Marvin K. Ioerger, 83, of Metamora, passed away peacefully at midnight Tuesday (April 10, 2018) surrounded by family at his home.
He was born Dec. 7, 1934, in Peoria, the first-born child of Clarence L. and Vera A. Klein Ioerger. Marvin married Frances M. Gardner on May 25, 1957, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Peoria. Frances preceded Marvin in death Dec. 26, 2012.
Marvin is survived by daughters, Karen (Rich) Oljace, Washington, and Marianne (Gary) Skinner, Normal; sons, Michael (Tracey) Ioerger and Edward (Heather) Ioerger, both of Metamora; David (Samantha) Ioerger, Pekin; and Jacob (Nicci) Ioerger, North Aurora; son-in-law, David K. Shirk, Washington; grandchildren, Jason Oljace, Amy (Adam) Schertz, Kaitlyn Oljace, Angela Skinner, Deborah Skinner, Emily (Doug) Valerio, Luke Ioerger, Cassidy Ioerger, Joshua (Jordyn Ellis) Shirk, Nicholas Shirk, Katherine Ioerger, Samuel Ioerger, Maxwell Ioerger, Anna Ioerger, Austin Ioerger, Audrey Ioerger, A.J. Ioerger and Vera Ioerger; great-grandchildren, Boone and Tatum Schertz; and five sisters-in-law, Barb Ioerger, East Peoria; Judy Ioerger, Metamora; Millie Banister, Pekin; Sister Lucille Gardner, Sinsinawa, Wis.; and Nancy Gardner, Bartonville.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Michelle Marie Shirk; his parents; brothers, Leland and Joseph Ioerger; and sister, Mary Sharon Kiesewetter Gentry.
Marvin graduated from Metamora Township High School in 1952. He worked at Caterpillar for 42 years, starting as a welder and retiring as a general supervisor over maintenance. Marvin lived his life in service of his faith, family and community. Examples of his civic involvement include his service on St. Mary's Catholic School committees; Lourdes Catholic Church councils; and Woodford County Board, Road, Bridge, Soil, and Water Conservation committees. He was a lifelong resident of Woodford County and a lifelong member of St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church. When Marvin wasn't busy with the above, he loved to hunt, play horseshoes and play the fiddle with family and friends. He was a diehard University of Notre Dame and Chicago White Sox fan. He will be greatly missed by his family and will always be a part of them.
Marvin's family would like to thank the parish staff at St. Mary of Lourdes, OSF Home Health Care and Hospice, and ResCare as well as all of his outstanding physicians and nurses, especially those at Heartcare Midwest including Dr. Chetan Bhardwaj, Ally B. and Emily C. for their wonderful and compassionate care.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church, Metamora, with church clergy officiating. Recitation of the rosary will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Mason Funeral Home, Germantown Hills Chapel, with visitation to follow from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary of Lourdes Cemetery, Metamora. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Saint Mary's Grade School, 415 W. Chatham St., Metamora, IL 61548.
Condolences may be left at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.