Irene Theresa Marshman, 85, of Plainview died peacefully at Parkside Elder
Care on Feb. 26, 2018. Irene's family is thankful her daughter, Laurie and
granddaughter Joy were at her side. Irene's family is appreciative of the care
and love she received at Parkside.
Irene was born Nov. 3, 1932 to Thomas and Agnes Wagner McGrath in
Zumbro Township, Wabasha County, MN. She married Benjamin E.
Marshman of Plainview Township on Sept. 3, 1952. Ben and Irene farmed
the Marshman family farms together for 60 years. Starting in the late 1960’s,
Irene started working at the Elba Co-op Creamery as the bookkeeper retiring
in the mid 90’s. She was a devoted member of St. Joachim Catholic Church,
Plainview. Irene was a religion teacher, an active member of the Catholic
Daughters, Adult Choir, Ministers of Care, and the liturgy decorating
Irene was a very active lady. She played softball, belonged to a bowling team,
and enjoyed playing golf with her lady friends on Thursday’s at Piper Hills.
She liked to knit sweaters, was an avid reader of books, and took many
fishing trips to Canada with family and friends. Irene was a great cook and
enjoyed working in her flower gardens. Family was an important part of Irene’
s life. She planned many family gatherings and surrounded herself as often
as she could with her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.
Irene is survived by her children: LouAnn Marshman (Neil Frank), Maplewood,
MN; Alan Marshman, Plainview; Jon Marshman, Plainview; Keith (Patty)
Marshman, Plainview; Laurie (Rich) Bartz, Rochester and daughter-in-law,
Carol (wife of the late Michael Marshman), Plainview. Irene has 15
grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren, sister, Katherine Kerrins; sister-in-
law Oma McGrath; Robert and Maureen Marshman (brother and sister-in-
laws). She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben of 60 years and son,
Funeral mass is Tuesday, March 6 at 11:00 am St. Joachim's Catholic Church
in Plainview. Father Becker will be officiating. Burial is at St. Joachim
Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, March 5 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm at Schad and
Zabel Funeral Home Plainview and one hour prior to the Tuesday morning
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Alzheimer’s Disease
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN 55964, 507-534-