Marvin Lanxon

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Marvin A. Lanxon, 86, of Belleville, IL, born March 3, 1935, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Barbara F. Lanxon, nee Taylor, whom he married on June 28, 1956, and who died on December 1, 2010; and his parents, Alfred and Lydia, nee Fietsam, Lanxon.

Marv retired after a 40-year career as a design engineer, first for McDonnell Douglas, then Emerson Electric and Boeing.  He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, the Loyal Order of Moose, and St. Augustine of Canterbury Church.  For enjoyment, he loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his family and close friends.  Marv was a devoted sports fan, always catching local football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball games.  He was particularly proud when watching his children and grandchildren compete.

He is survived by four sons, Michael (Angie) Lanxon of O’Fallon, IL, Steven (Janet) Lanxon of Highland, IL, Scott (Alyce) Lanxon, and Mark (Sarah) Lanxon, both of Belleville, IL;
ten grandchildren, Patricia (Brian) Amann, David Lanxon, Kendra Lanxon (fiancé Matt Hillman), Brett (Ronnie) Lanxon, Derek (Amanda) Lanxon, Danielle Lanxon, Kristin (Greg) Triplett, Katelyn (Jon) Hayes, Jack Lanxon, and William Lanxon;
four step-grandchildren, Kyle (Amy) Warren, Riley (Michelle) Warren, Kyle Hassenplug, and Luke (Marisa) Hassenplug;
eight great-grandchildren, Jack, Drew, Nick, and Grace Amann, Amelia, Erin, and Izabella Hillman, and Benjamin Lanxon;
a brother-in-law, Jerry (Kathleen) Taylor;
a sister-in-law, Beverly (Elliot) Laramie;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Parent Teacher Organization for Exceptional Children. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Masks are required.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating. Masks are required.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


11 Comments on Marvin Lanxon

Deborah Hollenkamp said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2022 at 11:07 AM

My deepest condolences to the Lanxon family from a former neighbor, Debbie Battoe Hollenkamp

  • Belleville
  • IL
Walt Witkus said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2022 at 4:04 PM

Sorry to hear about Marv passing.only new him a couple of years,but we had some nice conversations at the Moose.Prayers and thoughts go out to the Laxson family !

  • Belleville
  • Il
FrankCange said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2022 at 11:31 AM

I knew Mr. Lanxon from being at church at St A's with his former wife. I just saw him at Millstadt to see his grandson play last summer. Very sorry to hear of his passing

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Christy Halloran said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2022 at 10:33 AM

Prayers to the Lanxon family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joe Hummert said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2022 at 6:45 AM

Condolences to the Lanxon family. I'm a former classmate of Steve at st. A's. You all are in my prayers.

  • Marissa
  • Illinois
Chuck Lugge said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2022 at 3:29 PM

I found Marv to be one of the nicest people I have ever met in the sports world. I had the opportunity to coach several of his grandkids, and he always greeted me with a smile. My wife and I will truly miss him.

  • Belleville
  • IL
George Marron said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2022 at 1:01 PM

Marv was a co-worker for many years and in retirement we had many breakfasts together. Will miss his smile and humor.

  • Des Peres
  • Missouri
Bill Biehl said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2022 at 7:46 AM

I was sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2022 at 6:53 AM

I remember your parents always being together at church or a picnic nearby. Please accept my deepest sympathy 💐 on your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Bob Dintelmann said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 9:54 PM

My deepest sympathy and Prayers for all the family. Marv and I were in the same class at BTHS (1953) and I remember him as a fellow who laughed easily and was a very good Baseball Player.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jan Becherer said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 4:49 PM

Condolences to you all. Marvin was a wonderful guy who loved your Mom and his family very much. I was in their wedding many years ago and always felt close to to your Mom and Dad although we drifted apart lately. Prayers for you all. His legacy continues.

  • OFallon
  • Illinois

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