February 27, 2020

William M. Marx

Died Jan. 20, 2020


William Martin Marx, a lifelong resident of Alger and Melita, peacefully passed on January 20, 2020 with his dear wife, Rose, at his side. Bill was born in Alger, Michigan on December 5, 1937. He was a wonderful father, husband, uncle, brother, grandpa, and coach and will be deeply missed by all, including his dog, Fin.

Bill was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and baseball. ‘Willy’ was inducted into the Northeast Michigan Baseball League Hall of Fame in 2014. Other hobbies included restoring vintage snowmobiles, four-wheeling, and planting trees. Bill and Rose had a lot of fun together camping with friends and selling Christmas trees they grew on their property. Bill retired from Prescott Products as vice-president, after working there for the better part of his career.

Bill is survived by his wife, Rose Marx; daughters, Jody Marx (Eric Davis), Beth Marx (Lars Johnson), Lori Marx, and Terri Marx-Schnetzler (Robert); and son, Kurt Marx (Stephanie). Survivors also include granddaughter, Drusilla Fisher (Ryan); grandson, Niall O’Dowd; greatgrandchildren, James and Isla Fisher; and stepson, Scott Carver. Bill was “Pa” to stepdaughter, Nicole Phipps (Vernell) and her sons, Dominick and Kobe.

He is preceded in death by his brothers; Pat, Francis (Sonny), and John; his prior wife, Kay Thomas; and father and mother, Francis and Martha Marx.

Bill’s wishes were to be cremated and no services to be held. The family will have a celebration of Bill’s life later this year when they will plant a tree in his honor.


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