Lawrence A. "Luke" Marinich
Dunfermline - Lawrence "Luke" Marinich, 94, of Dunfermline passed away at 5:20 pm, Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born on August 10, 1925 in Dunfermline to Anthony and Justina Dorich Marinich. Luke married Shirley Henderson on April 26, 1958 in Canton. She survives along with four children; Patty (Brad) Vignassi of Pekin, Tony (Linda James) Marinich of Bartonville, Rose (Nick McClure) Norville of Peoria, and Joanne (Brian) Nell of Fairview, sister Mary Payne of Dunfermline, ten grandchildren; Christopher, Nathan, Luke, Jeremy, Jessica, Katelin, Amy, Amanda, Ben, and Danny, five great-grandchildren; Angel, Raven, Aidan, Peyton, and Ella. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Frank Marinich, three sisters; Helen Williams, Agnes Essex and Teresa White.
Luke worked at International Harvester Company for 38 ½ years. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in St. David, board member of the Dunfermline School and Village board, Buckheart Fire Department and the Croation Lodge. He enjoyed doing many things such as playing cards, horseshoes, and baseball where he played in the Night Hawk League. He was a WWII Navy veteran, serving from 1943 - 1946. Other hobbies included woodworking and reading. Luke was known for his handyman skills and could fix about anything. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be from 10 - 11 am Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. Rosary will be at 11 am with a graveside service following in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Canton with military honors. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the Donor's choice. To view Luke's DVD or to leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
So sorry for your loss. Joanne always spoke so fondly of her father. Such a great loss.
Shirley, Patty, Tony, Rose and Joanne and families so sorry for your loss! You are all in our prayers!
I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad, Rose, Patti, Joanne and Tony. May God be with you all.
So sorry to hear of Luke's passing , thoughts & prayers to the family .. RIP Luke , I was very blessed to have gotten to know you from the morning get together's at Dunfermline/Buckheart Fire Station ...
To Shirley, Patty, Tony, Rose, Joanne and families: I worked almost ten years at Spoon River Valley School District with Joanne. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Marinich. I know how much he meant to all of you. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
In Christian Love,
K. Scot Reynolds
To Shirley, Patty, Tony, Rose, Joanne and families: I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful and kind man. Luke genuinely was a one of a kind man. Growing up as one of Joanne's best friends, I spent a lot of time in the Marinich household and I will cherish the memories. Love and hugs to you all!