Derwood B. Silvius

August 17, 1917 - November 22, 2013
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Mr. Derwood B. Silvius

Derwood B. Silvius, 96, of Marion, Illinois, formerly of Belvidere died peacefully, Friday, November 22, 2013 in Carrier Mills (Illinois) Nursing Home. He was born on August 17, 1917 in Belvidere; the son of Guy Irving and Maude Marr (Cowan) Silvius. Derwood was united in marriage to Betty Mae (Kronke) Silvius, January 24, 1944, in Belvidere and together they shared over sixty-five years of marriage until her death on March 25, 2009. Derwood answered the call of this nation during the time of WWII by serving in the United States Navy and following his period of faithful service was honorably discharged. He was a family man and a hard worker, and until his retirement he and his brother Darr owned and operated Silvius Brothers Wel Drilling Co. a family business in Belvidere. Derwood was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Belvidere; a life member of the V.F.W. John Hugo Kaiser Belvidere Post 1461 and the Loyal Order of Moose, Belvidere Lodge 295. He is survived by two sons, Guy (Denise) Silvius, Marion, Illinois and Dan (Wendy) Silvius, Cincinnati, Ohio; three granddaughters, Kristie Silvius, Orland, Florida, Emily and Anna Silvius, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; a grandson, Bret Silvius, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Derwood was preceded in death by parents, his wife, Betty, and brother Darr Silvius.

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Private services will be held at a later date. Local arrangements by Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home 218 W. Hurlbut Av.


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Born: August 17, 1917
Died: November 22, 2013

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Your cousin Shaun Y. posted on 12/4/13

sorry to hear about my uncle passing. i was wondering where and how he was. Is he going to be buried in Belvidere or Marion. If you can text me 815 543 0741.


Mike Pitnr posted on 12/5/13

My condolencenes goes out to Guy and his family. May God be with all of you in this sad time. Bless you from mike pitner.


Sue Appleby, CFP posted on 12/9/13

Your parents were my clients for many years at Edward Jones. They were some of the kindest and caring couples I know. I was sorry to see them move. They were terrific people.