Keith W. Marshall, age 95, of Winona, died on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Lake Winona Manor, with family gathered at his side. Keith was born on May 5, 1922, in Ree Heights, S.D., to Robert and Violet (Wareing) Marshall. He was raised and educated in South Dakota and Minnesota, graduating from Fosston High School, Fosston, Minn. After graduation Keith joined the United States Army and served honorably as a First Sergeant and infantry platoon sergeant with the Antitank Company of the Eighth Infantry Regiment, and Fourth Infantry Division. He also served as a platoon leader with the Antitank Company of the 275th Infantry Regiment and 70th Infantry Division in Europe during WWII, where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge.
Upon returning from the war, Keith married Dolly Nelson. They settled in Parkville, Minn., where they raised their five children. Keith worked for Magiflame and Ferrell Gas Companies in Virginia, Minn. After retiring, Keith and Dolly enjoyed many years together in Parkville before relocating to Winona, Minn., in 2005. As a young man, Keith chose to serve God, and his unshakable faith in God and love for others was evident. Keith and Dolly opened their home for fellowship and many visitors throughout the years.
Keith is survived by his son, Wayne (Wanda) Marshall of Babbitt, Minn.; four daughters, Marilyn (Don) Pedersen of Harrisonburg, Va., Judy (Lowell) Hill of Elk River, Minn., Jaclin (Jack) Gunnarson of Winona, Minn., and Jill (Rick) Monroe of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; brother, Philip (Jeannine) Kiltie of Apache Junction, Ariz.; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Keith was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years; two brothers, Leslie and Wilmer Marshall; and two grandsons, Geoff and Greg Sutich.
His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center – Goodview. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Please share a memory of Keith and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.