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Gerald Marsh

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:12 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Gerald William Marsh, 68, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

He was born Feb. 25, 1945, in Seattle, Wash., to Vernon and Margaret (Reiner) Marsh.

He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1963 and attended Evergreen Community College in Seattle, Wash. He was a professional musician since the age of 16. He played the accordion and the drums. He was involved with and traveled with several bands and also worked in manufacturing. Most notably he had the band European KonneKection in Seattle for many years. He and his wife moved to Princeton in 1996. He retired from Eakas Corp. last July. He was the accordion player for the Christmas Walk in Princeton. He married Shirley on Dec. 13, 1975, in Seattle, Wash.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut and attended Redeemer Lutheran Church in Princeton.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Paul (Kathie) Swanlund of Princeton and Dan (Tammy) Swanlund of Princeton; one granddaughter, Cristy Benevides of Princeton; three grandsons, Kenny, Phillip and Troy Hubbard, all of Princeton; two great-grandsons, Dylan Hubbard and Caden Benevides of Princeton; his in-laws, Robert and Helen Aaron of Princeton; and various extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, with the Revs. Patrick D. Henry and David Menet officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the family for charitable disbursement.

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