Marshall Strout

Marshall Strout Jr.

Wednesday, January 11th, 1933 - Friday, October 25th, 2019
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Brewer – Marshall M. Strout Jr., 86, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at Maine Veteran’s Home of Bangor surrounded by family. Marshall was born in Bar Harbor on January 11, 1933, a son of the late Kathleen Farnsworth and Marshall Strout Sr.

After graduating from Bar Harbor High School, Marshall served with the 45th Infantry Division during the Korean War, and later was employed by the Department of Transportation for 32 years. On August 24, 1958, he married his love, Frances Whalen. He was a life member and Past Commander of the Daniel E. Geagan Post #98 American Legion in Brewer, a life member and Past Commander of Isaac E. Clewley Post #4917 V.F.W. in Brewer, a life member of Burton-Goode-Sargent Chapter 1 of the Maine Korean War Veterans in Bangor, a life member of The Military Order of the Purple Heart Joshua Chamberlain Chapter 1865 in Brewer, a life member of Bangor Elk’s #244, and a member of the Brewer Fraternal Order of Eagles.

In addition to his parents, Marshall was predeceased by his brother Maurice. Surviving are his beloved wife Frances Strout; two nieces, Debra and Margaret, who are grateful to be with Marshall at his passing; and two nephews, Patrick and David.

A private family service will be held at the Bayside Cemetery in Eastport. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marshall’s memory may be made to the Peavey Memorial Library, 26 Water St., Eastport, ME 04631.
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    Bayside Cemetery
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    EASTPORT, ME 04631
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  • 45th Infantry Division
  • American Legion
  • Army
  • Elks Lodge
  • Fraternal Order of the Eagles
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Korean Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster
  • United Nations Korean Service Medal
  • VFW

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Pat's Pizza

Posted at 03:20pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From the Pat's Pizza crew.

Margaret Whalen Posted at 09:46am

Thank you to Pat’s Pizza crew! As you probably know well, Marshall and Dimpy got Pat’s pizza—small pepperoni—every Sunday night for as long as I can remember from the Hampden and Holden branches. Thanks for the kindness and happy eating you provided for them for decades! Margie, his niece (Your Orono branch provided many comfort meals for my cousin Debra and me this summer and fall through Marshall’s illness.)

Tim LeSiege

Posted at 07:16am
I am saddened to hear of Marshall's passing. When I started working with MaineDOT a little over 30 years ago, he was one of the first people I worked with in the field. We were assigned a project on Route 15 in Orrington in early January. With temperatures well below freezing, he was concerned for his crew and made sure we were safe from the cold. I remember him as a detailed individual who believed in the rank and file, as well as a chain of command. I didn't work in the field long, as I was hired to work out of headquarters, but "Mushy" as he was known to many of us definitely made an impression. I was fresh out of college when I first met him and I will never forget my starting days with him and his crew. They are memories that will last my lifetime and I am thankful to not only have known him, but to have learned from him. May his angels wings protect you all, like they did all of us during those cold days.

Margaret Whalen Posted at 09:25am

Thank you so, so much for sharing this memory and for your kind thoughts. Such a gift to hear about the work part of his life—something I know he took great pride in for many years.

Larry and Eileen Lafland

Posted at 04:13pm
Since 1989 Larry and I have been members of the Eastern Maine Snowmobile Club and have known Marshall since then. He attended every meeting and always made a point of coming in the the kitchen when we were cooking to tell us it was a good meal. I remember the first time it was to be a pot luck dinner, Marshall came and said he didn't cook. I told him the bring a package of rolls. At the dinner he gave me the package and asked if I would put them out. Every pot luck from then on I knew Marshall was bringing the rolls.
We will miss you Marshall. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.

Margaret Whalen Posted at 09:39pm

What a great story! I so appreciate your sharing; it brought a smile at a very sad time. We know how much your group’s friendship meant to Marshall. Many thanks.

Eastern Maine Snowmobile Club

Posted at 04:05pm
We at Eastern Maine Snowmobile Club were saddened to hear of Marshall's passing. He has been a long,long time member of this club and always made a point of attending the monthly meetings. He also arrived with a smile on his face and shared many stories from when he was snowmobiling. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.
The officers ,directors and members of Eastern Maine Snowmobile Club will miss him greatly.

Margaret Whalen Posted at 09:36pm

Thank you so much! I know the club meant a great deal to him. He took me on my only snowmobile ride over 40 years ago—-and remained devoted to your club long after he quit riding himself. Thank you for all the enjoyment he got from being a part of your community! Margie Whalen, niece

Margaret Whalen

Posted at 08:59am
I am writing to ask that you join me in mourning the death of my dear uncle Marshall Strout. Marshall had struggled mightily with his health since mid-July, and my cousin Debra and I were with him for much of that time. It was a hard leave-taking, but as my son wisely told me,”Mom, you are getting the chance to see the heart of the man.” And what a heart it was! Marshall was a lovely uncle, funny, warm and welcoming, courtly and considerate. He earned the affection of all who knew him, including the many nurses who worked with him in these last months, for his unfailing politeness and sweetness even through a difficult time. He was also profoundly brave: the recipient of a Purple Heart as a young man, he battled back from his first illness this summer against all predictions, determined to get back home to his wife Dimpy. He was devoted to Dimpy for their 61 years of marriage, and they were a strong, affectionate team who embodied the fierce independence for which Mainers are known. Much of my love for Maine is grounded in the time I spent with him and Dimpy as a child at the family camp. Debra and I are grateful to have had this time with him—and hope you will honor with us this most honorable man.

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