Mike Marshall, 56
Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Mike Marshall, age 56, of Lenox, who passed away October 29, 2019 were held Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox. Interment was held at the Grove Cemetery in rural Taylor County, Iowa. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given in Mike’s name. Memories may be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Michael Gene Marshall was born October 4, 1963 in Belvidere, Illinois the son of Leonard Marshall and Patricia (Bender) Marshall. Hew grew up in Corning, moving to rural Sharpsburg and then rural Lenox. He graduated from Lenox High School with the Class of 1982. After graduation he began working for area farmers. On August 23, 1986 he was united in marriage to Lori Becker uniting her son, Mathias to the family. They were then blessed with two children, Jamie and John. The couple later divorced. Mike was united in marriage to Rebecca on October 2, 1999, uniting her children Kaseie, Bridget and Michael to the family.
Mike went to work for Jordan & Sons doing tiling work for farm drainage, a position he held for over 15 years. Mike was an avid deer hunter, he loved the Green Bay Packers, but most of all he loved spoiling his grandchildren.
Left to cherish the memories of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend are his loving wife Becky Marshall of Lenox, Iowa; his six children, Mathias Becker of Greenfield, Iowa; Jamie Marshall and fiancé Chris Brokaw of Lenox, Iowa; John Marshall and fiancé Nick Uglem of Fargo, North Dakota; Kaseie Mitchell and husband Brad of North Liberty, Iowa; Bridget Dowdell of North Liberty, Iowa; and Michael Dowdell and fiancé Justice Belt of Omaha, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren, Silas, Layne, Rebel, Riley, Carson, Piper, Morgan, Jaxson, Everly and Kohen; three sisters, Patricia Marshall, Joan Lenz and Deborah Duncan; three brothers, Robert Marshall, David Marshall and Richard Marshall; along with many other family members and friends.
Preceding Mike in death are his parents, Gene and Patty Marshall; his nephew, Clint Marshall; and his brother-in-law, Gary Duncan.
We will forever hold our precious memories of Mike in our hearts.
May he be at peace in God’s loving care.