Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens
5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL
October 4, 1943 – May 27, 2019
Marvin Leroy Rounkles, 75, of Swansea, Illinois, passed away on May 27, 2019, at Kindred-St Anthony’s Hospital in St Louis, Missouri. A celebration of Marvin’s life will take place Sunday June 2 at Lake View Memorial Gardens, 5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL 62208. Visitation will be from 10 am – 12 pm on Sunday June 2 with a Memorial Service to follow shortly after Visitation. Burial with Military Honors will take place on Monday June 3 at 10:00 am, also at Lake View Memorial Gardens. Marvin was born October 4, 1943 in Russell County Kansas to Elsie Vera Rounkles (Killian) and Chester Leroy Rounkles. Marvin grew up on a farm in Paradise, Kansas where he had many adventures. He graduated Paradise High School in 1961. He continued his education by studying Accounting at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas and Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in 1965. In May of 1965 Marvin married Anita Joyce (Evans). Together they had three children Ryan Kendall (1968), Ross Christopher (1971) and Rachelle Kimberly (1976). Marvin served in the Air Force and then the Civil Service working many years at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville Illinois. In 1979, Marvin received an MBA from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville Illinois. After he received his MBA he was an Adjunct Professor in the evening for McKendree University and Parks College. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Chester Leroy Rounkles and Elsie Vera Rounkles and sisters Janice Elaine Rounkles and Joyce Ellen Mello. He is survived by sisters Lois Jean Bonar and Penelope (Penny) Fern Loker, his children Ryan Kendall Rounkles (wife Maureen Ann Fisher), Ross Christopher Rounkles (wife Autumn Breanne Gatewood) and Rachelle Kimberly Klomps, his grandchildren Dylan Klomps, Kira Rounkles, Tessa Gatewood Rounkles, Maya Rounkles, McKenna Gatewood-Rounkles, Braelyn Rounkles, Landon Rounkles and Tobias Rounkles. Marvin coached his kids and grandchildren in basketball, baseball and soccer. Marvin enjoyed coin collecting, watching movies, and all sports especially the Denver Broncos and the St Louis Cardinals. But nothing will compare to his love of simply playing with his grandchildren.
- Disabled American Veterans
- Visitation Sunday, June 2, 2019
- Memorial Service Sunday, June 2, 2019
Gene Wiggins Narfe Chap 1019
June 1, 2019
Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.