Leo Pierce Marshall, 82, of Mt. Morris, IL passed away peacefully in hospice care on July 23, 2020. He was born on June 2, 1938 in Niagara Falls, New York to John and Helen (Pierce) Marshall.
As a graduate of Bishop Duffy High School in Niagara Falls, Leo as a decorated scholar and athlete was inducted into the school's athletic Hall Of Fame. Leo's football prominence helped him earn a full athletic scholarship to Iowa State University, where he became a member of the infamous "Dirty Thirty" football team. Leo went on to complete both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education from Iowa State.
Leo began his lifelong career in education as a teacher and coach at Graettinger, Victor, and Jesup, Iowa. He then went on to serve as Athletic Director and Administrator in Goose Lake, Iowa for many years, before rounding out his career as an Administrator in the Mt. Morris-Oregon, IL school system. For all who knew him, his dedication was always to his students and to the communities he served.
Leo is survived by his wife Victoria, his children, Leo A. Marshall (Heather) of Weber City, Virginia, Colette (Owen) Lasack of Smithville, Missouri, Chad (Kimberly) Marshall of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Kelly Marshall, and special granddaughter Emily Marshall, sisters Jacqueline (Bill) Henwood and Dorothy Tubinis, both of Niagara Falls, New York, brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen Sullivan (Belinda) of Preston, Iowa, Gregory Sullivan (Kathy) of Maquoketa, Iowa, Waunita Sullivan (Rox) of Camanche, Iowa, Mark Sullivan (Sandra), Manhattan Beach, California, Julie Borelli (Rob), Carroll, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by his parents, son Curtis Marshall, and siblings Jack Marshall, Monica Bidak, and Michael Marshall.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family is holding a private funeral Mass at St. Anne Catholic Church, Dixon, IL.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL or Food For The Poor.
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