Marvin L. South

Marvin L. South

Marvin L. South, 87, of Springfield passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born February 24, 1935, in Springfield to Ira Louis and Mildred Elizabeth (Wood) South. He married Patricia S. Beardsley on July 30, 1960, and she preceded him in death on December 9, 2006.

Also preceding him in death are his parents; grandson Marcus Wiese; brother Ronald South, and sister Maxine Christie.

Survivors include his son Jeffrey (Clara) South of Chatham and daughter Becky (Mike) Wiese of Bloomington; grandchildren Ryan (Kylie) South, Paul South, Nicholas Wiese (Kristin Edwards), Curtis Wiese (Sydney Chitjian), Lucas Wiese, and Alexis (Ethan Allen) Wiese; great-grandchildren Sloan South, Celia South, and Kellen Wiese; sister Norma Altman of Taylorville; sisters-in-law Gloria South of Indianapolis, Janet (David) Johnson of Pekin, and Sharyn Beardsley of St. Louis; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Marvin was a US Army veteran and a graduate of Illinois State University. He retired after more than twenty years of service from the State of Illinois Department of Human Services.

He was an organist and pianist at First Church of God for over thirty years.

Visitation: 10 am – 11:30 am, Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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