John Alan Marsh, 67, of Fayette, Ohio, died June 12, 2019, at Promedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio.
Born May 3, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio, John was the son of the late John Arnott and Clara Belle (White) Marsh. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Nanette Iott, on Nov. 24, 1973, in Temperance, Mich.
John graduated from Ida High School in 1970 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served through 1973. During his time in the Marines, he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, during the end of the Vietnam War. John and Nanette later settled in the Waldron area and John was employed first at Morton Buildings in Adrian as a crew leader, and later in the maintenance department of Rima Manufacturing in Hudson. He retired from Merillat Cabinetry.
John was a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. He was a man of deep faith and a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Morenci where he served on the church council. He was also a partner with Compassion International through which he and Nanette supported several children from different parts of the world.
He loved to play, coach, teach and watch baseball and was an all-star from Monroe County. He played second base and centerfield for the 2nd Marine Division at Camp LeJune, N.C. He also enjoyed golf and gardening, and took on woodworking projects of all kinds—especially swing sets and tree houses for the grand kids.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by two sons, Jesse (and Donna) Marsh of Reading, Mich., and Jeff (and Jackie) Marsh of LaGrange, Ohio; three siblings, Susan (and Leonard) Ridgeway of Union, W.V., Roger Marsh of Dundee, Mich., and Linda Marsh of Erie, Mich.; nine grandchildren, Jake, Justin M., Justin P., Jason, Jorden, Jordan, Josh, Zac and Morgan; and great-grandchildren, Audrey and McKenna.
Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Morenci, with Rev. Mark Rosenberg officiating. Burial will follow in Lime Creek Cemetery in Medina Township, with military honors conducted by the Morenci American Legion Post 368.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Compassion International.