Ernest P. Marchel, 79, 2424 Prais St., a former Portage County veterans services officer, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Donald Przybylski officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Friends may call at Shuda Funeral Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and 40 et 8 will hold a ritual at 6:15 p.m. and the Elks will hold a ritual at 6:45 p.m. He was a member of those organizations. A Bible vigil will be held at 7:15 p.m.
Mr. Marchel was born Dec. 15, 1919, in the town of Hull, a son of the late John and Helen (Gilmeister) Marchel.
He graduated from Emerson High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army on Nov. 14, 1941, at Fort Sheridan, Ill. He served in Normandy, Rhineland, central Europe and northern France.
He received the American Defense Medal, the American Theater Ribbon and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four bronze battle stars. He was discharged Nov. 1, 1945, at Camp Grant, Ill.
He then attended and graduated from Fond du Lac Business College and went to work for Hardware Mutual Insurance until Jan. 1, 1969, when he became Portage County veterans service officer. He retired as the veterans service officer on March 1, 1982,
Survivors include two sisters, Clara Turzenski and Eleanor Strasser, both of Stevens Point; nieces and nephews.