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Norman F. Marstall

September 26, 2018

http://http://Norman F. Marstall, 82, lifelong St. Marys resident, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in St. Marys.

He was born January 1, 1936 at Wamego, the son of George H. and Nellie M. Van Hole Marstall. Norman graduated from St. Marys High School in 1953.

Norman worked for the St. Marys CO-OP in the seed corn division and drove part time for Kincaid Trucking. Norman retired as an E-8 from the Kansas National Guard in Topeka after nearly 34 years of service. After retiring Norman worked for J.B. Pearl and Pessemier Farms. Norman was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. He was a Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 657 and Thomas A. McNeive Fourth Degree Assembly where he held several offices including Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. Norman served on the St. Marys Township Board, St. Marys Fire Department and Mt. Calvary Cemetery Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers George and James Marstall.

On October 1, 1960 he was united in marriage to Shirley Godfreson at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Marysville. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his children, Tony (Amy) Marstall, Eskridge, , P.J. (Jana) Marstall, Emporia, Beth (John) Martinson, Maple Hill and Dave Marstall, Topeka; three brothers, Charles Marstall, Arlington, VA; Larry (Anita) Marstall, St. Marys and Ken Marstall, Topeka; sister-in-law, Roberta Marstall, Manhattan; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 1, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Norman will lie in state on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 4:30 until 6:00 P.M. where a rosary will be recited at 6:00 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys High School Alumni Association or Mt. Calvary Cemetery and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com


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38 thoughts on “Norman F. Marstall

  1. I would know that smile anywhere. Norman was a great guy; always smiling and joking. I was in the class of ’53 with Norman and I remember him and his brothers as great guys in high school. With our class reunions I got to know Shirley and I am so sorry for your loss, to you and all the family. Wish I could have been there for the funeral.

  2. Words cannot express the loss that you and the entire family feel. Uncle Norman was an outstanding man and a tremendous example of what is good. I was honored to have him as my godfather and will cherish his memory for the rest of my days. God bless you all.

  3. To:
    Shirley,Tony,PJ,Beth,Dave and your families.
    You have my deepest sympathy for your loss of Norm,May he Rest In Peace.
    God bless you during your time of need.

  4. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Norman. Jim enjoyed visiting with Norman at Wehner’s when he and others gathered a few times each week for coffee. Our prayers for your family. Most Sincerely, Jim and Dorothy Lloyd.

  5. I loved watching the video of Norm’s life! It was beautiful! May God Bless all of you with peace and comfort as you go through these different days!

  6. Deepest Sympathy from Bernard and Lorraine Marstall & Family.

    I remember many visits with Norman’s parents as a child. He will be missed. I will also include Norman in our prayers at our Knights of Columbus Council No. 9665 (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Rancho Penasquitos, CA) council meeting on Tuesday October 2. From a Retired Navy Man (CWO4/USN) I wish him “Fair Winds and Following Seas” as his ship sails into Heaven.

      • Bob,

        Of course I will reply. As part of the group You, Gerry Fife, Louie Ketterer, and Leslie Ketterer, we had some good times. It is unfortunate that we hear from each other at solemn times. If you happen to get out to San Diego sometime, contact me. I am a Docent on the USS Midway Museum and would be glad to show you around.

        Bernard (Bernie) Marstall

        (Send me an email and I will give you my telephone number)

  7. To all Norm’s family, you have our deepest sympathy. Norm was such a good man. Even though he is in Heaven, Earth is missing a good soul. He will be missed by all who knew him. The family is in our prayers.

  8. Our deepest sympathy to you, Shirley and family. Norman was a good neighbor and friend. I’ll always remember our conversations under the big tree in front of his shed. May God give you comfort at this time. Leon and Debbie Berens

  9. Our sympathy to Shirley and the rest of Norman’s family. You have lost someone very dear.
    We have lost a good friend. We will miss the many happy hours together here and in Texas.

  10. To Shirley , Tony, PJ, Dave and Beth
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. May Norman Rest In Peace, he always had a mischievous smile and laugh.

  11. Norm was an excellent employee when he worked for the National Guard. More than that he was a great friend. We will miss him greatly. Due to family illness, we will probably not make to his service. With deepest sympathy to all of his family.

  12. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of Norm. He was a good friend of my dad over many years. May your many memories bring you peace.

    Dale and Shelly (Stockman) Rezac

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this time of need. We may be apart in miles but you are in our hearts. We love you guys PJ and Jana

  14. Shirley and family,
    I was so shocked to hear of Norman’s passing. May God comfort you in your time of need. Sending my love and sympathy to all of you.

  15. Beth , John and the rest of the Marstall family. My prayers to you all. I remember coming to your house when visiting my cousins (Martells), many moons ago. Norman was always smiling. What wonderful memories. Deepest sympathy to all.

  16. Sorry for your loss. May the lord be with all of you during this time. Norm was a great person who never hesitated to stop and say “HI” anytime I would run into him back home. He will be missed by many.

  17. Always loved the times we spent with Norm. He will certainly be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all of his family.

  18. My deepest sympathy to all the Shirley and all the Family. we considered Norman one of our close friends. May your memories comfort you.

  19. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget all the time I spent at your home. Norm was a great man. Sending love and prayers.

  20. So sorry to hear of the tragic accident. My heart goes out to all of you Shirley, Beth, Tony, PJ, David and your families. May God guide you and help you through this difficult time. God bless.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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