Gibbon baker remembered for kind smile and delicious goods

GIBBON – Marshall Bushard, known for his quality products made at Marsh’s Bakery in Gibbon, died Friday at the Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop.

Bushard, who was 91, owned and operated the bakery for 40 years in Gibbon. His desire to bake began when he was a child and continued during his service in the U.S. Navy.

He is also remembered as playing amateur baseball, serving as a firefighter and attending ball games in Gibbon.

A former American Legion Post 226 Commander, Bushard was active in many organizations. Perhaps, he was best known for his baking ability, kind heart and his smile.

“His bread and rolls were delicious,” said former Gibbon Fire Chief and teacher Floyd Kent. “I liked visiting with him. Everyone liked his bakery. He was very active, taking part in whatever was going on in town. He was very proud of his family.”

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 19 at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church, Gibbon.

Burial will full military honors by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard will follow in the church cemetery.

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