LeRoy H. Marsch

Alton | Sunday, May 26 2013

LeRoy H. Marsch, 90, died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. Born March 11, 1923 in Jefferson City, MO, he was the son of August F. Marsch Sr. and Alma (Hans) Marsch. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He was a member of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church and attended Upper Alton Baptist Church, belonged to the VFW Post 1308 and Eagles. He retired from the Olin Corporation as a machinist. He married Vivian Tillman December 25, 1941. She preceded him in death December 6, 1970. He then married the former Norma Lee Twichell November 28, 1971. She survives. Also surviving is a son, Michael Marsch Sr. of San Diego, CA, a daughter, Pamela (Michael) Wojcik of Bartlett, IL 4 grandchildren-Michael (Josie) Marsch Jr., Adam(Audra) Wojcik, Matthew Wojcik, and Hannah Wojcik,3 great grandchildren-Megan and Joshua Wojcik,  Emily Wojcik and two sisters- Margaret Marsch, and Evalene Meyer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers - Dan Marsch, Christian Marsch, and August Marsch Jr. and one sister Esther Dickson. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Reverend George Humbertwill officiate. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and College Avenue Presbyterian Church. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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