William J. Marsh

William J. Marsh, age 80 of Tecumseh, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Bixby Hospital. He was born July 13, 1932 in Bluffton, Ind., the son of Chester and Hazel Marsh. On August 25, 1951 he married Violet Hoffman in Detroit, Mich., and she survives.William was an active member of Clinton United Methodist Church. He was the past master of the Masonic Lodge in Detroit and transferred to Saline. William was a member of the Detroit Carpenters Union 687 for over 50 years. He enjoyed gardening, flowers, and was active with Meals on Wheels. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.In addition to his wife Violet, William is survived by a son Ken (Sue) Marsh of Saline; three daughters, Dorene (Michael) Brewer of Saline, Joyce Bailey of Saline, and Donna (Bradley) Raymond of Monroe; a special sister-in-law, Donna (Bruce Jr.) Howat of Dearborn Heights; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of close friends. William was preceded in death by his parents, a twin brother Robert and a sister Thelma Jean Allen.Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 28 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. A funeral service to celebrate William’s life was held on Wednesday starting at 11 a.m. at the Clinton United Methodist Church with Pastor Faye McKinstry officiating. The family received friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial followed services at Oakwood Cemetery, Saline. Memorial contributions may be made to Clinton United Methodist Church toward the new cross emblem being placed on the front of the church building. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.

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