Edward L. “Red” Marshall, age 91, of La Porte City, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Northcrest Specialty Care in Waterloo.
He was born February 16, 1923 in Eagle Center, Iowa, the son of James Aloyious and Anna Stacia Bridget (O’Flaherty) Marshall. Red graduated from La Porte City High School with the Class of 1940. He was united in marriage with Roberta M. Berryhill on June 3, 1950 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City. She preceded him in death on December 13, 2014.
Red was a tool and die maker with John Deere and Co. for 41½ years, retiring on October 31, 1983. He was a World War II Army Air Corps Veteran. Red was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City, a member of USS San Diego American Legion Post and a past member of the board of directors for the Hawkins Memorial Public library. Red was an avid hunter, fisherman and a skilled story teller who loved classical and big band music. Most of all he treasured time spent with his family.
Survivors include two sons, Larry (Debbie) Marshall of Davenport, IA and Tim (Jill) Marshall of Blue Grass, IA; 3 daughters, Ramona “Moni” (Harvey) Hodges of Jansen, NE, Theresa (Mark) Jenkins of Floyd, IA and Joan (Jeff) Havel of Grinnell, IA; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Lois Kalvig of Evansdale.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Roberta and 9 siblings.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1021 Poplar Street in La Porte City with burial in West View Cemetery. Full military Honors will be accorded by USS San Diego American Legion Post. Public visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2014 and an hour prior to the services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hawkins Memorial Public Library, 308 Main Street, La Porte City, Iowa 50651.
Condolences can be expressed at www.KearnsFuneralService.com.