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Earl Marshall

Earl J. Marshall, 83, of Alvada, passed away at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria.
Born Jan. 30, 1938, in Hancock County, he was the son of Ted and Bessie (Crace) Marshall. He married Ada M. Adams and they were divorced. On Dec. 28, 1993, he married Sue Hiser, who he met thanks to Sue’s sister-in-law playing match maker. Sue survives in Alvada.
Earl is also survived by three children, Janet (Greg) Elchert of New Riegel, Judy (Ed) Cole of Alvada and David “Peach” Marshall of rural Carey; three grandchildren, Preston Elchert, Presley (Andrew) Long and Paige (Hunter) Wallen; a great-granddaughter, Prynlee Long; a brother, Robert (Brenda) Marshall of Columbus; and sister-in-law, Roberta (Ron Nye) Marshall of Alvada. He is also survived by two step-daughters, Traci (Ken) Baxendell of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Amey (William) Baker of Ashland; and a step-grandson, Nathan Hicks.
Preceding Earl in death were his parents and a brother, Kenny Marshall.
Earl was a 1957 graduate of Vanlue High School. He retired from Allied Signal Corp in Fostoria in 1991 after 32 years of service.
Earl was born and raised on the family farm west of Carey. He was a lifelong farmer and it carried over to his love of gardening. There was always plenty for everyone. Earl loved International Harvester farm equipment and sharing his vast knowledge of all makes and models of IH. He really enjoyed the antiques and was a member of the Wyandot Antique Tractor Association for many years.
An outdoorsman, Earl was happiest when he was hunting or fishing. He took many hunting trips to Wyoming and Colorado looking for the trophy elk or antelope. His love of hunting even lead him to Canada for black bear. Needless to say, he was successful at both.
When it came to relaxing, a good western would be on the tube. He could never turn down a John Wayne movie.
Earl was a true man of faith. He loved his God and savior and attended God’s Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God in Tiffin, where he was very involved until his health deteriorated.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 10- 11 a.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.
Earl’s service will follow at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Kizziah and the Rev. David Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to God’s Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.StombaughBatton.com.

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