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Marvin Barry Birchfield
(09-15-1939 - 04-12-2016)

Marvin Barry Birchfield, 76, of Elgin passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Kindred-Sycamore Hospital. He was born September 15, 1939 in Chicago the son of Alice Evelyn and Marvin Bertrand Birchfield. He was a graduate of Crystal Lake High School and Elgin Community College. He then attended and worked at Judson College. He retired for the U.S. Postal Service after 32 years, and then was an assistant on the bus for handicapped children with School District U-46 Transportation Dept. for 8 years and also co-owner of Jens Popcorn. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Jens Birchfield, his 2 sons, David Barry and Donald Jens Birchfield, his daughter in law Barbara Ann, his grandchildren, Bradley and Kayleen, and his 2 brothers, Bob (Carla) and Brian (Patty) Birchfield. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Annetta Alice, and a granddaughter, Bethany Joy. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services in church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family. Laird Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com or 847-741-8800.  

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