William E. Marsh, 93|
E. “Bill” Marsh, 93, of Big Cedar Lake passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015,
at his home with his family by his side.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1921, in Edgar to the late Frederick and Martha (nee
Hughs) Marsh. Bill served honorable in the United States Coast Guard during
World War II. After his return Bill was united in marriage to Lorraine Shampo on
April 22, 1944, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Milwaukee.
Bill and Lorraine built their home in Glendale and summered on Big Cedar Lake.
In 1984, Bill retired from C.G. Schmidt Construction Company in Milwaukee after
32 years and they moved to Big Cedar Lake full time.
Bill was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. He was a former member of the
Nabob Snowmobile Club, and Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,
horseshoe league at Heilman’s and riding his bike every day until age 92.
He is survived by a daughter, Judith (Dennis Sr.) Johnson, of Kewaskum; two
grandchildren, Laurie (Tom) O’Brien of Slinger and Dennis (Matt Mulligan)
Johnson Jr. of Madison; four great-grandchildren, Morgan O’Brien, Dylan O’Brien,
Maddy Johnson, and Lauren Johnson; a sister, Veronica Venstra of Pembine; a
sister-inlaw, Geraldine Shampo of Niagara; a brother-in-law, Dr. Dale (Lucy)
Shampo of Iron Mountain, Michigan; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lorraine in 2013; a son, William
“Butch” Marsh; three sisters, Edith, Gwen and Jean; two brothers, Bertram and
Sidney; two brothers-in-law, Kenneth and Gerald Shampo; sister-in-law, Donna
A graveside service in remembrance of Bill will be held later in April at St.
Matthias Cemetery in Nabob. The Rev. Davies Edassery will officiate.
Memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Comfort Care and Seasons Hospice for the
wonderful care Bill received.
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