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Marvin E. Zerwekh
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Obituary for Marvin E. Zerwekh

Marvin Earl Zerwekh, age 94, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Heritage Health in Chillicothe.

Marvin was born on January 22, 1923 in Peoria, IL to Maurice Elmer and Emily Pearl (Archdale) Zerwekh.

Marvin was a four sportsman at Manual High School graduating in 1942. He signed a pro contract with the Chicago Cubs, playing two years in the minor leagues. A World War II veteran, Marvin earned the purple heart for being wounded in Germany. He graduated Bradley University in 1951 and was a teacher and coach at Robein Grade School and later at East Peoria Grade School. During the summer he did tree work in the greater Peoria area.

Marvin married Melva L. Robb on July 26, 1953 and she preceded him in death in 2009. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11am at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his church, Bradley Epworth United Methodist Church in Peoria or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were handled through The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Online condolences may be made through www.thewiltonmortuary.com


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Graveside

Thursday

11

Jan

11:00 AM
Parkview Cemetery

2001 N. University
Peoria, IL 61604

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Parkview Cemetery

2001 N. University
Peoria, IL 61604


Memorial Contribution

Bradley Epworth United Methodist Church

1316 W. Columbia Terrace
Peoria, Illinois 61606
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