Marvin A. "Art" DeMay, 83, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at United Methodist Church, Prophetstown, with the Rev. Insun Yoon, pastor, officiating. Burial, with military rites, will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. A gathering of friends and family will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home, Prophetstown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Methodist Church.
He was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Prophetstown, the son of Alphonse Francis and Marjorie Mae Lindberg DeMay. He married Sara Gross on May 18, 1956, in Prophetstown. She died in 1993.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. Art was an active member of United Methodist Church in Prophetstown, an active member of the Lincoln Land Chapter of the American Red Cross in which he went to disaster areas to help, a member of the Prophetstown American Legion post and served as a past commander; a member of the Prophetstown Lions Club, a member of the Prophetstown Historical Society, a member of the Prophetstown Main Street Society and served as a past president, and a member of the Prophetstown Alumni Association.
Surviving are his son, Les DeMay; eight sisters, Pat (Jim) Krause and Louise (Ed) Franks, both of Geneseo, Mary Roman, Rochelle, Shirley (Elery) Johnson, Sterling, Jacky Denton, Kimballton, Iowa, Judy James, St. Louis, Kathy (Claude) Davidson, Auburn, Wash., and Sally Hendricks, Rock Falls; three brothers, Gilbert (Dorothy) DeMay, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Gene (Dorothy) DeMay, Morrison, and Kent (Sue) DeMay, Sterling. He was preceded in death by his parents.