Gerry Marshall


A funeral mass for 81-year old Gerry Lee Marshall of Batesland, SD, will be held Tues, Dec 28, 2021 at 10:00 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Martin, SD. 

Burial will be at 1:00 in the Gordon Cemetery in Gordon, NE.

A vigil service will be Monday evening, Dec 27, at 7:00, also at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Martin

Memorials may be given to Our Lady of Lourdes Mission, Porcupine, SD, or to a charity of the donor’s choice

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Gerry Lee Marshall was born April 21, 1940, in Naponee, NE to Robert and Vesta Soderlin. She passed away Friday, December 17, 2021, at her home.  

On December 31, 1956, Gerry Lee married Richard (Dick) Marshall).  The couple lived and raised their family on the farm near Batesland. 

Gerry Lee was always busy cooking and baking making sure no one went hungry, she also enjoyed visiting with friends and family on the phone or over coffee and a cake she had just baked when you came to visit, working in the garden and attending to her plants and flowers. 

She was a bus driver for Shannon County for many years, but spent the bulk of her working life, 37 years, as a Post Mistress.

She enjoyed bowling on several leagues; this kept her busy during her free time when she was not busy working or in the kitchen. 

Gerry Lee is survived by her sons Jim (Cosette) Marshall of Gordon NE, Rick Marshall of Rapid City SD, her daughters Deb Baxter of Ogallala NE, Jody (Ryan) Postell of Alliance NE, and Shawna (Brad) Shettler of Wayland, IA, 17 Grandchildren, 31 Great-Grandchildren, four brothers, two sisters and numerous nephews and nieces. 

She is preceded in death by her parents Robert Soderlin and Vesta Soderlin, her husband Dick Marshall, daughter Tresea Marshall, son Tracy Marshall, granddaughter Miranda Marshall.   

Bennett County Funeral Service of Martin is in charge of arrangements for Gerry Marshall