Mr. Marshall Teague Ehler, 56, of Decatur, IL passed away peacefully at home with his family and loving wife Donna by his side at 11:07 am on Thursday, January 30, 2014.
He was born in Urbana, IL the son of William and Harriett (Kit) Ehler. Marshall married Donna L. Brandis originally from Kincaid, IL on August 29, 1998 in Decatur, IL.
Mr. Ehler was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Decatur, IL. He graduated from Lakeview High School and later Richland Community College with an Associates Degree in Business. Marshall worked for approximately 20 years as a salesman and route driver for Prairie Farms Dairy. His interests were the Chicago Cubs, U of I basketball, golf and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife Donna L. (Brandis) Ehler of Decatur, IL, brothers William Roger (Diana) Ehler of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Wes (Renee) Ehler of Tucson, AZ, and sister Margie (Robert) Lansford of Pasadena, CA, nieces and nephews Julie (Adam) Stone (and their children Emily, Anna, and Joshua), Scott (Bailey) Ehler, and Jonathan, Hope, and Jenna Ehler. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Rosemary (Thomas) Bellaire of Clarendon Hills, IL and their sons Robert and John Bellaire.
Marshall was preceded in death by his parents Bill & Kit Ehler and his parents-in-law Steve and Pauline Brandis.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, February 3, 2014 in Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2155 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526 with Pastor William Abbott and Pastor Brock Abbott officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL. Visitation for Mr. Ehler will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am Monday (2 hours before the service) at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Decatur. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to Pilgrim Lutheran Church. www.mastersonfh.com
Marshall’s family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Benjamin Esparaz and the staff at Cancer Care of Decatur, the DMH Palliative Nurses, and his friend Ron Kelm.