Joseph Anthony Marchant
Joseph Anthony Marchant, 88, of the Town of Auburn, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021, at Agnesian SSM Health in Fond du Lac, with his beloved family gathered around him. He was born at home in the Town of Auburn, the son of Wayne and Rose (nee Ferber) Marchant on August 20, 1933. Joe was a Class of 1951 Campbellsport High School graduate and attended Brigham Young University, Utah.
He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1957, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Wallace. They married on April 10, 1957, in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Joe, Pat and family enjoyed life on the Marchant Family Century farm in the Town of Auburn.
Joe was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fond du Lac and served in many church callings. He served for many years on the Fond du Lac County Board, and the Town of Auburn Board. Joe snow plowed for the Town Auburn, maintained the Auburn Cemetery and drove semi for many years for Gordy and Charles Poch and Beine Transport.
Most important to Joe was spending time with his family. He is survived by his children: Colleen (John) Reigle, Nadine (Larry) Lendved, Wayne (Dawn) Marchant, Renae Braatz, Dawn (Jeff) Bengel, Tony (Linda) Marchant, and Tim Marchant; his 24 grandchildren: Randy (Betsy), Ryan (Ashlyn), Rick (fiance Lindsey), Rose (Dan), Julie (Paul), Jessica (Terry), Jonathon (Alex), Nick (Jess), Samantha (Andy), Paul (Stephanie), Louie (Nikki), Alex, Barry (Olivia), Joseph (Danielle), Michael, David, Hailey, Kristy (Sam), Wesley (Brittany), Kordell (Chloe), Nicole (Riley), Patrick, Rebecca, Bennett and Erica. He and Pat were blessed with 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by sister, Lola Ebert; brother-in-law, Robert (Ros) Wallace; other relatives and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Patricia, who passed March 4, 2021; daughters, Catherine and Cheryl; grandson, Daniel Berger; and Leah Reigle; parents, Wayne and Rose Marchant; inlaws, Charles and Catherine Wallace; brother and sister-in-law, William and Alice Marchant; brother-inlaw, Allen Ebert; and in-laws, Stella (Bert) Scrivener, Jack (Mabel) Wallace and Frank (Jessie)Wallace.
Visitation for Joe was held Sunday, December 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Twohig Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St., Campbellsport, and on Monday, December 20, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 347 Country Lane. Fond du Lac.
A funeral service was held Monday, December 20, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The service was live streamed at https://zoom. us/j/94221388437?pwd=UklacHdDQ1h0QUllSEh JazBsN1VXUT09. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.
Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com