Marvin E. Wunderlin, 81, of Pontiac, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:35 p.m. at his home in Pontiac surrounded by his loving family.
His service will be Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac with Father David Sabel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Pontiac with full military honors.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac with the Rosary being recited at 3:30 p.m.
Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin was born January 14, 1934 in Lexington, IL, son of Raymond and Frieda (Frerichs) Wunderlin. He married Carol Peterson on June 15, 1957 in Springfield, IL. She survives in Pontiac.
He is also survived by his children, Joanne Sancken of Pontiac, IL, Jane (Bob) Kaisner of Lexington, IL, Janet Jones of Pontiac, IL, Jeff (Bev) Wunderlin of Lincoln, IL, and Jill (Brian) Amm of Pontiac, IL; sisters, Sharon Wunderlin of Bloomington, IL and Anna Mae (Marvin) Sheppelman of Bloomington, IL; grandchildren, Tracy (Jason) McAfee, Travis (Heather) Sancken, Trevor (Nicole) Sancken, Justin (Becca) Kaisner, Calvin (Kirstin) Kaisner, Kassandra (Adam) Ryerson, Krissa (Jae P. Ramirez) Kaisner, Molly (Jed) Pratt, Andy (Darcie) Jones, Jacob (Kristin) Jones, Aaron “AJ” (Emily) Wunderlin, Caiti Wunderlin, Brittany Amm, Courtney Amm, and Payton Amm; and great grandchildren, Angel, Taylor, Tyler, Lexi, Kiegan, Patrick, Maddie, Johnathon, Grace, Miranda, Codi, Brooklynn, Ava, Kaisson, Emmerson, and Rylan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marilyn Thompson; two sons-in-law, John Sancken and Paul Jones; and three great grandchildren.
Marvin was a graduate of Chenoa High School, Class of 1952. He served in the U. S. Navy from December 1952 to December 1956.
Marvin had worked at Wolf Battery in Pontiac, IL and then worked at Gardner’s Sales and Service from 1965 until retirement in 1996. After retirement, he worked with Sancken Farms and Jones Cattle Company.
Marvin was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac, IL. He had been a volunteer firefighter in Pontiac for 15 years. He had been a member of the American Legion for 56 years. He served as a 4-H Leader for the Pontiac Junior Co-Op. Marvin’s interest in breeding rabbits led him to be a member of the Illinois Rabbit Breeder’s Association and the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association. He received his official rabbit judge’s license in 1986. In his retirement, Marvin traveled the world judging rabbits.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church “Top That” Campaign and St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.
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