Clarence Marshall

Oct. 15, 1926 – Dec. 29, 2019

Clarence Marshall, 93,

Minot and former long-

time Burlington/Des Lacs

area farmer, died on Sun-

day, December 29, 2019 in

a Velva care center.

Clarence LeRoy

Marshall was born on Oc-

tober 15, 1926 on the fam-

ily farm between Burling-

ton and Des Lacs, ND to

William and Hulda (Sko-

glund) Marshall. He was

raised on the farm, attend-ed rural school and gra-

duated from Burlington

High School in 1943. As

a young adult he assisted

his family with the opera-

tion of the farm.

Clarence married Carole

Anderson on April 10,

1951 in Minot. They made

their home on the family

farm in Burlington Town-

ship of Ward County.

Their first home on the

farm was a two room

bunkhouse that they lived

in for four years with 3 of

their children until they

built a house. Clarence

raised small grains and, in

his mind, never ever re-

tired. Carole and Clarence

moved into a condomini-

um in Minot in 1998 and

then to Brentmoor in

2013. Carole died on Sep-

tember 2, 2016. Most re-

cently, he had resided at

Maple View and the

Souris Valley Care Center

– Velva.

Clarence was a member

of the Des Lacs Methodist

Church, North Dakota

Farmers Union and Minot

Farmers Union Elevator

Board during the con-

struction of the main

elevator facility. Also, he

was a member of the Ea-

gles Aerie, Moose Lodge

and Elks Lodge. He espe-

cially enjoyed bowling,

reading, playing cards,

watching the Weather

Channel and caring for

animals especially strays,

but his number one pas-

sion was farming and fam-


Clarence’s loving fami-

ly includes his children:

William (MaryLou)

Marshall of Minot, Micha-

el (Pam) Marshall of

Garrison, Linda (Harry)

Hystad of rural Velva,

Gregory (Margie) Marshall

of Burlington and Lori

(Steve) Selfors of Lake

Metigoshe; grandchildren:

Sarah (Aaron) Carr, Kristi

Marshall, Stacey (David)

Erickson, Jessica (Tyrell)

Smestad, Matthew Hys-

tad, Colin (Julie) Marshall,

Katlin Marshall, Shawn

Marshall and Marshall

Selfors; great grandchil-

dren: Viktoria, Haleigh

and Caleb Carr, Natalie

and Everett Smestad,

Cadence Hystad, Carter

and Emma Marshall;

in-laws: Jeanette Marshall

of Minot; Dona Smedley

of Flagstaff AZ, Denyce

Walker of Lebanon OR

and Leona (Blaine) Janz of

Mesa AZ; one cousin and

numerous nieces and


Clarence was preceded

in death by his parents,

wife Carole, grand-

daughters Ariel and Mari-

ah Hystad, brothers:

Walter (Ardyce) Marshall

and twin Glenn Marshall,

sisters: Mildred (Al) Nel-

son and Ethel (John)

Behm; in-laws: Marlys

(Robert) Reiner, Arlene

(Arlie) Collier, Bill Walker

and Dennis “Joe” (Dodie)


Celebration of the Life

of Clarence Marshall:

Thursday, January 2, 2020

at 1:00 p.m. in Vincent

United Methodist Church

– Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park – Minot.

Visitation: Wednesday

from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00

p.m. in Thomas Family

Funeral Home – Minot.

Memorials are pre-

ferred to the Des Lacs

Methodist Church, Ward

County Historical Society

or the donor’s choice.

Memories and con-

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