Obit: Marsh, Louis Schuster “Twoy” (1892 - 1980)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Marsh, Schuster, Blaser, Struble

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/08/1980

Marsh, Louis Schuster “Twoy” (24 July 1892 – 20 April 1980)

Louis Schuster “Twoy” Marsh, 87, died Sunday, April 20, in Kirkland, Wa. He was born July 24, 1892, in Neillsville to Louis “Lute” and Mattie (Schuster) Marsh. He was a grandson of the late John Marsh, Sr., an early Black River Falls Merchant and of Herman Schuster of Neillsville, for whom Schuster Park in Neillsville was named.

He moved to Kirkland with his family in 1905 where his father bought property on the water front near the old shipyard at Houghton. “Twoy” donated the waterfront strip of that property to the city of Kirkland for a park, officially named Marsh Park but known locally as “Tomato Beach.”

He was a graduate of the University of Washington School of Engineering and was one of three engineer’s on the original staff of the Boeing Company in 1917. They were the entire engineering staff at that time. He retired from Boeing after World War II as chief metallurgist but had spent considerable time in the company’s early days as a traveling trouble shooter, working up bid specifications and drawings in hotel rooms.

He was an accomplished musician and still was studying the clarinet-on a special instrument he designed and built in his extensive workshop-until just a few years before his death. He was also an outstanding photographer. Marsh was substantial financial supporter of the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony Children’s Orthopedic Hospital and scholarship funds at the University of Washington.

He married Katherine Blaser on September 23, 1930. She preceded him in death in 1956. Survivors are nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Delbert (Pat) Struble of Neillsville.

At his request there were no services.



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