A livestream of the service will be available by accessing https://www.mtmsales.net/thomas
To view the flowers from Allan’s service, click here: Allan Marsden Flowers 1
Allan Marsden, 72, Minot, died Thursday, September 30, 2021, in a Minot hospital.
Allan Clark Marsden was born on November 24, 1948, in St. Albans, Vermont to Warren C. and Ila M. (Graves) Marsden. He called the Binghamton area of upstate New York home during his youth and graduated from Endwell, NY High School in 1966.
Allan enlisted into the US Air Force in February of 1968. Following the completion of basic training he was stationed at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. A majority of his time in the military was spent as an Administration Technician and he attained the rank of Tech Sergeant.
Allan was united in marriage to Sharon Berger on October 31, 1970, in Dickinson, ND. They followed his military career to Germany and the Pentagon until returning to Minot Air Force Base in 1980. Allan’s honorable service to his country didn’t end with his retirement from active duty on December 16, 1985. He continued his career as a civil service employee at Minot Air Force Base until retiring in December of 2010 after 42 years of service to his country. Allan was accorded the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, AF Longevity Service Ribbon with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, AF Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, AF Good Conduct Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and AF Organizational Excellence Award.
Allan was an active member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church serving the church as an usher, greeter, and lector. He was also active in the Knights of Columbus. Allan was a devoted and active supporter of the Boy Scouts at the Pack, Troop and District Levels. He served as a den leader, cub master, committee chairman, assistant scout master and was a vital part of many presentations for the “School Night for Scouting” and annual “Friends of Scouting” fund raisers. Allan was instrumental in the success of the annual Boy Scout Golf Tournament Fund Raiser for 20 years and was a recipient of the District Merit Award and the God and Country Award for Boy Scouts of America.
Allan was active in sports during his younger years spending many hours playing football, softball, volleyball, and golf. Also, he enjoyed reading action novels, pinochle, fishing, and hunting.
Allan is survived by his loving wife of nearly 51 years, Sharon of Minot; son Scott of Cincinnati, OH; brother Paul (Jill); in-laws: Sister Mary Jane Berger O.S.B., Allen (Jeannette) Berger, Robert (Gloria) Berger and Richard (Julie) Berger and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Allan was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2021, at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, Minot. A livestream of the service will be available by accessing https://www.mtmsales.net/thomas
Interment: Veterans Section of Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND
Vigil Prayer Service: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021, at St. John’s Catholic Church.
Visitation: Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church.
Memorials are preferred to the Wounded Warrior Project.