Marc Douglas Willbern, 52, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Robert J. Dole VA Hospital in Wichita, Kansas after a short battle with cancer.
Marc was born on March 8, 1961 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Damon and Esther Jo Livingston Willbern, Jr. Marc grew up in Coffeyville where he graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1980. He also attended the Missouri Military Academy and earned his Bachelors Degree from Pittsburg State University. March served his country in the Kansas National Guard for twenty years obtaining the rank of First Lieutenant. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Marc was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq.
On May 21, 1994 he was united in marriage to Karen Ferguson. Of that union a son was born. The couple later divorced.
Marc attended church at the First Assembly of God Church. He was a very task oriented person who was always helping people. After completing one project, he was always on to the next. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Surviving to honor his memory are his sons, Jeremy Douglas Willbern of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Andrew Cook father, Damon Willbern, Jr. of Coffeyville, Kansas sister, Constance Denise Willbern Graham and husband, Jon of The Woodlands, Texas brotherinlaw, Dan Atkinson of Coffeyville, Kansas three grandchildren nephew, Daniel Atkinson nieces, Jocelyn Larson and Haley Arizmendi. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther Jo Willbern sister, Marcia Lynn Willbern Atkinson and an infant brother, Stephen Willbern.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at FordWulfBruns Chapel in Coffeyville, Kansas. Pastor Randy DePriest will officiate. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville. Friends may call on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.at the funeral home to sign the guest register.
The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville these may be left with the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com