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“Shorty" (Gerald Earl) Marshall
“Shorty" (Gerald Earl) Marshall
- March 16, 2017

Shorty Marshall, age 77, of Draper, died Mar. 15, 2017 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. CDT Mar. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Draper, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. CDT Mar. 18, at the Draper Auditorium.

Interment will be at the Draper Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

“Shorty” (Gerald Earl) Marshall was born Monday,    October 30, 1939, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, the son of Franklin George and LaVerna Lenore (Wolff) Marshall.  He lived north of Draper until the age of five and then moved to town where they family ran a cafe on Main street of Draper, while still farming.  After a few years they moved back to the farm until he was in the 5th grade then they moved back to town.  Shorty graduated in 1958 and continued to help his father farm, while working numerous other jobs in Draper.

Shorty was united in marriage to Dianne Hulce on June 4, 1964, and to this union were born three children LeAnna, Londa, and LeRonda.  He enjoyed various jobs after retiring from farming but his favorite was bartending because of all the people he got to meet.  In his later years his greatest joys were all of the people that came to visit him for happy hour at the house.

Survivors include his wife Dianne; three daughters LeAnna (Tory) Fosheim,  Londa (Forrest) Fosheim and LeRonda (Heath) Bryan; nine grandchildren Vicki (Ricky) Dant, Kendell (Andrea) Fosheim, Bryce (Jessica) Fosheim, Jesse Fosheim, Dacey (Lucas) Neely, Jasmin Fosheim (Frank Turner), Rebecca Bryan (Clayton Evans), Cassidy Fosheim (Collin Blade) and Cierra Fosheim (Carlos Vega); great-grandchildren   Connor and Kolee Dant and Ridley Fosheim, and baby Vega on the way.

Shorty was preceded in death by his parents; sister Ellen and her husband Donald Bill Volmer; and great-granddaughter Kaydence Dant and by numerous, aunts, and uncles.



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