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Loyola A. Marshall

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Loyola A. Marshall

Pine River

Loyola A. Marshall, 85, of Pine River, Minn., formerly of Shakopee, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn.

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Loyola was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Faribault, Minn. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Marshall; sons, Merle (Joan), Frank (Karen) and Joe (Anne); 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Spindler and Anne (Clarence) Swanson; brother, John (Sharon) Glynn; numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Marshall; parents, Charles and Laura Glynn; and brother, Aldon Glynn.

Loy graduated from Mankato State Teachers College, now known as Mankato State University, Mankato, in 1948 where she earned her degree in teaching. She taught in Madelia, Farmington and Robbinsdale, Minn. Loy later moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where she worked as a civilian employee for the U.S. Navy. On April 25, 1959, she was united in marriage to Robert Marshall in Faribault. They briefly lived in Brainerd after their marriage and later moved to Shakopee to raise their family. Loy worked for Scott County and the city of Shakopee and donated her services above and beyond her job.

After the death of Charles, Loy and Bob moved to Pine River where they have lived for the past 10 years enjoying their time pontooning and feeding the local wildlife. Loy also enjoyed spending time at their property in Crosslake and shared numerous campfire stories and wiener roasts with the family. Loy also had a deep love for northern Minnesota, especially trips to Duluth with Bob. Loyola was a very kind and generous person donating her time and money to those less fortunate. Her kindness is indescribable. Loyola will be deeply missed.

Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Church of St. Mark, 350 S. Atwood St., Shakopee, with interment in the Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was Monday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at McNearney Funeral Home, 1220 E. Third Ave., Shakopee. Memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Arrangements were with McNearney Funeral Home, Shakopee, 952-445-2755. Condolences may be shared at www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com.

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