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Marshall "Bud" I. Downey

September 10, 1929 March 4, 2019
Marshall "Bud" I.  Downey
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Obituary for Marshall "Bud" I. Downey

Marshall “Bud” Downey, 89 of Chillicothe passed away Monday March 4, 2019, at 4:02 a.m. surrounded by his family at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Marshall was born September 10, 1929 in Peoria to Gordan and Ardis Downey. He married Darlene (Klein) Downey on August 6, 1951 in Lacon, IL. Darlene passed away in 2011 after nearly 60 years of marriage. Surviving are his son Timothy (Susan) Downey of Tucson, AZ, Son in law Fred Geick of Chillicothe IL, Beth (Steve) Wenz of Lacon IL, Susan Magnuson and Ron Innis of Chillicothe IL and Charlie (Anne) Downey of Magnolia IL. Grandchildren Krystal Michels (Collin Duncan), Shawn (Michelle) Downey, Kirsten (David) Crow, Amber (Stanley) Vervynck, Bradley Michels (Brittany Noonen), Erica (Cheyne) Raynor, Jake Innis, Brianna Downey and McKenna Downey, and great grandchildren Dylan, Tori, Trenton, Ava, Ayden, Gracelynn, Greyson, Rayna and his 9th great grandson expected in April and one sister, Mary (John) Steele, Henry. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Helen Maupin, his daughter Judy Geick and infant son Bradley.
Marshall joined the Navy in 1949 and very proudly served in the Korean War as a 2nd Class Sonar Technician on the Destroyer USS Purdy from 1950-1953 in which he was awarded the National Defense Service Metal and Ribbon, United Nations Medal, Navy Occupational Medal, China Service Medal and Korean Service Medal (2 Bronze stars). During his tour through Italy, Marshall was baptized and confirmed to the Catholic faith. After his enlistment, he worked for CILCO as a lineman in Pontiac IL, eventually retiring after 35 years as a scheduling manager at BF Goodrich in Henry IL.
Marshall touched the lives of everyone he knew and met through his compassion, loving nature, and contagious smile. He was a member of the Henry American Legion Post #323, he frequented the local nursing home just to visit and occasionally have meals with people he knew. Marshall was an AVID New Orleans Saints fan, enjoyed watching the CUBS and BEARS lose, and enjoyed feeding his neighborhood squirrels.
Visitation will be Friday, March 8 from 5-8pm, and 10:00 am to 10:45 am Saturday March 9. at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, 513 Carroll St., Henry. Funeral services will be Saturday March 9, 11:00 am at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Henry and burial at Calvary Cemetery with full military honors.
Donations may be made to the family who will disburse among the Veteran organizations that Marshall supported.

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5:00 PM 3/8/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/8/2019 8:00:00 PM
Calvert & Johnson Memorial Homes - Henry Chapel on Carroll

513 Carroll Street
Henry, IL 61537

Calvert & Johnson Memorial Homes - Henry Chapel on Carroll
513 Carroll Street Henry 61537 IL
United States





11:00 AM 3/9/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:50 AM 3/9/2019 11:50:00 AM
St. Mary's Church

South St.
Henry, IL 61537

St. Mary's Church
South St. Henry 61537 IL
United States

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Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

County Road 1350 North
Henry, IL 61537

County Road 1350 North Henry 61537 IL
United States

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