Melvin H. "Mick" "Mel" Marschall(1927 - 2013)

Marschall, Melvin H. "Mel" "Mick" Melvin H. "Mel" "Mick" Marschall of Waukesha, WI entered immortality on October 26, 2013. He was born in Wausau, WI August 20, 1927 to the late Rudolph and Selma (nee Seehafer) Marschall. On August 21, 1954 he married Alice Johnson of Irma, WI at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Alice preceded Mick in death in 2002. He was in the class of 1945 at Wausau Senior High School and also a graduate of Chicago Linotype School. He served in combat in the Korean War as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant. A draftee, Mick attained the rank of Master Sergeant in 22 months and then proudly served as Company 1st Sergeant for the U.S. Army. Mick worked as a railway clerk for the Milwaukee Road for 12 years, sold and leased railroad cars with GATX for 30 years, then joined Pittsburg Tank & Tower as Regional Sales Manager until he entered full retirement. Mick was a lifetime member of the VFW 40th Infantry Division Korean War Veteran's Association, a former member of the Milwaukee Traffic Club and MTC bowling league. He attended services at Ascension Lutheran Church, Waukesha. Mel enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers and was a former Boy Scout Leader. Mick is survived by his sons, Randy (Sandy) Marschall in Ingleside, IL; Dr. Jon (Catherine) Marschall, Waukesha, WI; brother Clarence (Helen) Marschall of Rib Mountain, WI; sister, Virginia Roche of Wausau, WI; and loving best friend, Marge Petaja, Tomahawk, WI. Grandchildren include: Sheila, James and twins, Hannah and Ben of Ingleside, IL; Justin and Caitlin of Waukesha, WI. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice, his infant daughter, Lynne Renee Marschall and his brother Earl "Pat" Marschall of Berwyn, IL. The visitation for Mick will be held from 4:30 PM. until the 6:30 PM. funeral service on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Cesarz, Charapata, and Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188. A second visitation will be held from 11:30 AM until the 1:30 PM funeral service on Friday, November 1, 2013 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 300 Logan Street, Merrill, Wisconsin 54452. Entombment with full military honors conducted by the Merrill VFW Post #1638 honor guard will immediately follow at Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Mel may be given to the , N19W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 29, 2013