John Keith Marsh, 73, of Roseville, died Dec. 26, 2020, from COVID-19 complications at the VA Medical Center.

He was born in St. Paul on July 25, 1947, graduated from Murray High School in St. Paul in 1965 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 until 1968. He married Karen Firsching in her hometown of Stacyville, Iowa in 1971.

He was preceded in death by his parents Beth and Glenn Marsh, sister Bonnie Marsh and nephew Ronald Cameron Blackmore. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Karen and brother Dan Marsh (Connie).

John was a long-term member of St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ. He had a rich and productive career working at Metal-Matic Inc. and at Laidlaw School Bus Services despite struggles with multiple health conditions.

John’s many activities included travel, sewing, family gatherings, Bible study group and making puppets for entertaining children. His kindness, thoughtful demeanor and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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