Welcome to the memorial page for

Jack Dempsey Marsh

November 10, 1936 ~ October 8, 2016 (age 79)

Jack Dempsey Marsh 79

Loves Park, IL,  went home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, October 8, 2016 after a short illness with leukemia. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family. Jack was born on November 10, 1936 in Freeport, IL to Arthur and Isabelle (Whittbecker) Marsh. He graduated from West High School in 1954. In Rockford, on April 14, 1956, he married the love of his life, Delayne Montague. Jack loved his Lord, Jesus Christ and was passionate about his wife, children, grandchildren and his only great grandchild.

He was a hard worker, working for Colonial Baking Company for 18 years, retiring in 1993, only to go to work for Highlander Foods for the next 10 years. He was a member of Northeast Christian Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, “Tim”; daughter, Jonna (Mark) Adolphson; sons, Jeff (Susan) Marsh, Jared Marsh and Joel (Catherine) Marsh; grandchildren, Taylor and Max Adolphson, Tyler, Courtney, Dori, Sarah and Ella Marsh; great granddaughter, Alaina Rae Marsh; brother, Roger (Marlys) Marsh; sister, Jill (Dale) Gesner; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt and many close friends.

Jack is loved and will be missed by his family and all who knew him. Please remember his GREAT smile and how he touched your life as he was a great friend to many.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 17, 2016 at Northeast Christian Church, 5651 E. Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL with Pastor Sylvia Staley, officiating. There will be a memorial visitation Monday, starting at 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army or Rockford Rescue Mission in his memory.

Arrangements by Anderson-Long-Klontz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd., 6825 Weaver Rd.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Salvation Army
200 South Madison Street, Rockford IL 61104
Tel: 1-815-962-7199

Rockford Rescue Mission
715 West State Street, Rockford IL 61102
Tel: 1-815-965-5332

 Service Information

October 17, 2016

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Northeast Christian Church
5651 East Riverside Blvd
Rockford, IL 61114

Celebration of Life
October 17, 2016

11:00 AM
Northeast Christian Church
5651 East Riverside Blvd
Rockford, IL 61114

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