Marlin L. DuChateau

Apr 13, 1940 - Jun 07, 2024

age 84, of Athelstane, died Friday June 7, 2024, at home. He was born in Green Bay on April 13, 1940; son of the late LeVerne and Marion (Cumps) DuChateau. Marlin went on his first date with Sandy (Baumgart) to the Brown County Fair in August of 1965; four months later they were married on December 11, 1965. The couple started out in Green Bay before moving to Suamico in 1968. Several houses later, built from the ground up, (Marlin loved building houses for his family) they moved to Cream City Road in Oconto in 1974. They started their dairy farm and operated it for 10 years before moving back to Suamico. He began over the road trucking as an owner-operator and then after his truck caught fire he worked at Nelson Construction as a heavy machinery operator until retirement. Retirement is used loosely here. Marlin always kept busy. For 20 years following his retirement he was the Groomer Boss for Near North Trail Riders. Spending countless hours grading, grooming and repairing equipment, with his brother Gary as Trail Boss. Marlin had a passion for riding snowmobiles and ATVing, cutting wood, gardening, hunting, fishing, and horses. Whether helping out a friend, neighbor or family member, he always lent a helping hand or tools for the job. He often would say, “Good enough for who it’s for”, with a mischievous smile following the end of the work and relax watching a western (usually Gunsmoke).

Marlin is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sandy; two daughters: Jill Hirschmann and Susanne (Bob) DuChateau-Brandt; grandchildren: Justin Hirschmann and Kristin Jones as well as two honorary grandchildren: Christopher and Jacob Swaney; four brothers: Ronnie, Gary (Janice), Jim (Linda), and Gerald (Shirley) DuChateau; brother-in-law: Jim (Connie) Baumgart: his faithful dog Buddy and cat Sam, special friends: Jabber and Lonnie; and numerous extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-laws, and sister-in-law, Linda.

His unending kindness, unwavering integrity and great love for his family will be remembered and cherished by all who know him.

A Celebration of Life will take place at the Athelstane Fireman’s Park in the Town of Athelstane, WI on August 10th, 2024, from noon to dusk.

Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting Marlin’s family with arrangements.

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Debbie Nutting

I pray the numerous beautiful memories will provide strength. He will be missed by all

Doug Riemer

Heartfelt condolences to Sandy, Jill and Suze. He was a great man. I had the honor to be a farmhand on their farm. He taught me many life lessons and the ability to be patient with all daily endeavors. He was a very “father like figure” who had a grand sense of just being friendly. Rest in peace Marlin. All our love and hugs to the family. Doug and Lynnette Riemer

Jane and bobby McCracken

Our sincere and deepest sympathies to you ,your family,and friends. He was a good man.

Vern. Malchow

May he rest in peace.

Linda Oberer Noel

Sandy. My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. You are all so blessed to have had such a wonderful man in your lives and I know your memories will sustain you and give you comfort. I was so lucky to have been a bridesmaid in Marlin and Sandra's wedding. I still remember it was such a beautiful winter wedding. I look forward to seeing all of at Marlin's celebration of life in August.

Denise Brefczynski

Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

David johnson

Very sorry for your loss , Sandy and family I am Nancy Johnson (Klug) son and your ring bearer from your wedding to Marlin. Also Your third cousin. My Mother Nancy Johnson also wishes you condolences for your loss .

Mary L. Oberer

Sandy, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Mary