Marvin G. Garlick, 72, of Geneseo, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at UnityPoint Trinity-Rock Island. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at the funeral home. Cremation rites were accorded following the funeral and a private inurnment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of memorials and statuaries, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Geneseo Humane Society.

Marvin G. Garlick, 72, of Geneseo, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at UnityPoint Trinity-Rock Island. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at the funeral home. Cremation rites were accorded following the funeral and a private inurnment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of memorials and statuaries, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Geneseo Humane Society.

Marvin was born April 27, 1946, in Macomb, the son of Archie M. and Rosalea (Glenn) Garlick. He was a graduate of Rushville High School and attended Black Hawk College and the Illinois State Police Academy. He married Sue Houser on Dec. 30, 1967, at the Rushville United Methodist Church. Marvin grew up on a dairy farm in Doddsville and showed his family’s prize heifers. He locally began his career in the beef industry at Illini Beef/IBP and Tyson Foods, as assistant sales manager for 40 years, later retiring in 2011.

Following Marvin’s retirement, he worked for the City of Geneseo Park & Recreation Department and was the Geneseo Police Commissioner for many years. He was a member of the Geneseo Moose Lodge and an avid NASCAR and Chicago Cubs fan. Marvin enjoyed cooking and gardening, taking pride in keeping his yard well-manicured. He was always quick to help his neighbors and always cherished his memories and friends he made in Rushville, Atkinson, and Geneseo. He will be missed by his loyal companion and four-legged buddy, Kenny. Most of all, Marvin loved being Poppie to Elliott, Hattie, and Bennett.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sue; daughter, Carrie (Brian Kostka) Garlick, of Libertyville and their children, Elliott, Hattie and Bennett; brother, Donnie (Kathy) Garlick, of Macomb; nephews, Mike (Casey) Garlick, Matt (Pam Stoneking) Garlick, Eddie Green, Bill (Laurel) LeSage and John (Lori) LeSage; niece Jane (Matt) Stropes; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and a brother-in-law, Ronnie Fowler, of Brooklyn, Ill.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Rosalea; sister, Janice Fowler; niece, Angie Green; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Merle LeSage.