Floyd E. Marshand, 99, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Adams County at his family farm, on August 17, 1922, the son of the late Edward C. and Almeda (Stump) Marshand. He married Dolores C. Bentz, she preceded him in death on September 24, 1984. On July 12, 1986, Floyd was united in marriage to Carol A. Kessen.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, a life time member of American Legion Post #43 and also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6236.
Floyd was a life-long farmer, worked for Zollners, retiring after 20 years of service. He worked for Don Ray Drive Away and also delivered grain, for Jim Price.
He proudly served his country, during World War II, he was an infantryman in the United States Army, winning a Bronze Star. Floyd fought in the Pacific Theater, stationed on the Island of Okinawa, New Guinea, Philippines and landed in Japan, after the surrender.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 35 years, Carol A. Marshand of Decatur; 2 sister-in-laws, Joyce (William) Fullenkamp of Decatur, Eileen (Dennis) Westrick of Fort Wayne, IN.
He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mabel (Everett) Hawkins, Valina (Kenneth) DeArmond; a brother, Forrest (Burnetta) Marshand; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kay (Norm) Heller.
Visitation will be from Noon-3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:00 p.m.
A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with visitation an hour before, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Father Jose will be presiding and burial will immediately follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with Graveside Rites rendered by the American Legion Post #43.
Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse or St. Joseph Catholic School.
Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
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