The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 31, 2013

Marvin Edward Wernigk


. — Marvin Edward Wernigk, 71, of Covington, Ind., formerly of Armstrong, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Marvin was born on April 10, 1941, in Armstrong, the son of Milton Henry and Cora May (Baker) Wernigk. He was previously married to Phyllis DeMoss and Sharon Wilson.

He is survived by his mother, Cora May Stewart of Penfield; two daughters, Leann (Bill) Willett of Catlin and Christine (Cliff) Sigmon of Covington; one brother, Bill (Pat) Wernigk of Penfield; three sisters, Helen (Winfred) Burton of Armstrong, Louise (Chuck) Sweet of Hoopeston and Alice (Mark) New of Danville; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; two sons, Richard Wernigk and Allan Grubaugh; and two brothers, Jim and Tom Wernigk.

Marvin graduated from Armstrong High School in 1960. After high school, he served in the United States Army. Marvin worked for more than 32 years as a truck driver, hauling logs and later working for LTC Tanker Service, until he retired in 2004. He enjoyed working on cars, driving a truck, tinkering around and going fishing with Leann.

A celebration of Marvin’s life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac, with Pastor Randy Walters officiating. Burial will follow the service in Partlow Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.

The family has entrusted Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home of Potomac to assist them and to honor Marvin’s life.

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