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Lloyd Marler

d. October 2, 2007

Lloyd F. Marler Lloyd Francis Jack Marler of Neodesha, KS, died Monday, October 1, 2007, at the Wilson County Hospital in Neodesha. He was 87. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October, 5, 2007, at the United Methodist Church under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel. The Reverend Carl Soliday will officiate. Interment will be in Neodesha Cemetery with the Fort Riley Honor Guard affording military honors. Friends may call to register and view Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m and Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. The family may be contacted at Mr. Marlers home. The son of John Zacharia and Ethel Ford Marler, he was born October 27, 1919, in Neodesha. He attended school in Neodesha. Mr. Marler worked for Ellis Meat Market and the Parsons Ammunition Plant in Parsons before entering the US Army on September of 1942. As a Corporal of the 60th Infantry, Company D, 9th Division, he was part of the Normandy Invasion on D-Day in 1944. Following the invasion, he was taken prisoner and was a prisoner of war from August 4, 1944 to April 30, 1945. He was honorably discharged in 1945. On July 28, 1945, he was united in marriage to Velma Mae Reno in Fredonia, KS. They have resided in Neodesha all their married life and she survives at the home. Jack and his twin brother Floyd Shorty owned and operated Marler Brothers Used Cars for nearly 40 years before retiring. He was a self-taught automotive tradesman and began painting cars with an electric floor sweeper in an old garage. He was a member of the Ex-POWs and a lifetime member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with three battle stars. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Dean Marler and wife Gail of Neodesha; one daughter, Shirley Jean Shafer and husband Gordon of Fredonia, KS; five grandchildren, Crystal and husband Paul, Michael and wife Jennifer, Zachary, Paque and Kaylie; two great-grandchildren, Kylee and Ashton; and one step-great-grandchild, Ryan.. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Floyd; and one sister Ada. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Ex-Prisoners of War, 3201 E. Pioneer Parkway, Ste. 40, Arlington, TX 76010, or the Church of the Nazarene. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.PenwellGabel.com.

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