Marvin H. Wilts Sr., 77 of Pontiac and formerly of Streator passed away Tuesday (June 7, 2022) at his home.
Visitation will be held Monday (June 13th) from 3 – 5 PM with full military honors conducted by members of Streator American Legion and VFW at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Cremation rites will follow services and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Marvin was born on November 8, 1944, in Metamora to William J. and Phoebe (Hofstater) Wilts. He married Shelly Barlic on April 18, 1992. She survives.
Also surviving are children; Marvin (Nicole) Wilts Jr of Hennepin, David Wilts of Lowell, Kimberly Wilts Crawford of Streator, Amber Wilts of Streator, Darren Wilts of Pontiac, Kathleen (Robert) Baker of Streator and William (Carly Woolford) Wilts of Pontiac, grandchildren; Jacob (Kyla), Maggie, Bradley (Allison) Brandon, Ashton, Scout, Xavon, Zander, Zoe, Timothy and Maverick, great grandchildren, Brycen, Cooper and Penny, brother, George (Janice) Wilts of Streator, sister JoAnn (Robert) Brewe of Marseilles, mother in law Gloria Barlic of Streator and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Carolyn in infancy, grandson Kegan Entwistle and father-in-law George Barlic.
Marvin attended grade school in Metamora and graduated from Streator High School in 1964. He retired from trucking with Moritz Trucking. Marvin served in the US Army from 1967 until 1969 during the Vietnam era.
Memorials may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Foundation or the Disabled American Veterans.