Donald S. Marsh - 59

5/13/1958 - 3/5/2018

Rochelle, IL

11 Comments

  • Hollie (Burkhart )Elshoff

    on 03/07/18

        Heaven couldn't get a better Cowboy on this day.

        Don was always a wealth of knowledge..

        God Speed.

     

        Prayers for the family.

  • Elaine Lambert

    on 03/08/18

    I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Don’s family. For right now, there’s no detour around grief, no shortcut through mourning. However, 2 Cor.4:7 says that God can give us, “... power beyond what is normal “, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget. It means we recover. We recover because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28 which says, “... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection. That is our amazing hope! The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us and keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. 2 Cor. 1:3 describes our Creator as, “... the God of all comfort”. One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort be your comfort now, during this time of sorrow. For the Bible’s answers to life’s big questions please visit JW.org. 

  • Sheri Hilliard

    on 03/08/18

    My deepest condolences to Donnie's loved ones. You are in my prayers. I worked with Donnie, my son was a friend and Verva was a dear family friend.
  • Chad Myers

    on 03/08/18


    And now, the end is near
    And so I face the final curtain
    My friend, I'll say it clear
    I'll state my case, of which I'm certain
    I've lived a life that's full
    I've traveled each and every highway
    But more, much more than this
    I did it my way
    Regrets, I've had a few
    But then again, too few to mention
    I did what I had to do
    And saw it through without exemption
    I planned each charted course
    Each careful step along the byway
    And more, much more than this
    I did it my way
    Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
    When I bit off more than I could chew
    But through it all, when there was doubt
    I ate it up and spit it out
    I faced it all and I stood tall
    And did it my way
    I've loved, I've laughed and cried
    I've had my fill my share of losing
    And now, as tears subside
    I find it all so amusing
    To think I did all that
    And may I say - not in a shy way
    Oh no, oh no, not me
    I did it my way
    For what is a man, what has he got
    If not himself, then he has naught
    To say the things he truly feels
    And not the words of one who kneels
    The record shows I took the blows
    And did it my way
    Yes, it was my way
     

  • Rich Patterson

    on 03/08/18

      Rest in peace Don.

  • Shortie & Debra Gonzales

    on 03/08/18

    Our deepest condolences to all of Don's family & loved ones our prayers are with you all. I would like to say that in Memory of Great Cowboy and a good friend. I was not able to go see Don at his Hospital bed but I can see him slung kind of cross ways, propped up kind of like on his hip, with one leg hanging out from under his sheet as you would if you were riding a Broncy Horse ready to step it up if he started to Buck I remember he used to sit further back in the saddle and he rode with a looser rein so he would enjoy his ride, and I know he didn't just head off down the first trail marked Heaven for he had known already the easiest & shortest way to get there, throughout most of his life (It was called Rodeoing) If I know him, he would've been offering his forwarding address & a few travel tips on how to get there, for when we are ready to join him later, and also knowing him, He simply leaned back took a firm grip and with a quick tug where his hat would've normally been, Nodded to the Dr. and said " OPEN THE GATE " maybe that was the end, although maybe it was the begining! May you rest in peace my Friend !
  • Sue Nelson

    on 03/10/18

    So very sorry to hear this. We grew up together as children and our families were good friends. As many of the "life long" Rochelle residents it was always great to run into each other after we became adults. He was one of the greatest cowboys I've ever known. Hugs to all of his family and friends at this sad time.
  • Sue Nelson

    on 03/10/18

    So very sorry to hear this. We grew up together as children and our families were good friends. As many of the "life long" Rochelle residents it was always great to run into each other after we became adults. He was one of the greatest cowboys I've ever known. Hugs to all of his family and friends at this sad time.
  • Sue Nelson

    on 03/10/18

    So very sorry to hear this. We grew up together as children and our families were good friends. As many of the "life long" Rochelle residents it was always great to run into each other after we became adults. He was one of the greatest cowboys I've ever known. Hugs to all of his family and friends at this sad time.
  • Sue Nelson

    on 03/10/18

    So very sorry to hear this. We grew up together as children and our families were good friends. As many of the "life long" Rochelle residents it was always great to run into each other after we became adults. He was one of the greatest cowboys I've ever known. Hugs to all of his family and friends at this sad time.
  • Dawn windland

    on 03/10/18

    Cowboy's Last Ride by Ann Stareyes Mar 10, 2005 Saddle up, Cowboy This was truly your life Loving the rodeo circuit and horses And always loving to ride. You sat tall in that saddle And you rode so well You were one true Cowboy This Anyone could tell. Your Cowboy hat and buckle You wore it with pride Those Cowboy boots Walked many a mile. Now your life on earth is over God has plans for you So saddle up Cowboy This will be a journey for you. God will lead you up to heaven And he will ride at your side So once again, saddle up Cowboy It's time for that final ride.

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