Wells Stewart Marshall Jr. (Stew), 94, died May 30 in Springfield, Ill.
Stew was born Jan. 6, 1922, in Minneapolis, the son of Wells Stewart and Phyllis Price Marshall. Stew graduated from Edison High School in 1939. During World War II, he served with the 34th Infantry Division, 151st Field Artillery Battalion in North America and Italy, where he received abattlefield commission and was awarded the Bronze Star. He served stateside during the Korean War and retired from the service as a captain.
He and his wife, Jeanne, lived in St. Anthony Park for many years. They raised their family here and were members of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church for 48 years. Stew served in many leadership positions at St. Matthew’s, including senior warden and treasurer.
In 1968, the family moved to Park Ridge, Ill. Stew spent his career at Honeywell before retiring in 1984. He possessed a sharp mind and keen sense of humor. He and Jeanne would have been married 70 years this July.
Stew made this world better by his service to family, church and country.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother and sister, Phyllis Mary (Palmer). He leaves behind his wife, Jeanne Killmer Marshall; a brother, Charles (Phyllis); a daughter, Mary Jeanne (Jim Scheider); and sons, Wells Stewart III (Mary Carson) and David Killmer (Dominic Wolocko).
A memorial service was held June 8 in Springfield.