Stanley Marshall(1925 - 2013)

Stanley Marshall


Stanley Marshall, 88, of Ackley, died on November 6th, 2013 at his home in Ackley. Masonic and Memorial Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Ackley, Iowa on Friday November 29, 2013 starting at 10am. Visitation will be from 10:45 a.m. until the start of the memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Inurnment will take place at Nassau Township Cemetery in Alton, Iowa at a date to be announced in the spring of 2014.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorials be sent to the American Legion, Elliott-Keninger Post #252. Po box 91 Ackley, Iowa 50601 or Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60707 Condolences may be sent to Pauline Marshall.

For further information contact Sietsema Funeral Home.

Stanley J Marshall was born on October 3, 1925 in Canton, Ohio to Peter and Mary Katherine Wojtowicz. Stanley graduated from Timken VHS in 1942, at which time he enlisted in the Navy and served in WWII. After being honorably discharged in 1946, he attended and graduated from Kent State and began Drake University Law School. During this same period from 1946-1951, Stanley was the rank of Ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserve working as an instructor and in Military Administration. In 1951, he was recalled and served in the Korean Conflict on board the USS Boxer from 1951-1953 as a Legal and Cryptographic Officer. He was then released to inactive duty in the reserves as a Lieutenant and finished his law degree at Drake. He participated in the Military Justice School in 1954. In 1956 he started Instructor Duty. The following year he was a relief instructor at the Navy War College in Newport, RI teaching Military Law and International Relations. Stanley retired as Commander USN in 1985.

On July 14, 1951, Stanley was united in marriage to Pauline Ruth Hoeven at the First Presbyterian Church in Alton, Iowa. After his return from the Korean Conflict they resided in Des Moines and he was admitted to the Bar in 1955. Then opportunity knocked and the family moved to Steamboat Rock in 1957 and then to Ackley in 1959, where he had his law practice for 54 years

Throughout his life, Stanley was involved with many organizations: the American Bar (insurance and military bar), Iowa State Bar, Polk County Bar, Hardin County Bar, The American Legion and 40/8, Naval Reserve Officers Association, Reserve Officers Association, Military Officers Association, National Sojourners, Capitol Lodge #110 - Des Moines, Montegue Lodge #117 - Eldora, Signet Chapter #38 R.A.M.- Marshalltown, King Solomon Council #20 R.& S.M. - Marshalltown, St. Aldemar Commandery No. 30 Knights Templar - Marshalltown, El Kahir Shrine Center - Cedar Rapids, JR. Chamber of Commerce, BSA, Phi Alpha Delta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Phi Omega.

Stan loved the Navy and the law. He loved is family. He loved people and would do anything to help his fellow man. His history of serving others is long and distinguished. He will be missed by many and loved forever. Well done Father.

Stan is survived by his wife of 62 years Pauline; his daughter Paula (Richard) Frances Marshall-Zimdars; his son Gerrit (Sharon) Stanley Marshall; his grandchildren Katherine Lee (Ben) Kartman of Columbus, OH; Andrew Marshall Zimdars of Athens, GA; Jonathon Gerrit Marshall of New York, New York; Eric Stanley Zimdars of Swannanoa, N.C.; his brother Ed Wojtowicz and two nephews Elmer Corbit and Richard Corbit from Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral Home

Sietsema Funeral Home
501 10th Avenue Ackley , IA 50601

Published in Des Moines Register on Nov. 17, 2013