Marvin Roy Downing, 71, of Peru, died at Bryan LGH West Medical Center in Lincoln on April 22, 2013. He was born Sept. 11, 1941 at Columbus, Ind., to William E. and Mary R. (Ridgley) Downing. He married JoLene Railsback on July 22, 1964 at Riverside, Calif.
He is survived by wife JoLene Downing, daughter Kim Fogle and husband Will, son Jim Downing and wife Rose, and mother-in-law Ardella Railsback, all of Peru; grandchildren Chanelle Christine and Alexandria Watlington; other family and friends in California.
He had worked in a steel mill before his retirement. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Private family services will be held at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitations.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.
Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.