Michael J. Marshman, 60, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Saint Marys Campus, following a brave battle with ALS.
Mike was born Dec. 4, 1954, in Rochester, to Benjamin and Irene (McGrath) Marshman. He was raised on the family farm southeast of Plainview. Mike graduated from Plainview High School in 1973. He then attended Winona Vocational School for auto mechanics. On Sept. 10, 1977, he married Carol Tlougan in Elba. They lived and farmed on the family farm.
He enjoyed canoe racing, competition coon hunting, fishing, stock car racing, playing pool, riding his mules and four wheelers and spending time with his grandchildren.
Mike is survived by his wife, Carol of Plainview; children, Lucas (Leah) Marshman of Plainview, Jessie (Adam) Graner of Kellogg, Claire (Ryan) Speedling of Plainview and Megan (Dillon) Stoltz of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Melayna, Presley, Maura and Paige Marshman, Aiden, Nash and Nora Graner and Lawson and Mariah Speedling; his mother, Irene Marshman of Plainview; brothers and sisters, Lou Ann Marshman (Neil Frank) of Maplewood, Alan Marshman of Plainview, Jon Marshman of Elba, Keith (Patty) Marshman of Plainview and Laurie (Rich) Bartz of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin.
Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Plainview, with Father William Becker officiating. Burial is at Woodland Cemetery, rural Plainview.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. A prayer service will be Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 Third St. S.W., Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-2003, Schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com.