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William M. MARCHAND


1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
William M. MARCHAND Obituary
(1932-2016) Died on September 25th. Born August 11th in Rice, Minnesota, he grew up and attended college in Bemidji. He married Martha Marchand (McGuire) in 1957 and they spent the first two years of their marriage in Germany, where Bill was stationed with the tank corps in the army. After completing his PhD in Theater at the University of Minnesota in 1965, he was hired to teach Humanities on the University's St. Paul campus. He was an award-winning teacher, much beloved by his students. He also served for almost three decades as the advisor and director for Punchinello Players, a student theater group located on the St. Paul campus. He will be remembered for his far ranging curiosity, his love of ideas and good conversation, irreverent sense of humor, and deep love of his family. He was never without a book. He is predeceased by his parents, Louis and Adelaide Marchand, and his sister, Georgiana (Vance) Jackovich. He is survived by his three brothers, Louis (m. Mary Lou), Peter (m. Carol), and David (m. Mara), his wife, Martha of 58 years, his three children, Dan (m. Michelle), Mary (m. Nicholas), and Sarah (m. Dan), and his three grandchildren, Samuel, William, and Aaron. A memorial service will be held at 2:00, October 8th at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Ave. St. Paul, 55108. All who knew Bill are invited to the service; a reception will follow. For additional questions, contact [email protected] Memorial contributions can be made to Keystone Community Services, 2000 St. Anthony Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104.
Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 2, 2016
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