PRINCETON — Kevin Alan Marsh, 58, of Princeton passed away in the comfort of his own home on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.
Kevin was born Aug. 24, 1961, in Kewanee to Shirley (Powers) Marsh and Jerry Marsh.
He was a graduate of Kewanee High School, Class of 1979. Shortly thereafter, he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country from 1979 through 1983. He worked as a truck driver after his military service, his final position was working for Carly Carriers.
Kevin married Pam (Pratt) Marsh in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 27, 2000, something he wasn’t sure would happen after their first date, when he took Pam fishing and turned the boat over. He lovingly nicknamed her Moses, as he said she loved to preach to him about life.
He enjoyed volunteering for the Princeton Chamber of Commerce as Santa Claus and many other local events. He was the co-creator of the “Man Page” for the Bureau County Republican. He was a member of Friends of Strays, and volunteered for many years at their animal shelter. Kevin was a volunteer firefighter in Tiskilwa and an ordained minister.
Kevin loved to laugh and was quite the practical jokester. He enjoyed coaching his kids’ sports teams, and he was an avid outdoorsman. Some of his best memories were shared with his son, Ryan, on fishing trips. He enjoyed watching “Bama” football “Roll Tide Ya’ll!”, the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Cardinals. Kevin loved to golf and spend time with his dogs, Cookie and Louise.
He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Pam (Pratt) Marsh of Princeton; his mother, Shirley Powers Marsh of Kewanee; one brother, Joey Marsh of Kewanee; two children, Ryan (Holly) Marsh of Hansville, Wash., and Autumn Marsh of Kewanee; six stepchildren, Paul Pratt, Rachel Pratt, Blake (Bridgett) Pratt, Rob Willey, Ronald Willey and Jennifer Willey; and four grandchildren, Ryan Marsh Jr., Addison Marsh, Henry Marsh and Greyson Pratt.
Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence and Darlene (Granny) Powers, and Lawrence and Eva Marsh; and five uncles, Butch Powers, Terry Powers, Skip Powers, Jack Marsh and Glen Marsh.
Services for Kevin will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Prineton with the Rev. Scott Schmidt officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.