Scott Marshall, 70, passed away peacefully on December 20th, 2020 after 15 years of illness. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his adoring family in his home in DeKalb, IL. Scott was born in Evanston, IL, in 1950 and spent most of his boyhood in Rolling Meadows, IL. He graduated from Forest View High School, served as an electrician in the U.S. Army for four years, and attended Kishwaukee College and the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He was an employee of Northern Illinois University for 30 years, primarily in telecommunications and IT. In 1978, Scott married Sheryl Lynette Klein at an outdoor ceremony at the Ellwood House in DeKalb. He was a dedicated, faithful husband for 42 years. He and his wife had two children - Hilary and Tristan. Scott was a caring father who supported his children’s diverse interests including sports, academics, music and nature. He was a wise, loving role model who approached the world with a kind, caring soul. Since childhood, Scott was an avid collector of everything from stamps to rocks to records. He had deep knowledge of the natural world after a lifetime of exploring the great outdoors. He had a special connection with animals, who were drawn to his gentle, calm demeanor.Scott was always full of jokes and entertained others with his charming sense of humor and silly impressions. He was one of those guys who could fix anything. Loved ones joke that if an alien spacecraft crashed in his backyard, Scott could fix it (if you gave him enough time). He loved the mechanics of things and understood how they worked. He enjoyed watching Chicago sports and sci-fi shows. He liked to learn about everything from psychology to technology. He was rarely seen without one of his signature baseball caps supporting his favorite teams and organizations. Scott found comfort in his faith and his relationship with God. During his lifetime, he was involved with several churches, including Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeKalb and 1st Presbyterian Church in Rochelle. Throughout his long illness, Scott remained joyful, funny, and optimistic. His positive attitude towards life kept his family going through many difficult times.
Scott is survived by his wife, Sheryl Klein Marshall (DeKalb), his children Hilary Marshall (Chicago) and Tristan (Heather) Marshall (Genoa), and his sister Connie Fitzgerald (Belleville, IL). He was preceded in death by his parents, Betty Gregoire and Donald Marshall.
At this time, Scott’s family has chosen not to hold funeral services out of concern for the health and well-being of loved ones during the current global pandemic.
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