeting us at the restaurant . He was a...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Bob and Norma Hamilton - MI

“Anita, you are in my heart and in my prayers. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Paula Alexander - Owosso, MI


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Marvin E. "Marv" Bliss, 87, of Battle Creek, died Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Marv was born January 6, 1935. He was the co-owner of River Lake Inn with his loving wife Anita. A graveside service to celebrate Marv's life will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Memorial Park Cemetery, in the chapel. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care.