Life Story / Obituary
Marshall Howrigon age 79, of Plainwell, passed on Wed. July 3 after battling cancer.
Marsh lived most of his life in the Plainwell area. He was a high school athlete, he was always proud that he played for Coach Streidl. Marsh played football for a year at Olivet College, but returned home to work construction with his dad. Marsh could name many major highways that he had worked on during those years. Marsh then married Margaret (Lovett). Marsh was always a hard worker and for the next 36 years he worked for beer distributors, always selling Budweiser beer. He was thought of as the Bud Man by family and friends. During retirement, Marsh kept busy as the handy man for his family, he enjoyed helping people. Marsh also volunteered his time to The William Crispe Community House. He served as board president and enjoyed planning improvements for the people that lived and worked at the home.
Marsh was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall Howrigon Sr. and Lee (Pease) Henry and his brothers Ron and Don and sister Donna. Marsh is survived by Margaret, his wife of 57 years, children Tonia Shoup (Mark), Tracey Digby (Jim), Trent Howrigon, four grandchildren Zach Shoup (Jeanine), Laura Vicenzi (Steve), Lily Shoup, Taylor Bennell (Chris) and three great-grandsons Kevin Vicenzi, Alex Vicenzi and Luke Bennell.
Marsh was a man that loved and enjoyed his family and friends. Marsh knew his time was short and he wanted a chance to see his friends. A large Open House was held on June 15th and Marsh was overwhelmed by the number of friends and family that attended to celebrate his life. Marsh passed the last couple of weeks enjoying pictures of the event and talking about his friends and family. Marsh’s family appreciates all the love and kindness that was shared with Marsh during his last weeks. Marsh was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, friend and community member and he will be missed. The immediate family will have a private farewell.
Donations can be made in Marsh’s honor to William Crispe Community House or Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan County.
Cremation has taken place per Marsh's wishes and the family is being assisted by McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes, Marshall - Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams, Plainwell, MI 49080 (269)685-6881. Please visit Marsh's page to leave a memory or a photo for the family.