Marlin O. BilzingMarch 10, 1922 ~ February 28, 2018 (age 95)
Marlin O. Bilzing, age 95, of Creal Springs, IL, born on March 10, 1922 in Valmeyer, IL, died on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Marlin retired in 1983 from St. Louis Southwestern Railway “Cotton Belt” as a car welder after 42 years of service. He was a volunteer firefighter for Camp Jackson Fire Department for 30 years and served as Chief for 27 years. Marlin was a member of American Legion Post #2910, VFW Post #2581 Lake of Egypt, IL and served as a board member of Lake of Egypt Association of Property Owners.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Bilzing; his grandson, Michael Bilzing; his parents, Adolph and Christine, nee Naumann, Bilzing; and his siblings, Charles Bilzing, Norman “Boots” Bilzing, Albertine Krump, Vera Bivins, and in infancy, Deloris Bilzing.
Marlin is survived by his son, Robert (Lois) Bilzing of Fairview Heights, IL; his grandchildren, Cheryl L. (P.J.) Morena of Belleville, IL, Christine (Dale) DeMond of VanAlstyne, TX, Brian (Tina) Bilzing of Swansea, IL, Amy (Matt) Fischer of Swansea, IL, Steven Bilzing (Christie Mummert) of Belleville, IL and his granddaughter-in-law, Angie (Hines) Bilzing; his great grandchildren, Tristan, Sierra, Kaia and Felisa Morena, Joseph, Justin and Jacob DeMond, Zachary, Caleb and Adam Bilzing, Hailey, Allison and John Fischer; and Emma, Oscar, Charlotte and Sofia Bilzing.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Annual School Fund, Holy Trinity Capital Campaign or to St. Vincent DePaul.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Nall officiating. Interment in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
Holy Trinity Annual School Fund
Holy Trinity Capital Campaign
St. Vincent DePaul