Ltc Curtis John Carl (Retired) Marg(1927 - 2013)

LTC Curtiss John Carl Marg (Retired)

Lt. Colonel Curtiss John Carl Marg, age 85, died October 19, 2013.

The funeral will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:30 p.m., at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel, with Pastor Larry Peters officiating. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West, with full Military Honors. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 and on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Lt. Colonel Marg was born December 27, 1927 in Camas, Washington, the oldest son of the late Elmer A. and Agnes P. Marg of Granton, WI. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of over 57 years, Gladys Marie Marg (lovingly known as Marge); one brother, Duane E. Marg; one sister, Ruth Agnes Marg; a brother-in-law, Ralph Lautenbach; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Joyce Marg.

He is survived by his children, Curtiss J. C. Marg (Deanne) of Saratoga Springs, NY and Deborah Marie Melson (Daniel) of Clarksville, TN; four grandchildren, Tiffany Ryan (Sean) of Greenfield Center, NY, Carlena O'Neil (Adrian) of Portland, OR, Bray Melson (Julia) and Jordan Melson of Clarksville, TN; and three great-grandchildren, Jake Michael O'Ryan, Morgan Kate O'Ryan and Molly Ella O'Neil. He is also survived by two sisters, Alene Lautenbach and Amber Pischer (Harvey), both of Neilsville, WI; and one brother, Erland Marg (Jeanne) of Wisconsin Dells, WI.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Clarksville, TN. Lt. Colonel Marg entered the United State Army in 1946 and retired after more than 24 years of continuous military service. He served in Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Laos and Vietnam. During his services, he was awarded the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal and other awards and decorations.

Members of the military will serve as Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, Carillon Fund-KVCW, 5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at


Funeral Home

Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 645-6488

Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Oct. 23, 2013