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Marrel James Westcott
Marrell James MJ Westcot, 78, of Abrams, died Aug. 24th.
Born Oct. 11, 1935, the first of three boys, to the late Orville and Frances (Hellmann) Westcot, he graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1953, attended the Agriculture Short Course at UW-Madison and joined the Wisconsin National Guard in 1954 being honorably discharged in 1960, with the rank of Sergeant First Class. On Jan. 23, 1976, he married Kathy Edlebeck.
After a long working career, he retired June 4, 1998. He helped found Pensaukee Volunteer Fire Department in 1974 of which he was a member, held many offices and helped with picnics and money raising events, was a member of the American Legion Machickanee Post 523 from Abrams and currently working on the committee for the Town of Pensaukee Rural Schools Reunion. He always looked forward to the great camping excursions with the Benders, Allens and Johnsons.
He is survived by his wife Kathy and three children, Todd Westcot and Debra (Mike) Price of Abrams and Teri (Randy) Peterson of Peshtigo; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; four nephews; two great nephews; two godchildren; one uncle and aunt and numerous cousins, friends and morning coffee crew that drank a lot of coffee and solved the worlds problems.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Frances; two brothers Clair and Kieth (Brenda); paternal grandparents, John Fred and Lillian Westcot; maternal grandparents, John and Rose Hellmann; two great granddaughters, Connie and Karalynn; father and mother-in-law George and Violet Edlebeck and coffee buddy Norm.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 12 Noon until time of service at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29th. Brother Roman Sleger will officiate and burial will be at Brookside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association-Wisconsin or the American Diabetes Association-Wisconsin.
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