Marshall F. Mussig, 81, of Gladbrook, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, at Gladbrook United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 8, also at the church. Interment will take place at Gethmann Cemetery, Gladbrook. Memorials may be directed to the Gethmann Cemetery. The Gladbrook Chapel of Anderson Funeral Homes has been entrusted with these arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Marshall Frank Mussig was born December 13, 1938, at Marshalltown Hospital to Elmer and Ruth (Wendel) Mussig. He graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1957 and from Iowa State University with a degree in Farm Operations in 1961, and was a member of the Iowa State Singers all four years of college.
Marshall was united in marriage to Diane Winborn at Sharon Center United Methodist Church on August 3, 1968. He farmed his entire life on the family's Century Farm west of Gladbrook with his father, his uncle, his sons and his grandchildren.
He took great pride in being an Iowa farmer. He had a strong work ethic and found great joy in a fresh crop of hay or a new baby calf. He enjoyed woodworking and loved dogs. A lifetime member of the United Methodist Church, he enjoyed singing in the church choirs and performing as a bass in the Central Iowa Choral Society's Handel's Messiah.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed.
Marshall is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Diane; a daughter, Cindy (Jeff) Linder of Cedar Rapids; two sons, Chad (Karen) Mussig of Gladbrook and Quentin (Allison) Mussig of Cedar Falls; 10 grandchildren, Reece and Reagan Linder, Madeline (fiancé Brady Kuehl), Thomas, Samuel, Henry, Anna and Catherine Mussig, and Vivian and Leon Mussig; and a sister, Marge (Frank) Kohn of Manson, Iowa.
In consideration of COVID-19, there will not be a luncheon following the service, and the family requests everyone to wear marks to both the visitation and the funeral.
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Dear Diane, Cindy, Chad, Quentin & families~so sorry to learn of Marshall's passing. Please accept my condolences. Marshall was a very supportive parent as I taught all 3 of his family in school in the late 70's. He was also a "main-stay" bass in the church choir that I was a part of. And finally, I enjoyed singing bass w/ him @ the Annual singing of Messiah in Marshalltown every Christmas season. Marshall's pride in his family was very evident-he was a great husband & Father. Even though it's been awhile since I last saw him, I have wonderful & lasting memories! What a great picture-that really captures Marshall's spirit & joy of life. Blessings & peace to the family in the coming months~Sincerely, Jim Miller-Ames, IA
Keith and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We know this is a difficult time for al of the family. Marshall left you with many wonderful memories we always enjoyed our visits with him. May God bless all those left behind.
Keith and Joyce Drummer
Dear Diane, Cindy, Chad, Quentin and your families,
We were so saddened to learn of Marshall’s passing. Your entire family has our deepest sympathy. Our concerns about the need for social distancing is the only thing keeping us from expressing this to you in person.
There will certainly be a large gap left in your family.
We enjoyed visiting with Marshall wherever we encountered him. Marshall’s smile and love of joking is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of him. Conversations with him were always a blessing.
Marshall has left his legacy in the beautiful family he and Diane raised. We will always remember our kids playing together and our families going to 4th of July fireworks together when the kids were young. Your entire family has always been very special to us. We feel blessed that you have been part of our lives.
Jim and Ranae Fagan
Dear Diane and Mussig family,
Our family extends our condolences and prayers as you mourn and celebrate Marshall's life. I have several fond memories of being in your home and enjoying laughs together during and after ISU with Quentin.
Praying with you,
Jason and Jeremy for the Beebouts
We are sending our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all of you. Always enjoyed singing with Marshall in those community/church choirs. He had a smile for all. God Bless.
Diane, my deepest sympathies in the loss of your husband. I know how tough that loss is. Take time to grieve and heal. Take care of yourself.
Diane, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. No matter how many years we have with our spouse it is never enough. Marilyn McMorris Dean.
I have great memories visiting with him, Diane, his parents and Grandma and Grandpa Paul while I was going to ISU. Both Marshall and Grandpa Paul studied agriculture at ISU. So many wonderful discussions. I remember Elmer Mussig talking about all forms of politics and Marshall would just kinda sit back and smirk -- Dad's preaching again! Diane would go out to her private garden (quite large garden) and she was always sitting cleaning beans or corn for the evening meal. She is a great baker too. Their kids loved taking me out to the barns and laughing as I tried to open gates or climb over fences. I was not a "country" boy in any way shape or form. Such a fantastic family. I will miss him.
What an infectious smile! You can tell he loved life. My sincerest condolences, Diane, to you and your family.
Dear Mussig family.
Our family's became close when we moved here in 1998. Don't know what we would have done without your friendships. Many wonderful memories pass through our mind. Shall miss you, Marshall, but we know you are at peace.
Russ and Nancy Payne
We are so sorry to hear of Marshall’s passing. May god comfort you during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
So very sorry to read of Marshall's passing. Clearly, the world would be better off if there were more people like him. My only connection with him was through his wonderful family, but knowing his kids tells me that the man who raised them was a superior human being. In all the years I worked in Gladbrook, I don't recall hearing anything but positive comments about Marshall or his family. May God rest his soul and give his family peace during this most difficult of times.
I am just heartbroken to hear this. I loved talking to Marshall whenever he was at the South House. He had a special place in my heart. When I met him and found out his name was Marshall as was my dad’s, I knew I would like him.
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Mussig family as you go through these most challenging of times. While you take time to mourn be sure to hold tight to the great memories you have and be thankful of the times you shared. You are all held tight in our thoughts & prayers. Sending virtual hugs. Cathy & Kevin Leong, California
I send my prayers and my sympathies to all of you. I hope you feel the tremendous amount of love and support that we Stowes as well
as so many others are sending your way. We are blessed to have been able to share wonderful moments with Marshall...our two families grew up together. He leaves an amazing legacy of kindness and dedication. His values and his many talents live on in each of you.
My deepest sympathy to your entire family and I wish you God’s speed and his blessings. I do not recall ever having met him but based upon the family members I have met, he had to have been a very special man. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Chad, Quentin, Diane and Cindy, I am so sorry to hear of Marshall’s passing. Every memory I have of him is with a smile on his face and a word of support. He was a beacon of kindness and will be missed.
Diane and Family--We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Marshall if our paths crossed while we were home. Sending prayers of comfort for all.--Stan and Peg Nirider
To the Chad, Diane & the entire Mussig Family, a huge loss of a great man, husband and father. The Martens Family sends love and a hope that the memories of his great life will touch you to the point of not only tears but big smiles and lots of laughter. We feel blessed to have just had the privilege to share a few moments, stories and laughter at Karen Pieper's service. As Adrienne so innocently asked Marshall & Diane..."do you know Chad Mussig?" Marshall's face with great joy and proud as a peacock leaned in and answered, "We are his parents!" -- Scott & Adrienne Martens & Family
Diane, Chad, Quentin and Cindy and your families,
So sorry for the loss of Marshall. A big hole is left in your family, Know that God has him in a place where he is no longer suffering. May the hands of God comfort you in this difficult time. Prayers to all of you.
Bruce and Joan
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