Marvin Edwards 1937—2016
Marvin Keith Edwards, 78, of Freeport, IL passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 2, 2016. Born to parents William and Hattie Mae (Law) Edwards on October 13, 1937 in Mt. Carroll, IL., he was a graduate of Mt. Carroll High School and also attended Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois. Marvin married Sharon Ann (Cliff) Spencer on August 4, 1984. He worked for Kelly Springfield for 23 years, retiring in 1994. Additionally, he retired as a Captain from the United States Army after serving 37 years both active and reserve duty, and was a lifetime member of the AMVETS. He continued to work part time until 2 weeks before his passing. Marvin enjoyed many activities throughout his life including: family reunions, traveling, camping, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his spouse Sharon (Cliff- Spencer) Edwards; children: Laurie Mordick of Rockford, IL, Pam (Eric) Combs of Cleveland, OH, Todd (Ann) Edwards of Monroe, WI, Eric Earlenbaugh of Pearl City, Lisa (Joshua) Trumpy of Freeport, IL, and Jill (John) Buchert of Leawood, KS. Grandchildren: Ashley, Skyler, Hogan, Lilly, Briana, Austin, Nicholas, Jarod, Derik, Kira, Alexander, and Keaton. Great granddaughter: Vanessa. Siblings: Dorothy Buckman, Freeman (Janette) Edwards, Joyce Morhardt. Several nieces and nephews. Marvin is preceded in death by his parents William and Hattie Mae Edwards, brothers: Art and Bill, sisters: Helen, Blanche, and Mildred.
Visitation will be this Friday, February 5, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Schwarz Park Blvd Chapel, 608 S. Park Blvd. in Freeport, IL. Funeral will be Saturday, February 6, at 11 a.m. at Oakland Chapel on Pearl City Road, in Freeport, IL. Memorials in Marvin's name to the All Veterans Memorial Park in Freeport, IL. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.schwarzfh.com.