Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with Reverend Kevin Richter of St. Joseph Catholic Church officiating. A reception was held in Jon's memory at the Le Mars Eagle's Club immediately following the Memorial Service.Abiding by Jon's wishes, he was cremated.
Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family at www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Jonathon Wade Marshall was born in Le Mars on Feb. 12, 1983, to Reed and Julie (Shear) Marshall. Jon was raised in the Cleghorn area, and graduated from Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School in Marcus. He continued his education at Western Iowa Tech, and for the last couple of years, was employed at Van's Sanitation in Le Mars. He had also previously worked for Kellen Feedlot near Le Mars and for several area farmers.
Jon was united in marriage to Kiersten Koopman on Sept. 22, 2007 at Spring Lake Park in Cherokee, and together, they are the parents of Sierra, Eajon, and Nova.
Jon loved the outdoors, especially bow hunting and fishing, and also enjoyed participating in area demolition derbies. He was a talented man, who could fix or repair almost anything. Jon, Kiersten, and family recently purchased an acreage near Le Mars where they had many plans for the future.
His greatest joy in life were his three children, Sierra, Eajon, and Nova. He was a wonderful father who would do anything for his kids, and always worked hard to provide for his family. He will be remembered for his fun, out-going personality, his stubbornness, and his huge heart, which often went to the aid of family, friends, or anyone in need. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends, and forever kept in their hearts.
Survivors include his wife, Kiersten; his three children, Sierra age 11, Eajon age four, and Nova age two, all at home; his father; Reed Marshall and his wife Gail of Hague, Virginia; his mother, Julie Marshall of Le Mars; two brothers, Bill Marshall and his wife Jennifer, and Luke Marshall and his wife Wendy and their family Ali, Hannah, Zach, and Mercedes, all of Boone; a sister, Amanda Marshall and her children Freddy and Kelsey of Boone; his mother-in-law, Anne Koopman, and his other mother-in-law, Polly Molloy of Le Mars; his maternal grandmother, Harriett Shear of Cleghorn; and several other relatives and many friends.