February 6, 2014

Michael Charles “Doc” Marsh

MarshMike Marsh passed away February 4, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska surrounded by his family and friends following a lengthy illness.  Mike was born December 29, 1952 in Leon, Iowa to Ernest Marsh and Darlene (Dobesh) Marsh.  He was a graduate of Hastings High School in Hastings, Nebraska and attended pre-med at Kearny State College in Kearny, Nebraska before joining the United States Navy and serving with distinction.  Mike was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Expert Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation, as well as many other commendations during his service to his country.  He retired from the Navy in September of 1996 and felt it was a great privilege and honor to have served his country.  In addition to serving in the Navy, Mike earned his BS in Hospital Management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, and completed a Medical Assistant certificate program at the University of Nebraska.  He loved people and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others in need, volunteering at St. Elizabeth’s, HHS, and with the Special Olympics.  He was also a proud member of St. John’s parish, the Knights of Columbus, VFW Lodge 131 and the DAV.  Mike enjoyed a good joke, drawing, painting, animals, and spending time with his family.  He was also an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan.


Mike was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife Phyllis Rosemarie (Cassese) Marsh of Lincoln, a daughter Deanna Marsh of Lincoln, a brother, Steven Marsh of Chicago, IL, a sister Melody (Marsh) Spence of Elberon, Iowa, a nephew, Garrett Spence of Elberon, Iowa, a niece, Jaime Spence of Vinton, Iowa, and his two faithful friends, Bogo and Georgia.  His ready smile and generous nature will be truly missed by all who knew him.


Services for Michael Marsh will be held on Saturday, February 8 at 2 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Parish in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Memorials to the Children International Fund in care of the family.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. He was a friend from High School and college. He was always so positive and quick with a joke. While I hadn’t seen him in many years I often remember our years at Kearney State.


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