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Clifford G. Marshall
Clifford G. Marshall, 78, of Lakewood, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13 after a courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease.
Born in Wabeno to the late G. Clifford and Erna (Jossie) Marshall on May 31, 1935, he married Jean Johnvin on Sept. 13, 1958 at Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain. Two weeks after their marriage, he was drafted into the United States Army and 2 years later was honorably discharged. He established Marshall Excavating in 1965 and his health forced him to retire in 2004.
He served as Chairman for the Town of Lakewood for 10 years, was a Supervisor for Oconto County for 12 years, President of the Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Club for 18 years, member of the Lakewood Mardi Gras Association for 18 years, member of the American Legion Post #44 and ran the Paul Bunyan Ski Hill for many years. He played in a grandfathers golf tournament and won the first place trophy in 1994. He served on the boards for both Tabor Lutheran Church and St. John Lutheran Church holding various positions.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; a son, Kevin C. (Jill) Marshall; two daughters, Nadene (John) Stegall and Shirley (Dennis) Soulier, all of Lakewood; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren with another one due in April; a step sister-in-law, Lola Kuhn, of Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Audrey (Joe) Fonferek, of Suring and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, J.C. Stegall; his step-mother, Laura; two step-brothers, George and Wally and a step-sister-in-law, Bonnie.
Visitation will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Townsend on Friday, Dec. 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steve Mueller officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Forest Cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family.
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