Will Marshal died yesterday after a long illness. He will be missed. Will was a close friend, neighbor and a long term leader and supporter of the Prairie Garden Trust. He served on the PGT Board of Trustees up until the time of his death. For many years he served as the president of the board.
Will owned much of the land that is now the Prairie Garden Trust. In 1970 he sold 80-acres to my parents. More recently he sold us 270-acres along Hiller’s Creek. He loved the idea of turning the property into a public nature garden. He loved the property and was able to stay there until the last few weeks when he moved to hospice to be closer to his children in Kanas City.
Of all the chores at the PGT he especially enjoyed helping with controlled burns. He was helping with a burn when I snapped this picture ten years ago.