of Pierre, South Dakota, formerly of Midland, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at the Beverly Healthcare in Pierre at the age of 83
Robert L. Marrington, better known as "Bob" to his family and friends, was born January 19, 1920 at Philip, South Dakota, the son of Fred "Ted" and Ada (Schwartz) Marrington.
He grew up on a farm-ranch in the Milesville area and attended school in that community. As a young man he worked for various farmers and ranchers near Milesville. Later he moved to Oregon where he worked for two years before returning to Haakon County.
Robert was united in marriage to Pauline Petoske on June 3, 1944 at Philip, South Dakota.
They made their home on a farm-ranch near Milesville for a year before moving into Philip. While in Philip, he worked for Dorothy Brothers for a couple years. Then they moved to a ranch near Milesville where they lived until the late 1940’s when they moved to a ranch north of Midland. In 1954 they moved onto Pauline’s parents’ homestead located seventeen miles northeast of Midland. They continued to farm and ranch the homestead until their retirement in 1989. In 1989 they moved into Midland where they resided until November 2001 when they moved to Pierre for health reasons.
Bob enjoyed the outdoors, especially horseback riding, playing baseball, fishing, hunting and listening to music. He enjoyed working with his livestock and farm machinery. His later years were spent visiting with his family and many friends.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Pauline Marrington of Pierre; a son, Robert D. Marrington and his wife Susan of Riverton, Wyoming and their two children, Chad Marrington and Amy Jones and her husband Sheldon; two daughters and their families, Dianna Dinsmore of Midland and her children, Deborah Snook and her husband Gary and their two children Gavin and Garrett Snook, and Matthew Eldridge and his wife Amy; and Dena Merchen and her husband Jim of Powder Springs, Georgia and their son, Alex; two brothers, Glenn Marrington and his wife Rose of Pierre and Dean Marrington and his wife Avis of Gillette, Wyoming; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A son Paul Marrington; one granddaughter, Dana Marrington; a great-grandson, Taylon Marrington; a son-in-law Vincent Dinsmore; his parents, Ted and Ada Marrington; a sister Betty Rathbun and a brother-in-law Chelsea "Muggs" Rathbun preceded Bob in death.
Mass of Christian Burial for Robert L. "Bob" Marrington was celebrated 10:00 a.m. MDT on Monday July 14, 2003 at St. William’s Catholic Church in Midland with Father Dale Kutil as the Celebrant.
Visitation was on Sunday afternoon July 13, 2003 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MDT with a rosary service scheduled for 7:00 p.m. all at St. William’s Catholic Church in Midland.
Interment will be in the Midland Cemetery.
A memorial is established.
Father Dale Kutil
"How Great Thou Art"
"Join In The Dance"
Terry Schofield - Delmer Finn
Matthew Eldridge - Chad Marrington
Sheldon Jones - Gary Snook
Alex Merchen - Todd Marrington
All Relatives and Friends in Attendance
Midland, South Dakota
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 a.m. MDT
Monday, July 14, 2003
St. William's Catholic Church in Midland