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Maurice J. “Morrie” Marchand, age 78, of Kenosha and winter resident of On Top Of The World in Clearwater, FL, passed away at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa, WI on October 13, 2009, following an unexpected accident at his home.
He was born on November 3, 1930 in Bottineau, North Dakota to the late Arthur J. and Marie (Saxerud) Marchand.
After attending schools in Bottineau, he enlisted in the Army where he served with the Army Corp of Engineers during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952.
On November 30, 1950, he was united in marriage to Cecile Carbonneau in the Chapel at Ft. Lewis, Washington.
Maurice was an electrician at McWhyte Wire Rope Co. prior to his employment with American Motors where he was General Foreman of Maintenance for 20 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, a life member of V.F.W. Junker Ball Post #1865, I.O.V. Sigurd Lodge #30, Circle and Star, as well as Allemand Square Dance Clubs. An enthusiastic gardener, he raised various flowers and vegetables as well as being “Mr. Fix it.” He especially enjoyed woodworking. A progressive grandfather, he liked his computer and took great pleasure in texting his grandchildren.
Maurice is survived by his wife, Cecile, six children; Connie (Ken) Oatsvall, Duane Marchand, Alyce (Mark) Ausse all of Kenosha, Greg (Maggie) Marchand of Waukesha, WI, David (Julie) Marchand of Glen Carbon, IL and Daniel (Peggy) Marchand of Toledo, OH; his fourteen grandchildren who will miss him dearly; Corina Cornell, Kelly Marchand, David (Kristen) Marchand, Melissa (Bill) Deuberry, Michelle (Scott) Bauer, Melanie, Renee, Jerry, Kevin Marchand, Katrina (Jason) Canchola, Camille and Cynthia Ausse, Joey and Amanda Marchand; four great-grandchildren, Jahsiyah, Aarion, Tristan and Julianne; one sister, Dorothy (Alex) Scheflo; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Marchand and many loving nieces, nephews friends and Godchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Paul Cornell and four brothers, Clifford, Franklin, Lloyd and Artie Marchand.