11/23/2022 12:05:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial for Dick Marsh to be held Nov. 26 at St. Bernard's
The Mass of Christian Burial for Richard "Dick" Marsh, a longtime Stewartville resident, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville with Rev. Kevin Connolly officiating. Mr. Marsh died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 from heart failure at Mayo Clinic Rochester-Methodist Campus. Richard Dean Marsh was born June 25, 1942, in Wichita, Kansas to Roscoe and Elizabeth "Betty" (Butler) Marsh. He moved with his family as a young boy to rural Blooming Prairie where he grew up on the family farm, attended school there, and graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1960. He attended Austin Community College where he earned an associates degree in auto mechanics. He entered the US Army serving a brief stint due to medical issues. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to southeast Minnesota. Richard was married on June 15, 1968 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Bluffton, Iowa to Madonna A. Henry. Following their marriage the couple moved to Stewartville where they raised their sons and have continued to make their home. Dick was employed at IBM in Rochester as a welder/machinist and in the purchasing department for over 30 years until his retirement. After his retirement, he was employed at Wheeler Auto Parts in Rochester as a delivery driver. Madonna was employed at Daytons Department Store at Apache Mall in Rochester and now Macy's Department Store in their cosmetic department for the past 43 years! Dick was a longtime faith-filled member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church. He and Madonna traveled often and far-wide - including the British Isles, Europe, Malta and Greece, the Pro Bowl in Hawaii and Super Bowl in Orlando. Dick enjoyed fishing and hunting, woodworking and gardening and working on their cars. He enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dick is survived by his wife of 54 years, Madonna; two sons, Thomas Marsh (Stacy Bollum) of Lake City and Larry (Sheila) Marsh of Rochester; four grandchildren, Hayden Marsh, Taylor (Taryn) Marsh, Bailey (Cheyannea) Marsh and Andrew Marsh; three great-grandsons, Wesley, Corbin and Mylo; two sisters, Shirley (Ron) Anderson of Zumbro Falls and Lois Marsh of Minneapolis. He was proceeded in death by his parents and sister, Joan Marsh-Thornton. A time of visitation for family and friends will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday morning. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Dick are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com.