Stanley N. Schlorf
May 15, 1923-Sept. 20, 2013
MARSHALL – Funeral services for Stanley N. Schlorf, 90, of Marshall will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home the morning of the service. Burial will take place following the service at the Marshall City Cemetery.
Stanley died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sept. 20, 2013, after a brief illness.
Stanley Norman Schlorf was born in Marshall on May 15, 1923, to William and Anna (Klug) Schlorf. As a young child, Stanley attended Lynd Country School. He grew up learning to work hard on a farm with his sister Shirley and continued to farm the rest of his life. He was confirmed at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church on Aug. 2, 1936. After graduating from Marshall High School, Stanley settled his own farm where he learned to rely on his faith. Through the church, Stanley met Erma Pagel and they would later be united in marriage on November 30, 1952 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. Faith was at the center of Stanley’s life. Stanley was a dedicated, life-long member of the church and served the church through many roles; including: the superintendent of the Sunday school, as a member of the church council and as an usher. He enjoyed spending time playing on the church’s softball and dartball league. He also enjoyed farming and gardening and sold Mallard seed corn for many years. Stanley and Erma raised their family on the farm near Balaton before they moved into Marshall during the winter of 1996. Stanley greatest joy was being involved in his child, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives. He taught them how to play pinochle and live a life of faith. He and Erma loved to travel to Michigan and California to see their family.
He is survived by his children, Pamela Lundberg of Marshall, Douglas (Paula) Schlorf of Montrose, Mich., Kelvin Schlorf of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Danella (Martin) Sahagian of Palos Verdes, Calif., and Corrine Haak of Vesta; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; many other friends and family.
Stanley was welcomed into Heaven by his wife, Erma; parents; and sister, Shirley.
Blessed be his memory.