William E. Marsh, 93
Aug. 25, 1921 -- Feb. 25, 2015
William 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 honorably 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 Co. 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-in-law, Geraldine Shampo of Niagara; a brotherin- 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; and sister-in-law, Donna Shampo.
A memorial Mass in remembrance of Bill will be held on Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church (4868 Highway 175). Burial of his cremated remains with full military honors will follow in St. Matthias Cemetery, Nabob.
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.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.