Elsie G. Mariman, 98, of Geneseo, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Hammond Henry
Hospital - Long Term Care, Geneseo. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 1,
2019, at Vandemore Funeral Homes and Crematory - Geneseo Chapel. Deacon Harley Chaffee will
officiate. Burial will be at St. Anthony Cemetery, Atkinson, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:30 - 11:30
a.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to St. Malachy Catholic
Church or Hammond Henry Hospital – Long Term Care.
Elsie was born January 2, 1921, the daughter of William Peter Wirth and Rosalie Marie (Vercruse) Wirth,
in Atkinson Township. She attended Henry County schools. Elsie married Arthur Mariman on January 3,
1940, at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Geneseo. She was employed from 1959 – 1963, at Henry Service
Company, 1963 – 1966, at Henry County Highway Department, and 1966 – 1982, for Drs. Horton and
Parker dental office in Moline. She was an inactive member of the Altar Society #14. She enjoyed the
Geneseo Moose Lodge #990, crocheting, counted cross stitch, needle point, playing cards with friends
and family, and the American Flemish Club with Arthur, her husband. She loved caring for all her
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Marvin and Dorothy (Shearer) Mariman, Bluffton, SC,
and daughter, Patricia Lundell, North Aurora, IL; grandchildren, Kent (Lori) Mariman, Bluffton, SC, Devin
Mariman, Princeton, NJ, Jon (Christine) Lundell, Brandon (Sheri) Lundell, Jamie (Jeremy) Neidel, all of
North Aurora, IL; great-grandchildren, Kara (Brad) Stone, Abby Mariman, Jessica (Carlin) Darnell,
Nathaniel, Rachel, Bethany, Matthew, and River Mariman, Eric Lundell, Danielle Gray, Sydney and
Ashley Lundell, Kaylynn and Kylie Neidel; great-great-grandchildren, Jayden Hawkins, Kylan, Tytus, and
Theo Darnell, and Gideon Stone.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, her parents, William and Rosalie, granddaughter,
Tara Mariman, a brother, and eight sisters.
Elsie’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Hammond Henry Hospital – Long Term Care,
Hospice Compassus, Linda Franks, and St. Malachy Catholic Church, for all the care concern and visits
extended to Elsie over the past several years.