John Joseph Marcouiller

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Schramka-Densow Funeral Home in Thiensville for John Joseph Marcouiller, who passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at the age of 78, surrounded by family at his home in Mequon. Visitation will be held Wednesday at the funeral home, from 3 p.m. until the time of service.

John was born March 4, 1927 in Tomahawk, son of John Joseph and Pearl Catherine (nee Schulz) Marcouiller. He graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Tomahawk in 1941. In 1945, he graduated from Merrill Senior High School. He attended Syracuse University in New York, where he graduated in 1949 with a bachelor of science degree in forrestry.

John served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was stationed in Japan from September 1950 to September 1952. After the military, he was employed by Consolidated from June 1949 to September 1950; by US Plywood from January 1953 to August 1971; and then worked for Sterling Custom Homes from November 1971 to May 1982. He semi-retired in 1982.

John was a great outdoorsman. He loved deer hunting and was an avid fisherman. He was also very talented in sports. He earned a golden glove in boxing and, during high school, lettered in boxing, football and basketball.

John is survived by his wife Patricia (nee Diggins-Michalski) Marcouiller (married Nov. 6, 1999); sons Charles Joseph (Shana) Marcouiller of Seattle, Wash., and Jerome "Jay" Francis Marcouiller of New Richmond; stepdaughter Sally Ann (Bill) Wittman; stepsons Edward (Celeste) Michalski and David (Deborah) Michalski; granddaughter Alexis Pearl; stepgrandchildren Sean, Amanda and Erin Weliky, Corey Lynn and Jake Wittman, Jozef, Andrjez, Ryan, Anne, Katie and Elizabeth Michalski; and sister Beverly Baumgart of Merrill. John is further survived and will be lovingly missed by his dog Lucy, a Manchester Terrier.

John was preceded in death by his first wife Maureen (nee O’Riordan) Marcouiller (who died in December 1997); grandson Maxwell Charles (who died July 2004); and sister Audrey Beilke (who died in 1998).