THOMSON, Ill. — Marvin G. Lucas, age 75, of Thomson, Illinois, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at the Harbor Crest Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Fulton, Illinois. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the Evangelical Free Church, Clinton, Iowa. Reverend Thomas Loyola will officiate. Burial will be in Lower York Cemetery, Thomson, with full military rites accorded by the Thomson American Legion. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Thomson. A memorial fund has been established in Marvin’s name. Condolences and memorial tributes may be sent to the family at

Marvin was born on September 27, 1932, near Sperry, Iowa, the son of Harry and Stella (Ruschill) Lucas. He was a graduate of the Sperry High School, class of 1950; Burlington Community College, 1952; and Parson’s College, Fairfield, Iowa, 1956.

Marvin served in the Unites States Army from 1953 to 1955. On May 25, 1958, Marvin married Roxanne Mussmann. From 1958 to 1961, Marvin worked as a high school business teacher in Martell, Iowa, where he also coached sports. Marvin served as an executive vice president for the Citizens State Bank, Hopkinton, Iowa, from 1961 to 1970; the Thomson State Bank, Thomson, until 1982; and the First Illinois National Bank, Savanna and Mt. Carroll, until his retirement in 1994. Marvin never took loaning money to folks lightly and always watched out for his client’s welfare. He owned York Estates Land Development with his wife, Roxanne.

Marvin is a member of the Evangelical Free Church, Clinton; a past member of the Thomson School District Board of Directors, Carroll County Bankers Federation, YMCA Board of Directors, Thomson Lions Club and Thomson Rotary Club; past commander of Donald J. Ashpole American Legion Post 1025; and a member of Lynwood Links Golf Club. He enjoyed working outdoors in his garden, raising vegetables, flowers and cacti. Marvin was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and enjoyed attending their football games. He also volunteered his time at Mercy Hospital, Clinton, Iowa. Most of all, Marvin enjoyed his family.

Marvin will be dearly missed by his wife, Roxanne, of Thomson; two sons, Dana Lucas of Clinton and Kenneth (Jennifer) Lucas of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; and a daughter, Tracy of Clinton; five grandchildren, Abby, Nick, Sarah, Samuel and Vivian; two great-granddaughters, Chelsey and Haleigh; two brothers, Allen (Betty) Lucas of Crawfordsville, Iowa, and Russell (Gene) Lucas of West Burlington, Iowa; and three sisters, Erma Baker of Sperry, Iowa, Shirley (Lester) Granaman of Sperry, Iowa, and Marcile Walker of Flagler Beach, Florida.

Marvin is preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Lloyd and Wilbur; and a sister, Hazel.

Death date: May 18, 2008#