Dennis William Marshall, Sr., 71, of Johannesburg, MI passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
Dennis was born in Wayne, MI on July 11, 1946, the son of Harold & Phyllis Marshall. He had lived in Johannesburg for the past 31 years and prior to that time had a seasonal cabin in the same area.
He retired as a Captain on the City of Westland Fire Department, after 23 years of service. Prior to that he served on the Inkster Fire Department for 2 years. He began his career as a meat cutter and managed the meat department at Fil-Mar Foods, also in Westland, MI.
He was appointed as a Court Officer at the 18th District Court in Westland, MI in January of 1975, a position he held until his passing. He was also an agent at Don’s Northland Real Estate in Gaylord, one of his many part-time jobs.
Dennis enjoyed the outdoors and had a passion for hunting and fishing. Most important in his life was family and friends, and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of Johannesburg Christian Church, Michigan Bear Hunters Association and Safari Club International.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Deborah, son, Dennis Marshall, II and his wife Belkis, 2 grandsons, Trevor and Derrick and granddaughter, Elyse of Taylor. He is also survived by his mother, Phyllis Marshall, brother, David Marshall and sister, Laurel Marshall all of Westland, MI.
A memorial luncheon honoring Dennis will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Charlton Township Hall in Johannesburg, MI.
Contributions in his honor may be made through the Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734 to the following charities:
Westland Firefighters Charity Fund (please make checks payable to Westland Firefighters Charity Fund)
Michigan Bear Hunters Association (please make checks payable to MBHA)