Obituaries » Alvin George Marschel
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July 6, 1933 - August 18, 2017
Burial Date: August 26, 2017
Service: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10AM
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
6550 Old Missouri 21
Imperial, MO 63052
Visitation: Friday, August 25
3:00 – 8:00PM
Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
220 N. Main St.
De Soto, MO 63020
Asleep in Jesus on August 18, 2017 at Scenic View Nursing and Rehab Center, Herculaneum, MO. Alvin was a lifelong Jefferson County Resident born to George W. and Helen (Kuene) Marschel in Kimmswick, MO on July 6, 1933. After completing his education at Heads Creek School, he helped his dad on the family farm until age 16 when he began working in the building trades with his uncle Albert Marschel. In 1953, he enlisted in the Army, serving as a Construction Foreman, Specialist 2, in Japan until 1956. On September 8, 1956, Alvin married his friend and childhood sweetheart, Arlene (nee Danneman) Marschel. They moved to Goldman, MO, October 1964 into the home that Alvin built. There they raised 4 children while Alvin continued to work as a journeyman carpenter and was a proud member of the Carpenter’s Local #2214. On December 30, 1971 he was commissioned to the position of Jefferson County Building Official, until his retirement in 1998. Under his leadership, codes covering all aspects of construction were improved, written, and implemented. Alvin also served as a volunteer for the Goldman Fire Department for 20 years, many of them as Chief. He was a proud member of Big River V.F.W. Post #5331 in Cedar Hill. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Otto, serving on various boards, working on building projects, caring for the cemetery, and designing and building many crosses that still hang in the church.
He is survived by one daughter, Rhonda (Michael) Johnson, Festus, two sons, Dean (Susan) Marschel, Spring, TX, and Lynn (Lisa) Marschel of Ste. Genevieve, and daughter-in-law Carol Marschel, Newburg, IN. Grandchildren Stephanie (Matt) Whitehead, Scott (Aubrey) Johnson, Shawna (Billy) Rigney, Jennifer (David) Trunk, Adam (fiancee Teresa) Marschel, Andrew, Lindsey, Lacey, Abby, Alex, and Emma Marschel, Great-grandchildren, Lauren and Kinley Whitehead, Will and Jackson Rigney, and Olivia and Ella Trunk, Sister Beatrice Baumbach, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, dear wife, son Larry Marschel, granddaughter Lauren Johnson, and sisters Alice Davis and Mildred Christ.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alvin’s memory to St. Paul’s Cemetery Fund, Disabled American Veteran’s,400 S. 13th St., #119, St. Louis, MO 63103 or Immanuel Lutheran Christian Childcare and Preschool, 19 N. 3rd St. Festus, MO 63028 are very appreciated.