James Marth passed away on Good Friday, April 2, 2021, after battling cancer.
He was born to Frank and Adela (Voigt) Marth on May 14, 1935, in the Town of Hamburg.
Jim married Marlene Weise in September of 1957. She passed away in November of 1987 after battling cancer. Later, Jim married Beatrice “Bea” Schoelzel (Christianson) in March 1989. She, as well, passed away from cancer in March 2010.
Jim served in the United States Army Reserves for 16 years. He spent most of his working career at Murray Machinery and Foundry until the plant closed in the 1980s. Jim spent the rest of his working career with John Ohrmundt Construction as a carpenter, painter, and all-around multi-tasker until his retirement.
Jim enjoyed working on his lawn at his home. He was a very good handyman who was willing to help others with their projects. Jim had a mobile home at Little Rice Resort in Hazelhurst, WI. For over 40 years, he very much enjoyed fishing on the Willow Flowage. Jim was also an avid deer hunter. He hunted with many friends and their families at the Buck Horn Cottage in New Wood every fall for most of his life. Jim also enjoyed playing cards every Wednesday during the winter months at Jumpers Bar in Little Chicago with his group of buddies.
Besides his parents and wives, Jim was preceded in death by one brother, Milton Marth; and two sisters, Eldora Degner, and Jerraine Holtman; as well as his niece, Jodene Holtman. He is survived by three stepchildren and extended family members and friends.
The family wishes to thank Aspirus Cancer Center, Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services, and Benedictine Manor. A sincere thank you to nephew, Jim Holtman, and stepdaughter, Peggy Christianson, for taking care of Jim at his home during his declining health.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9th, 2021 at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Pastor Erik Olson of First English Lutheran Church, Wausau, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Hamburg. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing will be observed. Jim's service will be live-streamed and available for future viewing on his obituary page at www.helke.com.
God bless you, Jim.
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