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Thomas R. Marshall

February 3, 2018

LINDSBORG – Thomas R. Marshall Sr., 84 of Lindsborg, formerly of Newton died, Saturday, February 3, 2018. He was born June 23, 1933 in Hillside, N.J. the thirteenth child of William and Gertrude (Young) Marshall. Tom proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1953-1955. He was a Korean War Veteran. Tom was a retired machinist from AGCO after 32 years.

Preceded in death by his wife, Lois, of 54 years; son, Thomas R. “TJ” Marshall Jr.; parents; seven brothers, John, Robert, George, William, James (twin), Elmer and Carlton “Carly”; four sisters, Gertrude Kohl, Alice “Dolly” Klose, Mildred Marshall and Hilda Lode.; father-in-law, William L. (Dorothy “Dot) Squires, and mother-in-law, Laura E. (Rev. Frank A.) Miller; and brother-n-law, William “Bill” (Helga) Squires.

Survivors include his daughter, Kristene (Mel) Alexander, of Lindsborg; five grandchildren, Chelsea Kay Alexander, of Lindsborg, Ian James Thomas Stribling, of McPherson, Brianna Alexander, of Salina, Tyler Alexander, of Lindsborg, and Megan Alexander, of Lubbock, TX; sister, Ruth Flanagan, of Hillside, NJ; sisters-in-laws, Erna “Chris” (Steve) Shenk, of Orlando, FL., Lora (Eddie) Schumacher, of Pineville, LA; 24 nieces and nephews; and special family, Tisha, Zowie, Karly, Keith and Jonathan.

There will be no visitation. Graveside burial, with full military honors will be at Restlawn Garden of Memory Cemetery, Newton, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Memorials may be sent to Camp Barnabas (www.campbarnabas.org), in care of Petersen’s Funeral Home, 215 North Main, Newton, KS 67114. For more information www.petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com

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6 thoughts on “Thomas R. Marshall

  1. We’re going to miss Tom, especially as we remember him – fun loving, family man of faith. Sad time, but relief that he’s now pain and problem free.

  2. Kris,Family & Friends,
    Please accept our deepest condolences from all of us back East in Baltimore. Your father was a very gentle, kind and dear soul. I know every trip I’ve ever made in my life to Kansas he was always included in our visits, dinners and fun planned because all of you are family to all of our family. My cousins told me that they are honored to be asked to be pallbearers for your father; that was so kind of you for asking them and I know how special that is to each of them. I know they were as much a part of Tom’s life as he was theirs through the year’s! Your dad always had a very beautiful & warm smile and was always so pleasant to be around, very jovial. Kris, what a beautiful picture of him in the obituary, I will print it and press it into my family bible alongside the other family members & friends that left us too soon. I hold nothing but the most precious memories with Tom & Lois (& you) on my trips to Kansas. He certainly will be missed by many, but I am sure he is looking forward to reuniting with your mom and my dear Aunt Flo & Uncle John so they can all get together still and if I know all of them, I’m sure they will be having dessert. Kris, you and your family brought so much joy to your father and I know how much you did for him & how good of care you gave him. God Bless you for the way you care for family and loved ones! You too are a very special person! Sometimes life certainly is hard; very hard at times but thank God for the other days in life that we are left with to still laugh and make memories with the ones we hold so dear to our heart that we were blessed enough to have the time to embrace and share so much joy,laughter and memories with. I am so sorry we live so far away and can not be there to personally pay our respects, but please know that you all are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers and may God continue to help carry you through this difficult time.To your father, I thank you Tom for the peace and happiness of thoughts & memories you left my family & I with. Kris to you and your family I pray that your faith will help mend your broken heart and help to ease the sorrow and pain. Kansas lost yet another VERY SPECIAL MAN. May you rest in peace Tom Marshall and continue to watch over your loved ones from above. Give my love to all my loved ones up there & just know that one day we will all be together again. God Bless & much love to all!

  3. Rest Thomas, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

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