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Marvin Francis Wilgus

Marvin Francis Wilgus, 93, of Sidney, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Pavilion Nursing Home, Sidney.

Marvin was born in Springhills on Jan. 2, 1920, to the late Francis and Hazel Phillips Wilgus.

He was preceded in death Feb. 13, 2010, by his wife, Betty Wilgus, whom he married in May 1982.

He is survived by daughters, Marlene Elliott of Xenia and Sue (Alan) Walls of DeGraff; stepsons, Bobby Wooddell of Pasco and Chuck (Deb) Wooddell of Ft. Loramie; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Alice (Eddie) Dalton of Chico, Calif.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky Kimball; stepson, Terry Wooddell; three brothers; and four sisters.

Marvin proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a founding member of the AMVETS Post 1986, a lifelong member of the American Legion Post 217, and the DAV Lodge and VFW Post 4239 of Sidney. He also served on the board of the Salvation Army.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Sidney.

Marvin was an active bowler and enjoyed playing cards. He was a past post commander of the VFW and was very active in parades.

The Rev. Philip Chilcoate officiates a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road, Sidney. Burial follows at Shelby Memory Gardens, with full military services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road, Sidney, OH 45365.

Arrangements were handled by Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, where condolences may be expressed at

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