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Memorial service for the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Marshall

Posted Jan 27, 2009

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.



Patti DeBias
Assistant to the President

Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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