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April 12, 1973 – Saturday, February 19, 2011

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Saturday, February 26, 2011
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

Justin David Marschel, age 37, of rural Buffalo passed away at his residence on Saturday, February 19th, 2011.

He was born on April 12, 1973 in Watertown, the son of Merlyn A. & Rita K. Weege Marschel.

Justin was baptized at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church-Crawford Lake, Buffalo, MN on May 6, 1973. He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on May 17, 1987 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church-Crawford Lake, Buffalo.

Justin graduated from Buffalo High School in 1991.

He honorably served his Country for four years in the United States Air Force. He was an F-15 Crew Chief.

On October 14, Justin David Marschel and Amanda Rae Bratsch were joined in holy marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with two sons David and Daniel.

Justin was employed at Office Depot in Plymouth, MN.

He loved and enjoyed his boys, hanging out with friends and hunting.

Survived by his Wife: Amanda Marschel; Sons: David and Daniel Marschel at home; his Mom: Rita K. Marschel of Buffalo; Father-in-law & Mother-in-law: Larry & Myrna Bratsch of Springfield, Missouri; a Sister: Sara Jo (Ernest) Hansen of Buffalo; Grandparents: Orion & Faith Weege of Buffalo; aunts, uncles; cousins; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his Dad: Merlyn Marschel on May 23, 2007.

Funeral services for Justin Marschel will be held on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN. Pastor Josh Nelson will officiate. Private interment will follow at a later date.

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 25th from 4-9 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Prayer service will be held at 8:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, February 26th from 1-2 P.M.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be David Matthew & Daniel Joseph Marschel.

Casket Bearers will be Lloyd Smith, Korey Larsen, Ryan Penaz, Joe Penaz, Dan Kiernan and Brandon Byers.

24 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ryan Mills

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know Justin will be missed by many. I wish I had stayed in touch…..I am sorry.

  2. Sherry Hancock

    I will always remember Justin as the boy who came to our house, watched scary movies until late into the night and always had a smile on his face. He left us with many happy memories! I know you are in a better place now, Justin, but we will miss you. My condolences to Justin’s family. May your faith carry you through the heartache.

  3. Stacy Annis Bursch

    Mandy, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Janice Marschel

    My heart aches for all of you. I know God has you in His protective shield during these times. Rely on His strength to get you through these tough days.

  5. Michon Carlson

    Mandi and boys, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and hold you tightly to his chest and give you strength and comfort during this very tragic time. May you also find help in your friends and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  6. Bill Zimmerman

    I offer my condolences to Justin’s family at this time of his passing. He was always very kind to me as a youth and I enjoyed his consistently cheerful demeanor. I pray each of you will find peace through your faith in Christ and hope of a new day with Justin one day.

  7. Wayne and Linda Gruenhagen

    Mandy, you and the boys are on our minds and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  8. Shelley Becker Hasledalen

    Words cannot express the sadness in my heart over the loss of my first cousin, Justin. I will always remember all the fun times we had together as kids at Grandma & Grandpa’s house.

  9. Kathy and Steve Quam

    Mandy, David and Daniel; you are in our prayers. We love you all.
    Steve and Kathy

  10. Krissy (Marschel) DeVries

    Amanda and Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. George Silbernagel

    Justin and I hung out a lot in high school. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing.

  12. Deb Watson

    Mandy, Thinking of you and your boys in your time of need. My sincere condolences. I miss seeing you everyday at work!

  13. Kristi (Persian) Ross

    I pray God will be your pillar of strength and provider of peace and comfort. I’m keeping you all close in thought and prayer.

  14. Tressie Weege

    My condolences to the whole family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  15. Gale Raisanen

    Rita & Justin’s family & friends: I am very sad to learn of Justin’s passing. Know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. May your faith and support from family and friends get you through this difficult time.

  16. Tina Hausladen

    Mandy, My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I did not know him very well but heard nothing but amazing things. He was, and still is, thought highly of and will live on through everyone’s great memories. He will be missed dearly by those who loved him.

  17. Terry & Lori Blowers

    “May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you and grant you His Peace.” You are all in our prayers and we love you.

  18. Lisa Schmidt

    We are so sorry for your loss.

    Chris Rasset & Lisa Schmidt

  19. Jason Penaz

    Justin was a friend that put smiles on a lot of faces. He was full of energy and loved his family and the boys. To Rita; he loved you very much and will be missed by a lot of people. You had a great son. To Mandy and the boys; just remember, Justin loved you all and will be looking down watching you grow and will be by the boys side forever. Keep your family and friends close, nothing is too big to ask for. A hug or just to talk. I wish you all my best. I’m so very sorry for your loss.


    Mandy, my condolences to you and the boys, as well as Justin’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. May God give you the strength to get through it.

  21. Kerri Ann O'Malley

    Mandy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for you. My prayers are with you and your boys. God Bless.

  22. Rick and Peggy Fouquette

    Mandy and boys,
    So, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and wishing you quick healing.

  23. Jeff Specht

    Rita, I’m so, so sorry for your loss and losses. Hang tuff. Jeff

  24. Matt, Kristi, Logan and Camden Bermel

    Mandy, and boys, We are so sorry for your loss. we hope that God wraps his arms around your family during this difficult time and eases your pain. God bless you all.


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