Chris B. Marshall

June 20, 1953 - July 29, 2020

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Monday, August 03, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bridgeway Evangelical Church, 210 Brian's Place, Kendallville


Monday, August 03, 5:00 PM
Bridgeway Evangelical Church, 210 Brian's Place, Kendallville


Chris Byron Marshall, 67, of Kendallville died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born June 20, 1953, at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County, Florida, to Paul and Jo Ann (Miller) Marshall.  His parents survive in Kendallville.

On January 19, 1979, in Terre Haute he married Theresa Marie McKee, the love of his life and best friend.

He started his retail career with Kmart Corporation in Michigan for 20 years.  In 1996, he moved to Kendallville and was the former owner and operator of the Kendallville Hometown Sears Store for 19 years.  He continued his retail management at Save-A-Lot in Auburn until February of this year.

Mr. Marshall attended Bridgeway Evangelical Church in Kendallville.

Chris loved to golf and played the game as often as he could.  He enjoyed family vacations at the beach and sunsets.  His daughters were the light of his life and he wholly approved of the men they chose to be a part of their lives.  He also loved his kitties.

Also surviving are his wife, Theresa Marshall of Kendallville; two daughters, Caitlin (Christopher Berghuis) Marshall of Indianapolis and Cassidy (Dustin) Wolheter of Wolcottville; two sisters, Lisa (Terry) Harris of White Lake Township, Michigan, and Melinda Carley of Clawson, Michigan; a brother, Jeff Marshall of Kansas City, Kansas; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Matt and Becky McKee of Terre Haute; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Al “Zig” and Madonna McKee.

A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, August 3, 2020, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bridgeway Evangelical Church, 210 Brian’s Place, Kendallville.

A celebration of life service will be Monday, August 3, 2020, at 5 p.m. at the church with Pastor Jeff Wolheter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Bridgeway Evangelical Church or to the family.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jack Lane
August 4th, 2020 5:25pm

Teresa I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Peace be with you.

Peg Sanders
August 3rd, 2020 4:17pm

So sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jeff Radel
August 3rd, 2020 2:43pm

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Tammi L Haviland
August 3rd, 2020 1:59pm
South Milford

Your in my thoughts and Prayers

Mike and Deb Brand
August 2nd, 2020 12:05am
Kendallville IN

Paul, we send our deepest sympathy to you and JoAnn. I can't imagine losing a child. Please know your Y friends are thinking and praying for you. ❤

Dorothy A Morefield
August 1st, 2020 9:09pm
Corsicana, Texas

Dearest Theresa, Cailin and Cassidy and all of Chris's family and loved ones; I am sending my deepest sympathy for your great loss. May all the memories that you shared together bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time and in the days ahead. All my love. Rest in peace

Becky & Dave Smith
August 1st, 2020 9:02pm
Terre Haute, IN

I was lucky to meet Chris when he managed the KMart store in TH Ind. Years ago, but better than that, he became family when he married my sweet cousin Theresa! I always thought they were perfect for each other and you could just feel their love for each other. Chris was a wonderful man, husband, and father to his girls, who he adored. So sorry he was taken so soon in life, but he will always be remembered for the good and decent person he was.

Ty Smith
August 1st, 2020 3:44am
Colorado Springs, CO

So sorry for your loss Cassidy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Denise Young Thurman
August 1st, 2020 3:22am
Plainfield Indiana

Thoughts & prayers for your family. So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained a great angel🙏🙏🙏

Darrell / Sandy/Michael
August 1st, 2020 1:09am
5960 Black Rd Cable Ohio

So sorry for your loss!!❤️❤️❤️

Carolyn Berghuis
July 31st, 2020 5:43pm

Dear Theresa, Caitlin, and Cassidy. Scott and I are so very sorry for your loss. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are thankful to know that our son is a comfort to you during this very difficult time. We are family now and we will always be there for you. With love and prayers, Scott and Carolyn Berghuis

Claudia Ashcraft
July 31st, 2020 1:10pm
Commerce Township, MI

There was a time when Kmart was greater than Walmart… and Chris Marshall was one of the reasons why. That time in his life is when I had the pleasure to meet him through work and my friendship with his sister Lisa. He had his Dad's passion for Kmart, retail and people in general. There are some who are leaders in name only and some for whom the concept of leadership was made to describe, Chris was the latter. I will always remember him for having a great sense of humor and deep love of his family. My thoughts and prayers are for his family and friends.

Alison Snyder
July 31st, 2020 10:43am

I am so sorry for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers. I Remember going to Sears. En joyed talking with him and the family.

Bridgette Cumming
July 31st, 2020 4:06am

Theresa, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. You and your husband were always so helpful in your line of work. Wishing you healing prayers. My brother Dean & wife Autumn often asked about you and Chris after they moved to Mi. God Bless.

Anita English
July 31st, 2020 12:50am
Fishers, IN

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. So sorry for the loss of Chris. Hold each other close.