It is with deep sorrow that we announce the loss of our beloved Marvin Francis Thibodeau, Jr., affectionately known as Marvin, who passed away on January 18, 2024. Born on July 28, 1969, in Faribault, MN, Marvin spent his early years exploring the wonders of the outdoors and developing his love for painting. He later moved to South Beloit, Illinois, where he passionately pursued a life with family and friends.\n\nMarvin was a talented painter woven into the very fabric of his life. His compassionate nature and thoughtful heart painted a picture of generosity, love, and unwavering loyalty. As Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Marvin's life was a testament to these words. His thoughtfulness extended beyond his immediate family, as he took a special interest in his nephews and nieces' lives, always present to cheer them on and encourage them to keep going.\n\nMarvin was a man of many hobbies, including snowmobiling, fishing, motocross, building RC cars, cooking, hunting, and smoking meats. He was not only a master of these crafts but also a passionate participant in fishing tournaments. But, despite his many interests, what mattered most to Marvin was his family. His love for them was the true north of his life, guiding him in every decision he made and every canvas he painted. He is survived by his loving spouse Jennifer Thibodeau, daughters Alizabeth and Abigayle Walker, nephews Nathan, Jacob, Benny, AJ Thibodeau, nieces Elly, Sadie, EvLyne, Lydia, Adaline, Nicole McBroom and Brother in law Jason (Heather) Wilson, Sister in Laws, Lynda (Randy) Fernholz, Paige, and Jessie Wilson and mother in law Beverly Charlton and many aunts, uncles and cousins and amazing co-worker and dear friend Mike.\n\nMarvin is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Sr. and MaryJean Thibodeau, his brothers Brian and Alan Thibodeau, sister Rosemary (Rose) Karow, and niece Amelia Wilson. A visitation to honor Marvin’s life will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm CST at McCorkle Funeral Home, 767 North Blackhawk Boulevard, Rockton, Illinois, 61072. Cremation Rites were Accorded.\n\nMarvin's life was a beautiful painting, filled with vibrant colors of love, kindness, and compassion. His memory will forever be etched in our hearts. We invite you to leave your memories and upload photos on the memorial page, as we remember and celebrate the life of our dear Marvin.