Leroy Harold Marburger, 87, of Macon, formerly of Palmer, passed away at 2:47 pm on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Eastview Terrace in Sullivan.
Leroy was born January 11, 1935, in Taylorville, the son of Elmer W and Elsie Mae (Nash) Marburger. He married Lois Ann Voorhees on January 26, 1957, in Detroit, MI, and they have enjoyed over 65 years of marriage.
Leroy was a skilled welder, and a talented carpenter and furniture maker. Leroy was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville, where he helped Lois clean the church. He was instrumental in the start-up and maintenance of Shadow Home. He was a volunteer fireman for the Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Protection District for 28 years, served on the Palmer Village Board and was a Trustee for Anderson Cemetery for several years. Leroy enjoyed hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening, training bird dogs and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Dolores Doyle.
Leroy is survived by his wife, Lois Ann Marburger of Macon; children, Harold (Tricia) Marburger of Taylorville, and Kathryn (Glen) Hardeman of Macon; grandchildren, Austin Marburger, Bradlee (McKenzi Whitehead) Marburger, Blake (Katie Goethals) Hardeman, Nathan Hardeman, Matthew Hardeman, and Mikayla Hardeman; and several nieces and nephews.
Leroy’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the Eastview Terrace staff for their excellent care and attentiveness to Leroy.
Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 9:00-11:00 am on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church, 930 Haner Street, Taylorville, IL 62568. The funeral ceremony will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Michael Branch officiating.
Interment will follow the funeral ceremony at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, 930 Haner Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Leroy or to offer condolences to his family.