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Time to move on

Getting full service at a gas station was once commonplace — a practice that, for the most part, has faded away. But one man, Marshall’s own Len DeSchepper, has kept the tradition going. On Thursday, he was honored for his service a day before he steps aw

September 6, 2013

MARSHALL — Over the course of a 44-year career, Len DeSchepper was nothing if not committed to helping customers....

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Sep-06-13 9:55 AM

Len is a gem. Pumping gas and sending love and kindness to everybody who stops by. We will miss you.

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Sep-06-13 1:00 PM

I remember this gas station!! I graduated from west side elementary in 1977 and walked by Lens' Sinclair EVERY DAY on my way to & from school. It's true Len is a true gentleman. My brother used to bully me a lot. One day we we walking by Len' station and he intervened. He told my brother to quit it and then insisted my dad come and

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Sep-06-13 1:09 PM

(Continuing from previous comment) When my dad arrived, he gave my dad an earful. After that day u always LOVED to walk by that gas station. Len always had a smile & a wave for me and a stern look for my brother. Len is the one of the few people (including Miss Lucile at west side) who told my brother what he was doing was wrong. As I type I have tears in my eyes because the kindness displayed by Len. Thank You Len, you have a special place in my heart!

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Sep-09-13 8:17 PM

I tell my own kids about riding my bike to Lenny's and getting a pop and Lenny calling me and my sister "boys". Two of our brothers worked at the station and we were the tail end girls in a family. Many years later when I moved back to Marshall I knew where to go when I had car trouble. It was a good feeling knowing you'd be taken care of - Thanks Len, Brian, Jeff and Marj. Enjoy your retirement! One of the boys! Ann Doyscher Domres

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