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Marvin Carl Ferguson, 96, of Shelbyville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Shelbyville Rehabilitation Center. He was born on July 30, 1920, the son of Alden and Vera (Letts) Ferguson, in Marshall Michigan. He married Grace O'Gara on March 17, 1942 in Chicago and were married for 55 years until her passing on March 21, 1997. Marvin served in the United States Army from 1942-1946 where he earned the American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Bronze Battle Star and World War II Victory Medal. He was a longtime member of St. Christina Parish in Chicago. He enjoyed boating, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.
Marvin is survived by daughter-in-law Charleen Ferguson of Tinley Park, four grandchildren, Christine (Dan) Hogan of Monee, James (Denise) Ferguson of Orland Park, Marvin T. (Amanda) Ferguson of Chicago, and Matthew Ferguson of Shelbyville, and was the proud great-grandfather of Kevin, Jack, Kennedy, Madeline, James, Katherine, Colin, Bailey, and Reed. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Alden and Vera Ferguson, wife Grace, sons Marvin and Gary, and daughter-in-law Glenda.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Oakridge Cemetery, 614 Homer Rd, Marshall, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boys Town of America, 200 Flanagan Blvd, PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010.
Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville is assisting the family. Family and friends are invited to share a story or light a candle in Marvin's honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 14, 2016
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