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The Independent Register / The Clinton Topper – Emory A. Marchant

Emery A. Marchant, 82, of Brodhead, died on Wednesday August 10, 2022 at SSM Health, Monroe from colon cancer.

He was born in Monroe on February 18, 1940, the son of Mason and Aladene (Musser) Marchant. He married Marjorie Gutzmer at Peace Church, Browntown on August 12, 1962.

Emery attended the one-room Oakley school, Juda High School, and earned a GED in 1959. He had worked at Rock River Woolen Mills, Brodhead Body and Fender and for local farmers. He was in the Wisconsin National Guard and served in the military from 1959 to 1962, stationed in Germany as a helicopter mechanic.

Emery then worked at GM for 12 years, farming since 1964 in Avon Township. He sold Garst Seed, was a supporter of Brodhead FFA Alumni, was Avon 4-H Hog Leader and belonged to VFW Post 6858, Brodhead. He was a member of the United Congregational Church of Christ, Brodhead.

He enjoyed downhill skiing, water skiing, dancing, playing cards, listening to country music, playing the accordion and reading the newspaper. He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s musical and sporting events.

Emery is survived by his wife Marjorie Marchant, his sons Mark (Nancy) Marchant, Michael Marchant, his grandchildren Evan Marchant and Erin (Kade) Mullett, his step-grandchildren Tyler, Carter and Victoria Urness, his sisters Winona Truong and Grace (Ed) Gassen, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Mary (Ed) Andreas, Kenneth Komprood, Kenneth Gutzmer and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Matthew James Marchant, his parents Mason and Aladene Marchant, his brothers Dexter and Kevin Marchant, his sisters-in-law Luann Komprood and Denise Gutzmer.

The funeral took place on Monday August 15, 2022 at the United Congregational Church of Christ, Brodhead. Visitation took place on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the church.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Oakley with full military rites. DL Newcomer’s Funeral Home, Brodhead, is making arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Harvest of Hope Fund (to help farmers), the Congregational United Church of Christ, Brodhead, or a memorial of your choice.