Visitation for Marvin B. St. John, 75, of Bourbonnais, was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, and from 10 a.m. today at College Church of the Nazarene, Bourbonnais, until the 11 a.m. funeral services.
Burial was in Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family wishes. He died Sunday (Dec. 18, 2011) at his home.
Mr. St. John worked with his father in the family-run Grade A Dairy in Kankakee and was assistant manager at the A&P Grocery in Kankakee. After retiring, he drove a school bus for Kankakee School District 111, Bus 3, for Kankakee grade school. He was born Nov. 17, 1936, in Kankakee, the son of Jay and Mary Gordon St. John. He enjoyed model railroading, gardening and working around the house. He loved watching John Wayne movies and NASCAR.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jamie M. Thomas, whom he married Sept. 6, 1985, in Kankakee; two daughters and one son-in-law, Sara B. St. John and her fiance, James Norris, of Romeoville, and Marlene and Joel Nixon, of Highland, Mich.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bruce and Maria St. John, of Albuquerque, N.M., Barry and Julie St. John, of Overland Park, Kan., and Wayne St. John, of Bellingham, Wash.; six grandchildren, Lee and Lauren Nixon, Caitlin St. John, Abigail St. John, and Jami and Krysten Thomasson; two great-grandchildren, Kayanna and Breonna Thomasson; three sisters and three brothers-in-law, Carol Grady, and Mary and Larry Yarno, all of Bourbonnais, Myrt and George Sirois, of St. Anne, and Norman Bauer, of Bonfield; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Gordon St. John, of Manteno, James and Pat St. John, of Kankakee, and Gary and Linda St. John, of Herscher; his first wife, Kathleen Buser, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Jill and Frank Mangino, Lois Bauer and Keith Grady; and one sister-in-law, Pearl St. John.
"Strong lover of country, he was proud to be an American!"
Please sign his guestbook at clancygernon.com. (Pd.)
Source: The Daily Journal - December 22, 2011
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