Marvin Francis Wilgus

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SIDNEY - Marvin Francis Wilgus, age 93, of 705 Fulton St., Sidney, passed away on Oct. 30, 2013, at 9:50 p.m. at Pavilion Nursing Home, Sidney.

Marvin was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Springhills, Ohio, to the late Francis and Hazel (Phillips) Wilgus. In May, 1982, he married Betty Wilgus and she preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 2010.

He is survived by daughters, Marlene Elliott, of Xenia, and Sue (Alan) Walls, of DeGraff; stepsons, Bobby Wooddell, of Pasco, Chuck (Deb) Wooddell, of Fort Loramie; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; and sister; Alice (Eddie) Dalton of Chico, California.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Vicky Kimball, stepson, Terry Wooddell, three brothers and four sisters.

Marvin proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a founding member of the AMVETS Post 1986, a lifelong member of the American Legion Post 217, and the DAV Lodge and VFW Post 4239 of Sidney. He also sat on the board of the Salvation Army. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Sidney.

Marvin was an active bowler and enjoyed playing cards. He was a past Post Commander of the VFW and was very active in parades.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road, Sidney, by the Rev. Philip Chilcoate officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens with full military services.

Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road, Sidney, OH 45365 in Marvin's memory.

Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, has been entrusted with all funeral arrangements.

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Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 31, 2013
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