Glenn “Dexter” Marsch, 75, of Hawesville, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Heartford House in Owensboro after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on February 14, 1944 in Hancock County to the late George D. and Georgia Pearl Holland Marsch. Dexter married Lula M. Neff on June 25, 1966 at St. Mary of the Woods in McQuady, KY. He was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church and retired as a maintenance mechanic at Domtar after 40 years of service. He was a member of USWA Local # 1261. While working there, he made many lifelong friends who often credited him for his generosity and cleverness. Dexter enjoyed working with his hands, farming and raising livestock. He shared his love of horses, mules and camping with his family and friends. He built his own wagon for his favorite mules, Molly and Polly, and enjoyed many rides through the countryside. He was a member of the Southern Indiana Draft and Mule Assoc. As a member he sponsored annual fall rides on his farm.
Dexter shared 53 years of marriage with his best friend “Lou” and together they made a life full of wonderful memories. Dexter’s greatest joy was sharing childhood stories with his grandkids and being their hero, “Pops”. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Sarah Rose Hancock, Eva M. Howard, Katie Lou Marsch, Robert Marsch and a granddaughter, Morgan H. Marsch.
Survivors include his wife, Lula Mae Neff Marsch; son, Scott (Donna) Marsch; daughter, Cathy (Wayne) Boswell; grandchildren, Hannah Boswell, Leah Marsch, Andrew Boswell and Samuel Marsch; sisters, Adrian Howard, Georgine (Clyde) Poole and Mary (John) Buck; Brothers, Gary Marsch and Dr. Walter (Brenda) Marsch along with several nieces and nephews.
Mass will be held at 10 am on Monday September 9, 2019 at St. Columba Catholic Church with Fr. Terry Devine officiating, burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3 pm until 8 pm with prayers at 6 pm at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Lewisport and on Monday from 9 am until service time at St. Columba. Memorial Contributions may be made to Heartford House or American Cancer Society.
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