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Marilyn Klinker

December 3, 1931 — August 18, 2015

Marilyn F. Klinker, 83, of Lacon died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Lacon.

She was born December 3, 1931, in Minooka, Illinois to William and Loretta Feeney. She married Robert Klinker on June 14, 1950 in Hartland, Illinois. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2000.
Marilyn is survived by her five children; Debby Klinker, Geneva; Kathy (Tim) Atkins, Laughlin, NV; Bob (Jeanne) Klinker, Downers Grove; Cindy (Scott) Johnson, Eureka; Mike Klinker, Lacon; and one sister, Doris Murray, La Grange. Marilyn was also blessed with grandchildren: Jenny (Raul) Woerner, Medford, OR; Max Johnson, Eureka; Carly Johnson, Normal; Austin and Thea Klinker, Downers Grove and step-grandchild Doug (Camille) Atkins, Hampton, VA. She also leaves behind four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Bill Feeney and a step-grandchild Brad Atkins.

She worked at St. Joseph's Nursing Home, Lacon for 25 years, retiring in 1995. Marilyn was very active in her community. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a board member of the Lacon Community Center, was an election judge for many years, and also was a volunteer at St. Joseph's Nursing Home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 22 at the Immaculate Conception Church, Lacon. Father Tom Mizeur will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 21 at Lenz Memorial Home, Lacon with recitation of the rosary at 4:30 p.m. An additional visitation will be held one half hour prior to the service at the church. Cremation will be accorded. A private graveside service will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Minooka.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 401 9th St. Lacon or to the Lacon-Sparland Emergency 52, 921 Fifth St., P.O. Box 52, Lacon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


AUG 21. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Funeral Service

AUG 22. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Immaculate Conception Church
Lacon, IL

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