William “Bill” Kenneth Marble, 69
William “Bill” Marble, 69 of Eland, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at his home under the care of Hartland Hospice of Stevens Point.
He was born on October 4, 1949 in Milwaukee, son of the late Bruce and Alona (Swope) Marble. On October 7, 1978 he married Roberta Schellin in Birnamwood. She survives.
In 1969 Bill was drafted into the US Army, but instead he enlisted with the US Marine Corp. He proudly served his country, working as a military policeman during that time.
Bill worked at Murray’s Foundry in Wausau, and SNE in Mosinee for several years before driving truck for local garbage removal companies. He worked in maintenance for the village of Eland for the past 25 years, where he took great pride in caring for the village of Eland’s public spaces. He loved making his town look beautiful. Bill and his wife Roberta also started the Eland Fishery, which so many children have enjoyed.
Bill, also known as “Captain” to many, was an avid bowler and softball player. He enjoyed fishing and hunting as well as gardening. He was able to see this year’s tulips in full bloom which brought him joy. He enjoyed his retirement for the past seven years, visiting the casino, fishing with his family, and travelling to Las Vegas to visit his daughter and grandson.
Survivors include his wife Roberta “Bert” Marble of Eland; three children, Bill “Bucko” Marble of Wausau, Beth Grant of Las Vegas, and Bryon (Sarah) Marble of Milwaukee; one grandson, Nate Grant of Las Vegas; two brothers; four sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother.
Funeral service will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Eland. Rev. Michael Schram will officiate. Burial will be in Eland Cemetery where military honors will be conducted. Visitation will be from 3:30 PM until the time of service at the church. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memoires and condolences may be given at schmidtschulta.com or on Facebook at Schmidt & Schulta.
The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at the VA Hospital in Milwaukee, as well as the Heartland Hospice staff who provided excellent care during this difficult time. They would also like to thank Bill’s many friends for giving him the privacy that he wanted during his brief illness.