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Marvin Duane Howard

Marvin Duane Howard, 78, of rural Rockport, Ill., died Thurday, July 13, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services were Monday at 11 a.m., at Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Ill., conducted by Pastor Mitch Ulrich. Burial, with military honors, followed at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

Visitation was Monday from 9 a.m., until time of services at the funeral home.

Marvin was born Aug. 11, 1938 in Salisbury, a son of Benjamin Franklin and Edna Frances Stephens Howard. He married Tinette Marie Schmidt on July 16, 1983 in Sutherland, Neb. She survives.

Other survivors include his children, Marvin “Duane” Howard of Willistown, N.D., Brenda Marie Miller of Bowlilng Green, Regina Lynn Hayhurst of Aumsville, Ore., Robecca Dawn Horton, Vandalia, Billy Jack Kidd, Rockport, Ill., Deanna Howard, Denver, Colo., Malissa Kosakowski, Bristol, Conn., Ross Benjamin Kidd, Louisiana, and Kara Frances Rogers of Rockport, Ill.; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Stump and husband, Paul of Polo; three brothers, Harold Howard and wife, Peggy of Pleasant Hill; George Howard and wife, Betty of Warsaw, and Delmer Howard and wife, Amy of Warsaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Howard; two sisters, Maxine Kendall and Mary Johnson; a grandson, Jamie Horton and two great-grandsons, J.J. and Levi Horton.

He was a long-time employee of the Union-Pacific Railroad serving as a mechanic. Following his retirement from the railroad, he owned and oeprated his own garage. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of the Louisiana American Legion Post #370.

Marvin enjoyed fishing and carpenter work and had made book shelves for the Louisiana and Clarksville public libraries. He loved animals and had a great sense of humor.

Memorials may be made to any veteran’s organization of the donor’s choice or to the American Cancer Society.

Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Ill., handled arrangements.

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