Melvin H.‘Mel’ ‘Mick’ Marschall
Aug. 20, 1927 – Oct. 26, 2013
Melvin H. “Mel” “Mick” Marschall of Waukesha entered immortality Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. He was born in Wausau on Aug. 20, 1927, to the late Rudolph and Selma (Seehafer) Marschall.
On Aug. 21, 1954, he married Alice Johnson of Irma at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Alice preceded Mick in death in 2002. He was in the Class of 1945 at Wausau Senior High School and also a graduate of Chicago Linotype School. He served in combat in the Korean War as an infantry platoon sergeant. A draftee, Mick attained the rank of master sergeant in 22 months and then proudly served as company 1st sergeant for the U.S. Army. Mick worked as a railway clerk for the Milwaukee Road for 12 years, sold and leased railroad cars with GATX for 30 years, then joined Pittsburg Tank & Tower as regional sales manager until he entered full retirement.
Mick was a lifetime member of the VFW 40th Infantry Division Korean War Veteran’s Association, a former member of the Milwaukee Traffic Club and MTC bowling league. He attended services at Ascension Lutheran Church, Waukesha. Mel enjoyed watching sports on television, especially the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers, and was a former Boy Scout leader.
Mick is survived by his sons, Randy (Sandy) Marschall in Ingleside, Ill., and Dr. Jon (Catherine) Marschall, Waukesha; brother, Clarence (Helen) Marschall of Rib Mountain; sister, Virginia Roche of Wausau; and his loving best friend, Marge Petaja of Tomahawk. Grandchildren include Sheila, James and twins, Hannah and Ben of Ingleside and Justin and Caitlin of Waukesha.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice; an infant daughter, Lynne Renee Marschall; and his brother, Earl “Pat” Marschall of Berwyn, Ill.
Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the 1:30 p.m. funeral service Friday, Nov. 1, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 300 Logan St., Merrill. Entombment with full military honors conducted by the Merrill VFW Post #1638 honor guard will immediately follow at Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Mel may be given to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.