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Elwyn S. Marsh

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“Kathy we are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Danny & Kristie Chambers - MN

“Kathy,I am so sorry about your dad. Time will heal all your hurt. Condolences to you and your family. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Maxine Barrett - Shawnee Mission, KS

“Dear Honora, Jane and Family:I want to express my condolences to you and wish that words and hugs would ease your grief. I loved Elwyn also as you...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Rpbert Andersen - Des Moines, IA

“Kathy,I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I pray that God will help you and your family cope with your loss. Please let me know if I...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Dawn Jones - Spring Hill, KS

“Jane-We are very sorry to hear about your father. As you know Bill just lost his dad so we know how you may be feeling. We will not be able to make...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Kristina Cool - Omaha, NE

“Jane and family,We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I know how hard it is to lose a parent. There is that sudden disconnect...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Pat Rauch - Ankeny, IA

“Kathy,We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.God Bless, Steve and Kathy...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Steve and Kathy Sheldahl - IA

“Kathy:Wishing the best for you.Jay ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Jay Hommer - Ankeny, IA

“Our Condolences go out to the family. ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Brandon & Leah Barrett family - MO

“Kathy, Sorry for the loss of your father our thoughts and prayers are with you.Candace & Kevin Haggerty ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Candace Haggerty - Jacksonville, NC

“Honora, Jane and familyWe were deeply saddened to hear about the death of Elwyn, I know how difficult this must be for you. And it is for me as well...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Danusia and Beata

“Kathy, Sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you and your family.Dan & Terri ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: DAN & TERRI BARRETT - SHAWNEE, KS

“Dearest Kathy: Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for the loss of your father.Please extend my condolences to your dear mother and the rest...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Lenora Bagley-Dillstrom - MO

“Special thoughts to your family at this time. May there only be good memories. Paula (Barrett) Smith, sister-in-law of Kathy. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: PAULA SMITH - Okemos, MI

“Jane-You are in our thoughts and prayers. We know this is a very difficult time right now and we offer our deepest sympathy. The Richards and Kent...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Tedra Kent - Des Moines, IA

“Kathy, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your father. May the happy memories remain fresh in your minds...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Vern and Paula (Barrett) Smith - MI

“Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I pray that God will surround you with His love and peace. As Ever,Coleen Danielson ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Coleen - Madrid, IA

“Dear Jane, Ken, & family,Our hearts ache for you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Love...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Julie Nissen - Exira, IA

“Ken and Jane and family, We were so sorry to hear about the death of your father. Please know that we are praying for you as you make funeral...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Blom - Marshalltown, IA

“May I express my sincere condolences to the entire family for your loss. May Bob rest in peace and be in our precious memories forever. GOD BLESS ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Janet Hirel - Apache Junction, AZ

“Audra, We are very sorry for the loss of your father. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Always know we are here for you if you...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Stephanie Steffens - Wiota, IA

“I want to express my sincere condolences to the family. I am sorry I am in California right now and cannot be there for family support but my...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Betty Andersen - Des Moines, IA


Elwyn "Bob" Sidney Marsh, 87, passed away Saturday, June 6th at University Park Nursing Home in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, June 11, 2009 at Sundberg Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Madrid, IA. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Madrid.

Elwyn was born to Lena and Sidney Marsh on November 17, 1921 in Collis, MN. At a young age his family moved to Mapleton, Iowa.

Elwyn enlisted in the US Army in April 1941. He participated in the bitterly cold Aleutian Campaign. He received a battlefield commission of 2nd Lieutenant with Gen. George Patton's Third Army and was wounded in action February 1945 im Prum, Germany. He received the Purple Heart.

Elwyn met and married his wife of 62 years, Honora, on June 18, 1946 in Salzburg, Austria. He ended his Army career in 1947. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Polk City.

Over the years Elwyn was employed as a trucker, carpenter and mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, watching football ( he was an avid MN Vikings fan), westerns and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Honora of Polk City; his children: Robert of Apache Junction, AZ, Dody (Rusty) Shoning of Polk City, Kathalena (David) Barrett of Spring Hill, KS, Janey (Kenneth) Andersen of Ankeny, Bret Marsh of Bucyrus, KS, Audra (Brady) Steffen of Atlantic, Dina (Joel) Johnson of Ankeny; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Lee Marsh in August, 1976.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with final expenses.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ SUNDBERG/KIRKPATRICK CHAPEL.

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