Keith W. Marshall, age 95, of Winona, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Lake Winona Manor with family gathered at his side. Keith was born May 5, 1922 in Ree Heights, SD to Robert and Violet (Wareing) Marshall. He was raised and educated in South Dakota and Minnesota, graduating from Fosston High School, Fosston, MN. 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 Regt, and Fourth Infantry Div. He also served as a platoon leader with the Antitank Company of the 275th Infantry Regt and 70th Infantry Div. 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, MN where they raised their five children. Keith worked for Magiflame and Ferrell Gas Companies in Virginia, MN. After retiring, Keith and Dolly enjoyed many years together in Parkville before relocating to Winona, MN 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, MN; four daughters, Marilyn (Don) Pedersen of Harrisonburg, VA, Judy (Lowell) Hill of Elk River, MN, Jaclin (Jack) Gunnarson of Winona, MN and Jill (Rick) Monroe of Coeur d'Alene, ID; brother, Philip (Jeannine) Kiltie of Apache Junction, AZ; 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.
Memorial Service will be 11 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2018 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
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