January 11, 1935 ~ July 24, 2022

Born in: Taylorville, Illinois
Resided in: Macon, Illinois

Leroy Harold Marburger, 87, of Macon, formerly of Palmer, passed away at 2:47 pm on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Eastview Terrace in Sullivan.

Leroy was born January 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 have enjoyed over 65 years of marriage.

Leroy was a skilled welder, and a talented carpenter and furniture maker.  Leroy was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville, where he helped Lois clean the church.  He 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.  Leroy enjoyed hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening, training bird dogs and spending time with his grandchildren.

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

Leroy 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.

Leroy’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the Eastview Terrace staff for their excellent care and attentiveness to Leroy.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 9:00-11:00 am on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church, 930 Haner Street, Taylorville, IL 62568. The funeral ceremony will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Michael Branch officiating.

Interment will follow the funeral ceremony at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, 930 Haner Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti and Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Leroy or to offer condolences to his family.


Visitation: August 5, 2022 9:00 am - August 5, 2022 11:00 am

Calvary Baptist Church
930 Haner St.,
Taylorville, IL 62568

Funeral Ceremony: August 5, 2022 11:00 am

Calvary Baptist Church
930 Haner St.,
Taylorville, IL 62568

Interment: August 5, 2022 12:30 pm

Anderson Cemetery

Palmer, IL 62556

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Leroy Harold Marburger's name.

Calvary Baptist Church

930 Haner St.,
Taylorville,, IL

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  1. I remember Uncle Leroy & Aunt Lois visiting when I was young. It was great seeing them but I specifically remember Uncle Leroy, who was a muscular man, putting the tip of his thumb in his mouth and blowing up his bicep. I thought that was the coolest thing but could never get it to work for me.
    May we all be surrounded by our loved ones when our time comes. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. So sorry to hear about Leroy’s passing. He was always so nice to Joe after Joe’s stroke. Joe thought a lot of him.

  3. Light a CandleFor all my life, Aunt Lois, my father’s sister, and Uncle Leroy my mother’s distant cousin, have been a huge source of unconditional love and support to Tony and I both. I have always respected Uncle Leroy most for his love and devotion to my Auntie!! How dearly they both have loved each other and their children and grandchildren, my cousins Harold and Kathryn and their families! Their faithfulness to God and to Calvary Baptist Church have given Tony and I a wonderful godly example to follow! My fondest memory of Uncle will always be that he was always full of laughter and fun and how much he loved to tease me, often getting me into trouble with my Auntie as he’d set me up when I was a child to tease her and then laugh when she’d get after me for whatever he’d put me up to. His favorite thing to do to me, was to trick me into eating something he’d hunted and killed and I wouldn’t try, by telling me it was something else, and then laugh and tell me what I had just eaten…oh how he loved getting my goat…and then he’d just laugh and tease me more! He was one of the best men I have ever known and I can honestly say he has made a great difference in my life. In closing, Tony and I want to express our sorrow for the loss we know my Auntie, Harold, Tricia, Austin, Bradlee, McKenzi, Kathryn, Glen, Blake ,Katie, Nathan, Matthew, and Mikayla all must be feeling now at his loss! Tony and I love each of you dearly!

  4. Leroy was such a sweet man.Please know your family has our deepest sympathies. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. I remember all of the support the Marburger Family gave to the Cub Scouts in Morrisonville. Lots of patience and kind attention. May good memories and FAITH sustain you at this time.

  6. When I started at Calvary 20+ years ago Leroy always made me feel so welcome. He would always try to get me involved in any projects the church had. Prayers to Louis and the Marburger Family!

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