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Earl Marschall (1923 - 2013)

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Marschall, Earl 'Pat'

Earl "Pat" Marschall, 87, Berwyn, Ill., passed away Monday, May 27, 2013, at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn.

He was born July 26, 1923, in Wausau to Rudolph and Selma (Seehafer) Marschall. He attended Wausau schools prior to being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943.

While in the Battle of the Bulge, he was wounded and captured by the Germans in December 1944.

Prior to his discharge as a corporal in 1945, he was the recipient of several medals including the Purple Heart for his injuries and, the one he was most proud of, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two battle stars.

Pat worked in Chicago as a millwright for Ford Motors and American Can. He was a member of Bill Hoeft's Muskie Club in Wausau for many years.

Pat is survived by his wife, Vera (Simaner) Marschall, and daughter, Sue Marschall, both of Berwyn, Ill. Surviving also are two brothers, Clarence (Helen) Marschall, Rib Mountain, and Melvin "Mickey" Marschall, Waukesha; one sister, Virginia Marschall Roche, Wausau; special friend, Bud Brandenburg, Wausau; special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Alice (Johnson) Marschall; and brother-in-law, Tom Roche.

A religious service was held May 30, 2013, at Adolf Funeral Home in Berwyn with the Rev. Mark Matthews officiating.

Full military rites were accorded to Pat on May 31 at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau, by the U.S. Army Honor Guard of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on June 19, 2013
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