Terril V. Marsh Dolwig, 69
June 4, 1947 — Dec. 11, 2016
Terril Vicky (Heid) Marsh Dolwig was born to eternal life on Dec. 11, 2016, at the age of 69 at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend. A celebration of Terri’s life will be held by the immediate family at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Grafton. Pastor Ashley Nolte will be officiating the service. Burial to take place next spring at Peace Church Cemetery in New Salem, N.D. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a local cancer charity, Lindsay’s Voice, are appreciated. Please make checks to Lindsay’s Voice and mail to Jason Marsh, 401 Highlander Blvd., Theresa, WI 53091. For online condolences, please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.
A special thank you to Dr. Menon and the nurses at Froedtert Cancer and Advanced Care Centers, Horizon Home Care & Hospice and The Kathy Hospice for their concern and caring. Finally, the wonderful, personal prayers given by Pastor Nolte in the family’s time of need.
Terri was born on June 4, 1947, in Bismarck, N.D., and grew up on her family farm in New Salem, N.D. She was named after a cowgirl in a book by her father’s favorite autho,r Zane Gray, called “West Of The Pecos.” She graduated from New Salem High School, class of 1965. She loved sports and participated yearly in track, which was the only girls sport at the time. She also was involved in choir, was active at Peace UCC Church, and took part in many youth activities. She fondly said her school classmates were very close, and over the years they had socialized together frequently.
She continued her education at Dickinson State University, where she graduated in May 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and a minor in biology.
In 1969 she married fellow classmate George Marsh, graduated and had her son, Jason. Over the years they spent time in North Dakota, Illinois and Colorado and finally settled in Wisconsin. In June 2001, she moved to Sparks, Nev., to be with Mark Dolwig, and they married in July 2003. While in Nevada, they liked to go to California to take in Oakland Raiders games and visit Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and many other tourist sites. In late 2003, they moved back to Wisconsin as it was very difficult for her to be so far away from her grandchildren. Terri spent 15 years in the mortgage loan business, working as a loan processor for several major bank and mortgage companies.
Terri loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, going to rock concerts and Packers, Brewers and Bucks games. She especially enjoyed Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Cedarburg’s Summer Sounds and seasonal festivals and the diverse plays at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Terri’s honesty and straightforward nature made her well-respected by loved ones and business associates alike. She believed in giving everyone a chance and was a self-proclaimed liberal. Her infectious laugh touched the lives of all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her deeply saddened family, friends and community.
Terri is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, Mark Dolwig. Best friend and dear mother of Jason (Corrine) Marsh. Loving step-mother of Stephanie (Mike) Graham. Proud grandmother of Aspyn and Autumn Marsh, and Megan and Adam Graham. Further survived by sister Jackie Heid and brother David (Tami) Heid. Loving aunt of Kyle (Rebecca) Deming, Brent (Kerry) Heid and Michele (Sean) Heid-Burger. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Terri was preceded in death by her father, Fred Heid Jr., and mother, Anne (nee Westermann) Heid and nephew Zacharia Deming.