Floyd E. Marshand, 99, of Decatur passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, at his residence. He was born August 17, 1922 at his family farm in Adams County to Edward C. and Almeda (Stump) Marshand. He was married to Dolores C. Bentz. She preceded him in death September 24, 1984. He was married July 12, 1986, to Carol A. Kessen.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #43 and also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6236. He was a life long farmer and 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. He fought in the Pacific Theater, stationed on the island of Okinawa, New Guinea, Philippines and landed in Japan after the surrender.
He is survived by his wife of Decatur; and two sisters-in-law, Joyce (William) Fullenkamp of Decatur; and Eileen (Dennis) Westrick of Fort Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mabel (Everett) Hawkins; and Valina (Kenneth) DeArmond; brother, Forrest (Burnetta) Marshand; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kay (Norm) Heller.
Visitation will be Monday, September 6 from 12-3 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home in Decatur with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral liturgy Tuesday, September 7 at the funeral home. Officiating will be Father Jose. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Graveside rites will be provided by American Legion Post #43.
Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse or St. Joseph Catholic School.
Arrangements provided by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the guestbook, click on www.hshfuneralhome.com.