Leroy Harold Marburger, 87


Leroy Harold Marburger, 87, of Macon, formerly of Palmer, died at 2:47 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Eastview Terrace in Sullivan.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at Calvary Baptist Church, located at  930 Haner Street in Taylorville. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Branch officiating. Interment will follow the funeral ceremony at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer. Shafer-Perfetti and Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Marburger was born on Jan. 11, 1935, in Taylorville, the son of Elmer W. and Elsie Mae (Nash) Marburger. He married Lois Ann Voorhees on January 26, 1957, in Detroit, MI, and they enjoyed over 65 years of marriage.

Mr. Marburger was a skilled welder, and a talented carpenter and furniture maker.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville, where he helped his wife clean the church.  Mr. Marburger was instrumental in the start-up and maintenance of Shadow Home. He was a volunteer fireman for the Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Protection District for 28 years, served on the Palmer Village Board and was a trustee for Anderson Cemetery for several years. Mr. Marburger enjoyed hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening, training bird dogs and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Marburger is survived by his wife, Lois Ann Marburger of Macon; children, Harold (Tricia) Marburger of Taylorville and Kathryn (Glen) Hardeman of Macon; grandchildren, Austin Marburger, Bradlee (McKenzi Whitehead) Marburger, Blake (Katie Goethals) Hardeman, Nathan Hardeman, Matthew Hardeman and Mikayla Hardeman; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Dolores Doyle.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 930 Haner Street, Taylorville, IL 62568. Condolences may be left online at www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.