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Marvin Dale Wert, 77, of Mt. Erie, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born on May 20, 1938, in Armington, IL to Lova Elmer and Ilma (Frantz) Wert. He married Eleanor Moore on December 18, 1956 in Bloomington.

Marvin is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Wert of Mt. Erie; a daughter, Regina Wert-Campo (Edgar Jr.) of Slidell, La; sons, Gary Neil Moore of Pontiac, Ronald Dale Wert of Bloomington, Terry Bruce Wert (Adolphne) of Prescott Valley, AZ, Rodney Dion Wert (Amy) of Bloomington, and Rodger Darin Wert of Bloomington; thirteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, sisters, Gladys Huff, Donita Babbit, and Alice Young, all of Bloomington; a brother, Wendell Wert (Pauline) of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Floyd Wert, and a sister, Norma Phelps.

Marvin proudly worked and retired from Laborers Union Local 362. He spent many years traveling and working construction for the union. Marvin enjoyed taking care of his yard and his garden in his spare time.

Visitation will be held from 11 to 1 on Wednesday, March 2 at Hosselton Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at Cisne Cemetery with Pastor Robert Taylor officiating.