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Melvin Marschall

Mel passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at Alamo Nursing Home.

He was born August 6, 1935 in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Ortmann) Marschall. Mel graduated from Otsego High School in 1953, and went on to proudly serve his country in the US Army. For 35 years he had worked at Sears as a mechanic and had also worked 10 years at Otsego High School.

In his free time Mel enjoyed hunting, working in his vegetable garden, farming and watching football.

On September 29, 1956 in Kalamazoo he married Linda Scott who passed away in 2014. Mel and Linda loved their family very much and had been foster parents for 30 years.

Surviving are his children, Diane (Gene) Slater and Carl Marschall; grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Slater, Scott (Kim) Slater, Keri (Sean) Newton, Kevin (Laura) Slater, Kristy (Travis) Taylor, Jessica Brady, Cassie Marschall and Chelsea Marschall and a very special sister-in-law, Sue Marschall.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Christopher in 1977 and brother, Chris Marschall.

Friends may visit with Mel’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Alamo Community Congregational Church with Pastor Don Boss officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery, Alamo Township.

Contributions in memory of Mel may be made to

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan

, Alamo Nursing Home or Alamo Community Congregational Church.

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Deb Blackwood (Greenman)

July 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm

He was a wonderful man. Loved seeing him in stores.


Nancy (Rector) Zeluff

July 14, 2018 at 7:02 pm

I will always remember Mel with his big smile and big heart. He had a great sense of humor and I laughed when he told some funny stories that had happened. Rest in Peace, Mel. Nancy


Verlen & Judy Miller

July 14, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Diane and family…we are so sorry. He will be remembered as a loving family man who also love Jesus and his friends. Love to you all. Verlen & Judy and family.


Sacramenta Landrum

July 15, 2018 at 10:35 am

Deepest condolences to the Marschall family and friends for the loss of your loved one Melvin. You will be reunited with Melvin again very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule Daniel 2: 44 that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6: 9, 10, no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.


Laura Blanchard

July 16, 2018 at 9:20 pm

The Blanchard family extends our sympathies, prayers and love.


Terry & Char Bonnell

July 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Dear Diane and family,

Your dad was a special man with a tender heart. We also enjoyed his mischievous humor. We pray that God’s loving embrace comforts you during this difficult time. Much love to all of you.


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