HELEN IRENE MARSH Laurel Lake resident

Helen Irene Marsh (nee Moeckly), 92, died peacefully on Oct. 27, 2012, in Crown Center at Laurel Lake Retirement Community, where she had been a resident since 2004. Mrs. Marsh was born in Ankeny, Iowa, to the late Theodore and Ruth Moeckly. She was the wife of the late Herbert Marsh; mother of Linda Marsh, Jeanne (Steven Shevell) Marsh, Loralee (Stephen Ruedrich) Marsh and Kathy (Vladimir Vekstein) Marsh; grandmother of Lee, Lauren, Kathryn, Eric, Emily, Caitlin, Daniel, Phillip, Andrew and Carolyn; and great-grandmother of Holden, Julianne and Henry. Mrs. Marsh was a graduate of Iowa State University, where she had been a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She taught home economics in Monroe, Wis., for four years while her husband served in the Veterinary Corps of the U.S. Army in China in World War II. Upon reuniting, Mrs. Marsh helped her husband build and operate his large and small animal veterinary practice in Whitewater, Wis. Four years later, they relocated their growing family and the veterinary practice to Princeton, Ill., where Mrs. Marsh lived for the next 54 years. Mrs. Marsh was an active participant in many cultural and community organizations, such as Hampshire Colony Congregational Church, 4H, Campfire Girls, American Field Service, P.E.O Sisterhood, Friends in Council of Princeton, and the Perry Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. She was a woman of wide interests, with a love of gardening, reading, travel, antiques, cooking, and entertaining. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Serenity Chapel (Crown Center) at Laurel Lake, with a reception to follow immediately. A second service, followed by internment in Princeton Ill., will be scheduled in the summer of 2013. Memorial donations may be made to Iowa State University Foundation (Memo: General Scholarship Fund), 2505 University Blvd., Ames, Iowa, 50010, or Laurel Lake Foundation Grounds Beautification Fund, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, Hudson 44236. Arrangements are by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home.

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