SGT. Marcus E. DeAntoni

SGT. Marcus E. DeAntoni,  26, of Belleville, Illinois, born Sunday, May 12, 1985, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, September 4, 2011 at his residence in Belleville, Illinois.

SGT. DeAntoni worked as a Tanker for the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of the Iraqi conflict where earned the Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Achievement Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. While serving in the Iraq War he was in two seperate IED attacks causing him Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and loved playing music.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Mark E. and Victoria, nee Vaughn, DeAntoni.

Surviving are his:

  • Daughter: Allyssa DeAntoni of Belleville, IL
  • Girlfriend: Jessica  Martin of Belleville, IL 
  • Sister: Theresa DeAntoni of Belleville, IL
  • Brother: Dustin  (Megan) Delonga of Belleville, IL
  • Maternal Grandparents: Kenneth (Jean) Vaughn
  • Uncle: John (Loreen) DeAntoni of Saint Louis, MO
  • Aunt: Christine (Norman) Peters of Dixon, IL
  • Friend, David Lewis

Visitation:  Friends may call from 11:00 am - 12:45 pm Friday, September 9, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12:45 pm Friday, September 9, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Chaplain Dan Bergbower officiating.  Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Condolences left for SGT. Marcus E. DeAntoni:

    May your spirit soar with honor, as you did in life. You will be missed my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to your loved ones.

    Joe McGarry Belleville IL 62222

    Mr. DeAntoni,

    Thank you for your Service..I will be forever grateful for all you have done. May you Rest in Peace knowing the Battle is over! You will always be a Warrior and a Hero!!


    Kermit Johnson RN,BSN,MS

    Kermit Johnson RN,BSN,MS st louis mo 63137

    Marcus, you are my best friend we've been through more together than most can imagine I feel at peace knowing you always had my back and you know I had yours as well we always only a phone call away and are plans got cut short just know wait till i get there brother I will never forget you I love you man, be at peace now warrior
    -your battle buddy- Ryan Smith (smitto)

    Ryan Smith Jacksonville Flordia 32216

    It was great serving with you. RIP man, you deserve some rest.

    Petri Worcester Massachusetts 01610

    Rest in peace battle.

    You will be missed. SGT Marcus DeAntoni AKA Mr. Incredible.

    Love you D.

    Mark A. Ford Copperas Cove TX 76522

    You where someone that could always make some one smile ,you where not only a great NCO but also a great friend rest in peace my Brother.

    Brad Sowells Pryor Oklahoma 74361

    Sgt D, you were a friend, a good one at that, we will miss you dearly, you have been taken from this world to early, you will be always in our hearts and prayers. love you brother

    Luis A Garcia

    God bless you you will be missed we had fun times loved listening to you play all my prays gos to yous rip

    Jerry kane Belleville,ill Ill 62234

    He was my hero and I will miss him greatly

    Preston Wilson Elgin South Carolina 29045

    R.I.P SGT D. you will always be remembered in our hearts and minds, till we meet again battle

    Travis D Tichvon portland michigan 48875

    Brother, your awesome sense of humor kept me laughing the entire deployment. You left us way too early. My prayers to your family.

    Kyle kinkel Ft Hood TX 76544


    We are sorry for your loss and our sympathy,love and prayers go out to you and the entire DeAntoni family in your time of sorrow.

    Love in Christ,

    Cory and Jill LaGrow

    Cory LaGrow Mascoutah Il 62258

    SGT. Marcus E. DeAntoni's family,Thank You for your service in supporting Marcus.He will never be forgotten!

    David Cox Highland Indiana 46322

    You were such an awesome guy, polite, funny, respectful & I'm glad I had the opportunity to know you & to have you & Theresa around when you were growing up with my kids. My sorrow goes to Theresa & your family. May you rest in peace

    Cindie Dean Belleville IL 62221

    I remember the last time I saw you. It was just before you left for Basic Training. We caught up for almost an hour! I wish it would have been longer. Ever since grade school, you've been a great friend. As you've grown, you've become an even greater man. I am honored to call you a friend. Your commitment to our country, as well as your family and friends, is more than enough to prove that you are something special. My heart goes out to your family and friends during this hard time. I hope that one day we'll meet up again...maybe then we can catch up for more than an hour! Be good up there!

    Brent Siemer St. Louis Missouri 63116

    You will always be missed by our family and I will never forget all the times in basic training and Ft. Hood man chilling playing guitar and listening to some VOD and Downset laughing and cutting up We will never forget you buddy Jaden and Abby said "Shut up and give me a HUG." Love you man Rest in PEACE.

    Joshua Fraley McKinney TX 75071

    Baby, I love and miss you so much. Today was one of the hardest days of my life. I am still not ready to say goodbye. I hope we made you proud today and you have no doubt how much we all love you. I know you were there with us and I can feel you now more than ever. I apparently still have a job to do down here and yours has been fulfilled. Now you may rest in peace free from pain and conflicts. Until we meet again on the other side....I love you more than all the stars in the Texan sky.

    Jessie Marten Fairview Heights IL 62208

    You were the best, Marcus, and being your friend was an honor.

    Matthew Jacknewitz Belleville IL 62285

    My deepest sympathy to Marcus' frends, family and the Soldiers he loved so much. The words of this hymn say it all:
    Going home, going home,
    I'm just going home.
    Quiet-like, slip away-
    I'll be going home.
    It's not far, just close by;
    Jesus is the Door;
    Work all done, laid aside,
    Fear and grief no more.
    Friends are there, waiting now.
    He is waiting, too.
    See His smile! See His hand!
    He will lead me through.

    Morning Star lights the way;
    Restless dream all done;
    Shadows gone, break of day,
    Life has just begun.
    Every tear wiped away,
    Pain and sickness gone;
    Wide awake there with Him!
    Peace goes on and on!
    Going home, going home,
    I'll be going home.
    See the Light! See the Sun!
    I'm just going home.

    David Lewis Fairview Heights IL 62208

    Teresa and Family and Friends,
    We were very sad to read of Marcus' untimely passing. We remember you and your brother's playing with Emily and Natalie. Blessings to you!
    the Vosses on "D" Street

    Greg and Jean Voss Belleville Illinois 62221

    On behalf of a Grateful Nation, your Family's loss is this Nation's Loss. "All Gave Some, Some Gave ALL, Some are Still Giving!" The State of IL Military Order of the Purple Heart Organization would like to express our most Profound Condolences to the Family, your loved one's Memory will always be REMEMBERED. God Speed, RESPECTFULLY, State of IL Commander Daniel & Christina Finn

    Christina & Daniel Finn Chicago IL 60655

    Even tho we did not know your Son,Many of us here in Texas share a grief of yalls loss...
    be know we all send our prayers & thoughts to His family 'everwhere'
    Thank Yall for his service to many,many of us thats are sooo Greatful to yalls HERO*

    kitty o'cairre amarillo texas 79106