GILBERTS – Marvin D. "Shorty" Row, 79, of Gilberts, passed away Saturday night, April 13, 2013, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.|
He was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Edwardsville, the son of Charles and Emma (King) Row. Shorty married Frances Y. Schuman on Sept. 4, 1965, in Elgin. They have been residents of Gilberts for 47 years.
Shorty was a steel fabricator for Rasmussen Steel and for his son at Harmony Metal Fabrication. He loved to tell jokes, go antiquing, restoring furniture and spending time with his family.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Frances; his children, Donita (Richard) Crenshaw, Day (Carol) Row, Dudley (Rita) Row, Daniel Laine, Dawn "Lorrie" (David) Krueger and Dina (Matt) Penkava; daughter-in-law, Jane Row; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Darlene (Chuck) Lewis; his brother, Charles Row; in-laws, Verona (Jack) Duchaj, Darlene Schuman and Richard Rath; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Danny Row; grandson, Scott Row; a brother, Billy Lee Row; and his sister, Ramona Prante.
A memorial visitation for friends will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St., Hampshire.
A memorial service to celebrate Shorty's life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, 1244 S. Main St., Algonquin.
Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Marvin Row Memorial Fund.
The Fredrick Funeral Home, P.O. Box 445, Hampshire, is assisting the family. For information, call 847-683-2711.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Apr. 17, 2013