Mel passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at Alamo Nursing Home. He was born August 6, 1935 in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Ortmann) Marschall. Mel graduated from Otsego High School in 1953, and went on to proudly serve his country in the US Army. For 35 years he had worked at Sears as a mechanic and had also worked 10 years at Otsego High School. In his free time Mel enjoyed hunting, working in his vegetable garden, farming and watching football. On September 29, 1956 in Kalamazoo he married Linda Scott who passed away in 2014. Mel and Linda loved their family very much and had been foster parents for 30 years. Surviving are his children, Diane (Gene) Slater and Carl Marschall; grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Slater, Scott (Kim) Slater, Keri (Sean) Newton, Kevin (Laura) Slater, Kristy (Travis) Taylor, Jessica Brady, Cassie Marschall and Chelsea Marschall and a very special sister-in-law, Sue Marschall. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Christopher in 1977 and brother, Chris Marschall. Friends may visit with Mel's family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Alamo Community Congregational Church with Pastor Don Boss officiating. Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery, Alamo Township. Contributions in memory of Mel may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, Alamo Nursing Home or Alamo Community Congregational Church. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.