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Graveside services with military honors were Monday, July 12, 2021 at St. Mark’s Catholic Cemtery in Lake Andes. Peters Funeral Home in Wagner are in charge of arrangements.

Marlo Lou Stillion was born October 28, 1937 at Wagner, the son of Clifford and Mae (Morgan) Stillion. He died Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Marlo graduated from Wagner High School in 1955. He served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1958, during the Korean War, as a Seabee in heavy equipment.

Marlo was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Welch on June 9, 1960 in St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Lake Andes. Four children were born to their union: Valerie and Leslie in 1967, Lisa in 1968, and Michael in 1969. Together they farmed until moving to Bakersfield, CA in 1978 to work in the oil fields. They moved back to Wagner in 1993, where Marlo worked at various jobs until he retired.

Marlo will be remembered for his love of horses, going to rodeos and watching old western movies. He was a tough cowboy with a heart of gold. He loved helping people out.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife Patricia of Wagner, children: Leslie (Troy) Stillion-Fueri of Tabor, Lisa Stillion of Tabor, and Michael (Pam) Stillion of Bakersfield, CA; grandchildren: Valerie Kotalik, Shandra Wonnenberg, Jessica Stillion, Michael Stillion, Mitchell Stillion, Crystal Gamboa, and Tausha Williams; great-grandchildren: Anthony Kotalik, Gracie Small and Keegan Small; and sister Maria Wolf of Bonesteel.

Marlo was preceded in death by his daughter Valerie Irene Stillion, great grandson Ryett Marlo Kotalik, parents, brother Keith Stillion and sister Vivian Stillion.