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David Marshall Packard

David Marshall Packard, age 84, of Desoto, Missouri, formerly of Southern Illinois, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Baisch Skilled Nursing Facility in Desoto, Missouri.

David was born May 03, 1937 in Worden, Illinois, a son of Marlin and Grace Elizabeth (Moore) Packard. He married Catherine Marie Kandlbinder on May 18, 1989 in Hickman, Kentucky. Together, they have shared more than 34 years of marriage. She survives.

Mr. Packard was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Prior to his retirement, David had worked as a professor at John A. Logan College. He was an avid world traveler, of which he enjoyed very much.

He is survived by his spouse Catherine Marie Packard of Desoto, MO; three children, Margaret Diana (Paul) Annable, David Marshall (Beth) Packard II, and Marci Desire (Joe) McClellan; one brother, Thomas Alan (Pat) Packard; and his Step-Daughter, Marinda Marie Williams (Phillip Fox), Step-Son, Robert Theron (Joni) Roland, 14 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.  As well as his mother-in-law, Theola Kandlbinder, 5 sister- in- laws, 4 brother-in-laws, and several neices and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Richard Packard, and father-in-law Arnold Kandlbinder.

Private visitation and memorial services will be held at a later date. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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David and Catherine are the kinds of people one can only hope to have as friends, Denise and I are a couple of the lucky ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

David and Denise Sweetin Feb 11 2022 8:19 PM

Saturdays memorial will happen without me being there.
David will be honored,
and everyone will find their exit.
But my sweet sister will be lost.
Her and David made a pair.
Now, one is missing.
Please, please keep her in your prayers.
I know I will

Colette Henderson Feb 10 2022 12:57 AM

So sorry for your loss, Cathy.

Sharon Blackwell Shepherd Feb 5 2022 8:07 PM

David will be missed by all those that he touched. Making a difference in someone's life is the greatest accomplishment and gift to mankind. Rest In Peace, David!

Cindy Gerner Feb 5 2022 2:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Packard

Cindy Gerner Feb 5 2022 2:03 AM

Catherine sorry to hear about David. Prayers for Gods grace upon you and your family.

Terry Clark Feb 4 2022 4:23 PM

David Packard made a significant contribution to John A. Logan College and to hundreds of students as a professor of English/humanities for many years. His loss is a loss that will be felt by many. Ray Hancock

Ray Hancock Feb 3 2022 7:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Packard

Ryder Boese Feb 3 2022 1:24 PM

What a fine man and a
terrific colleague. RIP

Steve Falcone Feb 2 2022 9:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Packard

Steve Falcone Feb 2 2022 9:03 PM

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