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Marian L.(Burkart) Marshall

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 22nd, 2013

PERU - Marian L. (Burkart) Marshall, 87, of Peru, formerly of Mendota, died Jan. 21, 2013 at Heritage Health, Peru.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Holy Cross Church, Mendota with Rev. Fredi Gomez-Torres officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Schwarz Funeral Home, Mendota with a 4 p.m. rosary.

Mrs. Marshall was born Aug. 26, 1925 in Westfield Township, Bureau County to Floyd and Helena (Kauth) Patenberg. She married Raymond Burkart on Feb. 12, 1947 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Peterstown. He died on Aug. 4, 1992. She married Howard Marshall on March 26, 1994 at Holy Cross Church. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2007.

Survivors include one son, Michael (Grace) Burkart of Amboy; one daughter, Mary Kay (Robert) Flowers of La Salle; one stepson, Tom (Sue) Marshall of Oglesby; two stepdaughters, Wilda (Tom) Theobold of Florida and Andrea (Preston) Miller of Salt Lake City, Utah; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wallace Patenberg of Mendota; and two sisters, Janet McLaughlin and Ruth Ann Roop, both of St. Cloud, Fla.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Nicholas Jones.

Mrs. Marshall attended La Salle-Peru Township High School, graduating in 1943, and St. Mary’s School of Nursing in La Salle-Peru, graduating in 1946. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at Sunrise Nursing Home, Harris Hospital, and for Dr. Khan and Dr. Spenader. She was a member of St. Mary’s Altar & Rosary Society and VFW Post 4079 Ladies Auxiliary in Mendota.

Memorials may be directed to Illinois Valley Hospice or Holy Cross School, Mendota.

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