Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Marion was cremated following the services, and burial will beat a later date in the Nemaha, Iowa Cemetery.
Marion was born on July 13, 1932 in Underwood, N.D. to Everett and Susie (Souther) Cresap. He was married to Edith Leid on April 17, 1959 at Spokane Washington. He worked for Boeing Aircraft for a few years while living in Washington, and after moving to Cherokee in 1969, worked as a farm hand, and as a mechanic for Schnoes Auto Repair for many years. He also worked at Obeco Inc. until its closin, and was most recently at Simonsen's Inc. in Quimby.
Marion enjoyed all kinds of mechanic work, as well as welding, riding horses in his younger days, collecting horses, watching old western movies and going to Carey's Restaurant for coffee. He was a United States Army Veteran, and a member of the American Legion Post #729 in Cherokee. He was a resident of Cherokee from 1969 until his death and previously lived in Rembrandt and Larrabee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Edith on Sept. 13, 2008, and one great-grandson.
He is survived by his three children: Robert Cresap and his wife Marilyn of Louisville, Ky.; Richard Cresap and his wife Cindy of Shepherdsville, Ky.; Rena Handke and her husband Randy of Shepherdsville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers: Ethel Rupp and her husband DuWayne of Cherokee; Esther Wood and her husband Kenneth of Wapato, Wash.; Lillie O'Brien and her husband Maurice of Spokane, Wash.; Earl Cresap of Larrabee; Charles Cresap of Lowell, Ind.