2019-01-09 / Obituaries

George M. Marshall

George Mahlon Marshall, 94, of Raub, Ind., passed away at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 22, 2018, at Iroquois Memorial Resident Home of Watseka, Ill.

Born Oct. 5, 1924, in Mulberry, Ind., he was the son of the late Leo L. and Clora (Earhart) Marshall. He was a 1942 graduate of Mulberry High School.

George served with the United States Army as Corporal from 1943-1946, serving with Company L of the 145th Infantry Regiment at Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and in the Philippine Islands for 22 months as a Technician Fifth Grade. He received the following decorations: Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic- Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars.

His marriage was to Virginia Gatchalian Palma on Nov. 12, 1994, in Raub United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on July 11, 2018.

George was a member of the Meadowbrook Homeowners Association, serving as vice president, and a member of Raub United Methodist Church, serving as treasurer for 30 years. He worked for W.T. Raleigh Co., Fairfield Manufacturing Co., Sears, Omar Bakeries, and Standard Oil Company of Indiana from 1953 until his retirement in 1975.

George enjoyed spending his free time gardening, working on crossword puzzles, playing card games, and reading.

Surviving are a son, Glen W. Marshall; stepchildren, Marlene A. Charlesworth, Elizabeth P. Rivera, Victor G. Palma, and Philip G. Palma; and several grandchildren residing in the Philippines; two grandchildren in the United States, Steve and Him Charlesworth; and several nephews and nieces.

Preceding him in death, along with his parents and wife, are his first wife, Angelina G. Marshall, and second wife, Miriam C. Marshall; grandson, Dasan S. Marshall; brother, Frederick Marshall; sisters, Orrin Elizabeth Marshall, Augusta M. Burkhalter, Ruth M. McClughen, and Thelma M. Carey; and stepchildren, Jim Shoaf, Sarah P. Burgos, and Felicisimo G. Palma.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 5, at Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home of Kentland with Fr. Robert Bernotas officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to the Raub United Methodist Church.

Share memories and condolences online at www.clapperfuneralservices.com.

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