Erwin Marion “Sonny” Givan passed away at 11:06 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, Mo.
Erwin was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Denver, Colo. the son of Marion Givan and Naomi Letty Peffer Morris Givan. He was married to Doris D. Taylor on March 17,
1951, in LaSalle, Colo. They were married 55 years before her passing on Oct. 25, 2006.
Survivors include his two sons, Tom (Rada) Givan, Hannibal; and Matt (Phyllis) Givan, East Galesburg, Ill.; his grandchildren, Allison (Jim) Barnard, Hannibal; April (Ken) Moore, Wentzville, Mo.; Melissa (Sean) Webber, Haslet, Texas; Jennifer (Randy) Brewer, East Galesburg; Carrie Givan, Reno, Nev.; and Adam (Kerry) Givan, Galesburg, Ill.; his great-grandchildren, Wyatt (Lexie) Johnson, Hannibal; Dylan Johnson, Hannibal; Kaden Moore, Wentzville; Gavin Moore, Wentzville; Brock Webber, Haslet; Peyton Webber, Haslet; Kaitlin Brewer, Knoxville, Ill.; Hannah Brewer, East Galesburg; Taylor Brewer, East Galesburg; and Aubrey Givan, Galesburg; and his great-great-granddaughters, Layla Johnson, Hannibal; Ellie Duncan, Knoxville; and Willow Brewer, East Galesburg; and his brother-in-law, Charlie (Phyllis) Taylor, Hannibal. He is also survived by special friend, Frances Golden, Hannibal.
Erwin was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Shirley Givan; in-laws, Vergil Taylor and Pearl Newlon Taylor; and his great-grandson, Brady Moore.
Erwin retired from BNSF Railroad as an engineer. He was a longtime member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Ely, Mo. and served as the head trustee for a number of years.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Ely. Rev. Scott A. Salo will officiate. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in West Ely,.
Pallbearers will be Adam Givan, Brock Webber, Wyatt Johnson, Dylan Johnson, Kaden Moore and Gavin Moore.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Webster, Ross Frankenbach, Melissa Webber, Jennifer Brewer, Allison Barnard, Carrie Givan and April Moore.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m until the time of service Wednesday at the church.
The family is being served by the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
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