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Marvin Creps

July 16, 1934 ~ April 8, 2021 (age 86)


Marvin Creps, 86, of Centralia passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. He was born on July 16, 1934 the son of Harold and Hazel (Hammond) Creps in Oklahoma. He married his wife Frances Creps on June 12, 1963 in Salem, IL.

Marvin is survived by, children, Terry Creps of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, Mike and wife Angie Heidler of San Antonio, TX, Denise and husband Jim Wilhelms of Effingham, IL, Randy Heidler of Centralia, IL; grandchildren; Stacy (Michelle), Jennifer (Frank), Jonathan (Samantha), Shannon, Justin and Brandon (Chelsie); great grandchildren, Benjamin, Kyle, Allie, Zoey, Paige, Nathan, Raelyn and Astrid; and brother, Melvin Creps of Centralia.

Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, both parents; brothers, Raymond Creps, and Donnie Creps; son Stacy Heidler; and grandson Randy Jr.

Marvin served his country with honor and pride in the United States Air Force during the Korean war. He worked hard for many years as a welder to support his family and even after retirement worked as a school bus driver for South Central Transit until just a few months before his passing. He was a faithful member of the American Legion Post 446 where he enjoyed spending time with fellow veterans and calling out Bingo. Marvin was one of the St. Louis Cardinals biggest fans, cheering for a win from his favorite chair and at the stadium any time he could. Because of his love for baseball, he became a collector of Cardinals memorabilia and enjoyed hunting for his next collectable piece. He always had an interest in history, particularly the Civil War era. Known as Grandpa to his grandchildren, Marvin was proud of each of them and grateful to be part of their lives. 

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Marvin Creps with arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held at a future date. Memorials may be made in Marvin’s honor to the American Legion Post 446 and will be accepted for the family at the funeral home in Centralia. Online condolences and memories of Marvin may be shared with the family by visiting and /or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.


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