Submitted by Joan Johnson
December 3, 2013
Marshall G. Ross, 86 of Erie, IL, died Friday, November 29, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center of Moline. Services will be held at 2:00 .m. Thursday, December 5th, at the Erie United Methodist Church, Erie, IL. Visitation will be from 4:00 p. m. - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will be in the Fenton Cemetery, Fenton, IL. Memorials may be made to Laura Shepherd for the family, c/o Gibson-Bode Funeral HOme, PO ox 592, Erie, IL 61250.
Marshall was born February 6, 1927 in Portland Township, rural Erie, IL, the son of Anton P. and Winifred M. (Givens) Ross. He married Eunice "Pat" Rock on August 28, 1950 in Morrison, IL. Marshall was a dairy farmer and began working in the natural gas industry in 1966. The family moved to Lyons, KS, in 1969 with the gas company and Marshall continued to farm as well. He retired in 1983 and h and Pat returned to Erie in 1984. In the early 1990' Marshall and Pat founded the King's Kloset in Erie, where they were able to touch many lives.
Marshall was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 582 in Erie. He was a committed volunteer, going on red Bird Mission trips for many years and working with Habitat for Humanity. he was proud to be recognized with the ox 18 2007 Thomas Jefferson Citizenship Award.
Marshall is survived yb hi 7 children, Karen Young (Deb Brookhart), Des Moines, IA, Sandy (Jerry) LaCoss, Wichita, KS, Donna (Denny) McCauley, Des Moines, IA, Diane (Marlyn) Poncin, Great Bend, KS, Rim Ross (Ethel Smith) Erie, Laura (Jim) Shepherd, Erie, Mark (Dena) Ross, Geneseo IL; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was recently preceded in deth by his wife Pat, of 63 years; a son, Arden in infancy; brother Dana Ross and sister, Helen Brahm.
The family would like to thank all those who have shown many acts of kindness to Pat and Marshall, with special recognition to Cedric Reisenbigler. Share a memory or condolence at www. gibsonbodefh. com