Lula Mae June Steinke Metcalf Marsh was born June 1, 1924, to Edward and Leona Steinke, and died Monday, July 1, 2019, at the age of 95, in Lexington, Ky.
Mae was born in Anoka, Minn., but raised in Chetek, Wis. She married RW (Bill) Metcalf, of Chetek, in 1944.
During World War II, Mae worked for the flight surgeon in Valdosta, Ga. She was a medical secretary and active in the Methodist church while living in Charles City, Iowa. Later, while living in Chanhassen, Minn., she was an assistant at a preschool, worked in the cancer research department at the Methodist hospital and was active in church activities.
She married Malcolm Marsh in 1986. They spent 30 years in the mountains of Franklin and Hendersonville, N.C.
She enjoyed all outdoor activities and loved to travel, making trips to England, Japan, Russia and the countries of Scandinavia. However, her two favorite places in the world to be were the lakes of Chetek and the mountains of North Carolina.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be sadly missed by all.
Mae is survived by her husband, Malcolm Marsh, of 33 years; three children, Lynn (Steve) Kracht, Scott (Deb) Metcalf and Gail (Mike) Hall; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by Mal’s daughter, Pam Marsh; son Malcolm O. Marsh (Dianne); two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy William Metcalf, of 40 years; her parents; a sister, Nodine Link; and two brothers, Eugene Steinke and Kenneth Steinke.
A celebration of Mae’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Chetek. Memorials may be made, in her name, to the Alzheimer’s Association.