OBITUARY

John Thomas Marcusse

January 14, 1952November 23, 2018
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John “Jack” Marcusse, age 66 of Holland, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018.

Jack was born in Grand Rapids to Henry and Leola Marcusse. He attended Catholic Central High School and went on to earn his bachelors and MBA from University of Michigan. Jack married Nancy (Porter) on May 17, 1980. They raised their three children in Holland, Michigan. Jack worked at Haworth as tax manager.

Jack could often be found working outside. He kept a beautiful yard and he was proud of his vegetable garden. Jack loved children. He and Nancy taught the 2-3 year old Sunday School class at Rose Park Reformed Church for many years.

A quiet but mischievous man, we all hope that his colleagues remember his office pranks fondly. In his retirement, Jack volunteered with the local SCORE group, offering mentoring and support to local entrepreneurs.

Jack selflessly loved and supported his wife and children and encouraged them to pursue their passions. He was proud of his children’s accomplishments and was particularly proud to see all three of his children graduate from University of Michigan. He enjoyed traveling to visit his children and grandchildren. Jack Marcusse was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, and he will be missed dearly.

He is survived by his loving wife Nancy; children, Maureen (Jeff) Benton, Jordan (Katie) Marcusse (beloved grandchildren Beatrix and Theodore Marcusse), Molly Marcusse and partner Peter Parolin; siblings, Jim (Jill) Marcusse, Tom (Pam) Marcusse, Sue (Craig) Cook, Mary (Dave) Lager; father-in-law Aaron Porter; in-laws Sharon (Francis) Putvin, and John (Kristi) Porter; many wonderful nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and extended family and friends.

A memorial services to celebrate Jack’s life will be 11:00am Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Rose Park Reformed Church, 14241 Rose Park Dr., Holland. Officiating will be the Rev. David VanOpstall.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., Holland.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the Marcusse family.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his loving wife Nancy; children, Maureen (Jeff) Benton, Jordan (Katie) Marcusse (beloved grandchildren Beatrix and Theodore Marcusse), Molly Marcusse and partner Peter Parolin; siblings, Jim (Jill) Marcusse, Tom (Pam) Marcusse, Sue (Craig) Cook, Mary (Dave) Lager; father-in-law Aaron Porter; in-laws Sharon (Francis) Putvin, and John (Kristi) Porter; many wonderful nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and extended family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

John Thomas Marcusse

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John and Mary Skoglund

December 4, 2018

We remember the Marcusse family from our time as educators in West Ottawa, and were saddened to read this obituary tonight. We are so sorry about the loss of such a loving husband and father. Life will never be the same without him. From the submitted photos, it appears that you will all have loving memories of him to cherish. We send our deepest condolences to the entire family.

Jerry Komejan

November 30, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jack at Haworth and recruited him to Score. I truly enjoyed working with him and really liked his quick with and sense of humor. He was a truly good guy and will be missed.

Jim Lehmann

November 29, 2018

I had the opportunity to work with Jack from 1990 thru 1996 at Haworth. What a great pleasure it was. In addition to demonstrating professional skills and competence, he shared with all of us a great sense of humor. I am grateful to have known Jack and had the opportunity to work with him. I send my condolences to all of the family.

Jim Lehmann

Jeff Tayler

November 27, 2018

Mischievous indeed. But kind, good hearted and generous. A pleasure to work with and know. Jack will be sadly missed

Chuck Frayer

November 27, 2018

So sad to lose my friend Jack and heartbroken for his family. He was such a kind and caring person. I will miss him.

Dan and Randi Melnyk

November 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss. We will be thinking about all of you.

Love Dan, Randi,Adam, Brandon and Ryan Melnyk

Roberta `Aldag Lentz

November 26, 2018

I remember Jack well from meetings at TEI. He was so friendly and funny and smart. Jack will be missed.

Aj Smith

November 26, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Jack's family. I worked with him for a long time at Haworth; however, the times I spent with him on the golf course during some of the Finance golf outings is what I will remember best about him. And the way he kept changing the ring tone on my director's phone (from the Michigan State to the U of M fight song) was great!

Jack will be missed.

Sharon Weiland-Turgeon

November 25, 2018

So sorry for your loss , I just saw Jack this summer when I was in Grand Rapids. It was great seeing him after so many years.
My prayers are with you all.
Love,
Sharon Weiland-Turgeon (cousin)

FROM THE FAMILY

Oct 28, 2018 by nephew Dallas