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Marion Paul Vote

October 24, 1944 — May 1, 2022


Marion Paul Vote


Age 77 of Wilmington, Illinois, died Sunday morning, May 1, 2022 at his home.

Born October 24, 1944 in Evansville, Indiana, Marion Paul was a son of Marion Perigo and Alberta Marietta (Bullock) Vote. He moved with his family to Wilmington in the second grade and went on to attend the Wilmington Public Schools. Paul entered into the United States Navy in September of 1962 and served during the Vietnam Conflict until his honorable discharge in February of 1966.

Paul’s career was with ComEd, and he retired from the LaSalle Nuclear Station in February 1999 following 25 years of service. He was active and involved with Oakwood Cemetery Association in Wilmington for 22 years, and in addition to serving in the responsibilities of sexton, Paul was on the Board of Directors and held the positions of both Secretary and Treasurer.

Paul loved to fish and was an accomplished woodworker, however his hobbies were only second to that of his family. He will be most remembered as a true family man.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah (nee Dermott); children: Samantha Leigh (Brett) Barry of Plainfield, Illinois, Jason Peter Vote of Joliet, Illinois, Jonathan Paul (Jennifer) Vote of Montello, Wisconsin and Joshua Patrick (Rowena) Vote of Palatine, Illinois; five grandchildren: Ella Marie Barry, Jack Bradley Barry, Joseph Paul Vote, Jaxon Vote and Harper Addison Vote; two sisters: Neva Weymer of Wauconda, Illinois and Loretta (Larry) Lacy of Largo, Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, George Weymer.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Inurnment will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at 1:30 p.m. Military honors will be rendered by the United States Navy and the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Memorial Squad.

Following the cemetery services, all family and friends are invited to join together for a celebration of Paul's life and dinner at the Wilmington Moose Lodge, 32050 West River Road in Wilmington.

Preferred memorial may be made as gifts in Paul’s memory to Kuzma Care Cottage, 635 S. Main Street, Wilmington, IL 60481 or to Uplifted Hospice Care, 482 Main Street NW, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs and share Paul’s memorial page online through social media.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181) /

To send flowers to the family in memory of Marion Paul Vote, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Memorial Visitation

Thursday, May 5, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Inurnment with Military Honors

Thursday, May 5, 2022

1:30 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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Celebration of Life and Dinner

Thursday, May 5, 2022

2:30 - 4:30pm (Central time)

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