Joseph Anthony Marchant

Joseph Anthony Marchant, 88, of the Town of Auburn, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021 at Agnesian SSM Health in Fond du Lac, with his beloved family gathered around him.

He was born at home in the Town of Auburn, the son of Wayne and Rose (nee Ferber) Marchant on August 20, 1933. Joe was a Class of 1951 Campbellsport High School graduate and attended Brigham Young University, Utah. He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1957, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Wallace. They married on April 10, 1957 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Joe, Pat and family enjoyed life on the Marchant Family Century farm in the Town of Auburn.

Joe was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Fond du Lac and served in many church callings.  He served for many years on the Fond du Lac County Board, and the Town of Auburn Board. Joe snow plowed for the Town Auburn, maintained the Auburn Cemetery and drove semi for many years for Gordy and Charles Poch and Beine Transport.

Most important to Joe was spending time with his family. He is survived by his children: Colleen (John) Reigle, Nadine (Larry) Lendved, Wayne (Dawn) Marchant, Renae Braatz, Dawn (Jeff) Bengel, Tony (Linda) Marchant, and Tim Marchant, his 24 grandchildren: Randy (Betsy), Ryan (Ashlyn), Rick (fiance Lindsey), Rose (Dan), Julie (Paul), Jessica (Terry), Jonathon (Alex), Nick (Jess), Samantha (Andy), Paul (Stephanie), Louie (Nikki), Alex, Barry (Olivia), Joseph (Danielle), Michael, David, Hailey, Kristy (Sam), Wesley (Brittany), Kordell (Chloe), Nicole (Riley), Patrick, Rebecca, Bennett and Erica. He and Pat were blessed with 30 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is also survived by sister, Lola Ebert, brother-in-law Robert (Ros) Wallace, other relatives and friends.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Patricia, who passed March 4, 2021, daughters Catherine and Cheryl, grandson Daniel Berger, and Leah Reigle, parents Wayne and Rose Marchant, in-laws Charles and Catherine Wallace, brother and sister-in-law William and Alice Marchant, brother-in-law Allen Ebert, and in-laws Stella (Bert) Scrivener, Jack (Mabel) Wallace and Frank (Jessie)Wallace.

Visitation for Joe will be Sunday December 19th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the Twohig Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St. Campbellsport and on Monday December 20th from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 347 Country Lane Fond du Lac.

A funeral service will be Monday, December 20th at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The service will be live streamed at In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at

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