Marlin Paul KRALL

Marlin Paul Krall

CERRO GORDO, IL - Marlin Paul Krall, 79, was called to be with the Lord at 4:08 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Cerro Gordo Church of the Brethren. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, also at the church. Burial will be at Ridge Cemetery, Long Creek Township.

Memorials may be made to Cerro Gordo Church of the Brethren.

Marlin was born June 28, 1934, in Decatur, the son of Clarence and Pearl (McClure) Krall. He enjoyed 55 wonderful years being married to Shirley M. (Long) Krall. They were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 1958, at the Christian Church in Mt. Morris, Ill.

Marlin graduated from Cerro Gordo High School. He spent his lifetime as a farmer, a Bo-Jac seed dealer for 40 years and Bellatti soybean dealer for 20 years. Marlin very much enjoyed helping his customers.

He was a founder of the Cerro Gordo Community Ambulance Service board for 30 years, a member of the Macon County Farm Bureau and a member of the Cerro Gordo Church of the Brethren for 64 years where he served as a Deacon, usher, and served on various boards. He also served in the Brethren Volunteer Service for two years where he drove a semi to pick up relief clothing.

Marlin is survived by his wife, Shirley Krall of Cerro Gordo; son, Kevin Krall of Cerro Gordo; daughter, Beverly (Shawn) Stribling of Ashland, Ill.; grandson, Brandon Stribling, and granddaughter, Brittany Stribling, both of Ashland, Ill.; sisters, Joan LeVallay of Park Ridge, Ill., and Dr. Rose (Dr. William) Ditto of Wamego, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marlin was preceded in death by his parents.

Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Cerro Gordo, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at

Funeral Home

Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes - Decatur
2827 N. Oakland Ave.  Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 875-1283