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Carl Marsh (1946 - 2013)

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Carl G. Marsh

Carl G. Marsh, 66, Appleton, devoted husband and FANTABULOUS father, went peacefully home to be with Jesus his Savior on January 12, 2013, after losing his battle with COPD and diabetes. Carl was born on October 31, 1946, to his proud parents, Otto and Alma (Timm) Marsh.

Carl joined the US Navy in 1964 and served his country proudly on the USS New Jersey as a Damage Control Man. He was honorably discharged in October 1969. In 1971, he married the love of his life, Winifred "Jackie" (Baldwin) Scruggs.

His career was one of caring for people and included working as a Firefighter for the Sparta Fire Department, and the 440th Air Lift at Mitchell Field. He was an Industrial Safety Compliance officer for OSHA in Appleton. Carl retired after working 27 years for the U.S. government in 1995. He then became a corporate Safety Manager for Wolf River Lumber, and later finished his career, owning his own consulting business.

The SPAM man was known by all as a fun-loving country music fanatic who loved SPAM! He is now with his favorite star: Johnny Cash. Carl loved his Lord and Savior with his whole heart and served Him as an usher for each congregation he attended since he was 16.

Carl was always there for anyone who needed a friend. Carl and Jackie sheltered many who needed a bed for the night or a home. He was an amazing father and grandfather and did his best to be at every concert, game or play that his children and grandchildren were in. He took much pride in each of them.

Carl will be greatly missed by his wife Jackie, children: Marlo (Marsh) Dempsey, Thomas (Jean) Scruggs, Franklin (special friend Jan) Scruggs, Jack (Connie) Scruggs and Denise Scruggs; along with 12 grandchildren: Cody, Blake and Caitlin Dempsey, Jennifer, Elaina and Tommy Scruggs, Matthew and Rebecca Scruggs, Sarah (Jacob) Snodgrass, Kristen (Josh) Parkhurst, Alicia DuRoy-Saunders and Christopher DuRoy; along with 11 great grandchildren. Carl will also be missed by his sisters: Janet (John) Gellerman and Alice Lecher, and brother: David (Nancy) Marsh along with family and friends too numerous to name.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2013, at Fox Valley Christian Fellowship, 1200 W. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, with Pastor Steven Nickel officating. Interment will take place at Wisconsin Veteran's Cemetery, King, WI. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service. Full military honors will be performed by members of the United States Navy and the William Verhagen Legion Post #60, Kimberly. A memorial has been established in Carl's name.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 17, 2013
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