On Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m., the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will hold a memorial service for the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Marshall in the Augustana Chapel, 1100 East 55th Street. Rostered persons are invited to process. The liturgical color of the day is purple.
Dr. Marshall, president of the former Lutheran Church in America, played an important role in establishing the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He graduated from one of LSTC's predecessor seminaries, the Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary at Maywood, and, after earning a doctorate from the University of Chicago, returned there as professor of Old Testament.
"Dr. Marshall was a faithful, impressive and skilled Lutheran leader as a pastor, seminary professor, synod president, and as president of the LCA," said LSTC President James Kenneth Echols. In 2001, LSTC honored Dr. Marshall by establishing a fellowship in his name to support master of theology and doctor of philosophy students at the seminary.
Dr. Marshall was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Hepner Marshall. He is survived by their two children, Robert E. Marshall and the Rev. Margaret A. (Peggy) Niederer.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the Robert J. Marshall Graduate Fellowship at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60615.
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