Michele ‘Mike’ Marsh


Michele 'Mike' Marsh

Michele "Mike" Marsh, 60, of Vermillion, SD passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, November 20, 2012 after a short battle with cancer.

Mike was born June 2, 1952 in Watertown, SD to Arthur and Mary (Tolbert) Marsh. He graduated from Watertown High School and married Judy Pietz on April 27, 1974 in Watertown. They moved to Vermillion in 1975 where he worked as a cook for the University of South Dakota. He also enjoyed riding the trike he built, watching the country sunsets, spending time with friends and family, and creating wonderful works of metal art.

Mike is survived by his wife Judy of Vermillion, a son Quinn (Kim) of Yankton, SD two daughters: Terah (Scott) Schoenfish of Menno, SD and Jenny (Blake) Dahle of Watertown. He is also survived by two brothers: Bill (Diane) Marsh of Brookings, SD and Dave (Becky) Marsh of Watertown, and three sisters: Mary Lou Schindler of Carson City, NV, Bonnie (Jim) Dallas of Jefferson, CO and Colleen (Lee) Grawe of Gallatin, MO, eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his loving dog Taz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Randy.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24 at the St. Thomas More Newman Center on the USD Campus in Vermillion. There will be a visitation on Friday, November 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. hansenfuneralhome.com.

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