Darwin Marshall, 84, of Dell Rapids passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center. Memorial services will begin at 1:00 PM Friday, March 3, 2017 at Minnehaha Funeral Home Chapel in Dell Rapids. Burial will be at a later date in Martin, SD. Visitation with the family present will be from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Friday, March 3, 2017 at Minnehaha Funeral Home.
Darwin Philip was born December 11, 1932 at Martin, SD to parents Philip and Esther (Yellow Hair) Marshall. He grew up and received his education in the Martin area, graduating from Bennett County High School. He then joined the US Army, serving from January 29, 1953 until January 27, 1956. Following his service to his country, Darwin moved back to Martin for a while, and then moved to Sioux Falls. Darwin lived in Baltic from 1964 to 1981 before moving to the Dell Rapids area. He sold insurance for a short time then worked for Brendsel Electric for 16 years. He was also employed at the South Dakota State Penitentiary.
Darwin enjoyed spending time with his family. His grandchildren were very special to him. He liked most sports but bowling, fishing, rodeo and racing were his favorites. He was a member of the American Legion and was on the Baltic Fire Department for many years. Darwin was also there to lend a helping hand to his family and many friends.
Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Sandi (Steve) Otto, Alexandria, MN, Stuart Marshall, Amarillo, TX and Rich Marshall, Sioux Falls; six grandchildren, Marisa and Luis, Alexandria, MN, Grace and Max, Amarillo, TX and Jamie and Ethan, Sioux Falls; great-grandchild, Nick; sisters, Charlotte Anderson, Ansley, NE, Lynn Beem, Rapid City, SD and Avril Livermont, Wanblee, SD; brother, Marvin Marshall, Madison, SD; sixteen nieces and nephews as well as many other relatives and friends.
Darwin was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; three sisters and three nieces.