OBITUARY: Marion J. Ash

Marion J. Ash, 89, of Carlsville, died Sunday Jan. 20, 2019 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

She was born June 19, 1929 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Joseph and Edna (Stegmann) Rockwell.  She married Aldred “Al” Ash on Oct. 10, 1953 at St. Peters Lutheran Church. Al preceded her in death on June 13, 2011. She and Al owned “Ash’s Bar” in Little Harbor, and also developed housing properties in Door County.

Marion enjoyed cooking and baking, and was known for her tasty banana bread. She also loved gardening and growing beautiful flowers. During the winter months, Marion enjoyed spending time in Clearwater Beach, FL with her husband, Al. Fishing was her favorite pastime in Florida, as well as her home in Door County. She was a talented painter, loved jigsaw puzzles, as well as making and selling jewelry. In her later years, she enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.

She leaves her five sons, Allan (Linda) Ash of Luxemburg, Randy (Linda Duke) Ash, Douglas (Kay Radtke) Ash of Sturgeon Bay, Daniel (Pamela) Ash of Egg Harbor, Walter (Nancy) Ash of Sturgeon Bay; eight grandchildren, Autumn and Adon Ash, Jason Ash, Kelly (Austin) Gross, Taylor (Nick) Havel, Alexander (Corrine) Bruckner, Griffin Ash, and Quincy Ash; great-granddaughter, Brynleigh Ash; and three sisters, Ruth Smith, Dorothy (Jim) Kintopf, and Joan Krueger.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph and Edna Rockwell; two year old daughter, Luann Ash (1956); sister, Mae Haase; and four brothers, Leo, Gene, Jack, and “Butch” Roy.

Funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at Huehns Funeral Home. Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 – 8 pm Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Huehns Funeral Home and on Friday from 10 am until the time of service.

Memorials may be given in her memory to American Legion Post #72, Sturgeon Bay.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Marion may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

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