Marsha Ellen (Dincolo) McGee

Died: Fri., Jan. 24, 2014


10:00 AM to 12:45 PM, Sat., Feb. 01, 2014
Location: West Bend

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 01, 2014
Location: West Bend

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Marsha E. McGee (Dincolo), of West Bend, passed away surrounded by family and friends at the Kathy Hospice on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the age of 61 years.

Marsha was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  The 1966 marriage of James Madison Dincolo and Barbara Lee Oakes-Arklie led to the adoption of Marsha and Sandford “Sandy” Arklie.

Along with her mother and brother, Marsha later moved to the South Bend, IN area where she attended Clay High School and then Ball State University.  

Marsha excelled in her career in the telecommunications industry.  Marsha dedicated 25 years as an employee for IBM.  She then went on to become the director of IT for the Global Contact Center Services with AT&T.  

Marsha was an adventurer. She rode English and Western Style horses. She traveled the world on Wind Jammers as a diver. Her passion was for her Labrador retriever field trials.  She dedicated countless hours to training Labradors and enjoyed much success and companionship with them.  These field trials took her around the nation and offered her the opportunity to meet and befriend many folks.  She was an active member of many local field trial organizations.  

Marsha is survived by her husband Chris; parents-in-law Philip and Dorothy McGee of Fond du Lac; brothers Sandford (Faith) Dincolo of Alta Loma, CA, Thomas (Rebeca) Dincolo of Folsom, CA, Michael (Leann) Dincolo of South Bend, IN, and David (Lisa) Dincolo of Chicago, IL; brother-in-law Cameron (Rachel) McGee of Fond du Lac and sister-in-law Kim (Mike) Haugen of Antigo.  She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, many dear friends, and her beloved pups Argus, Beamer, Chili, and Lucky who live at home.

Marsha is preceded in death by her parents James and Barbara Lee Dincolo and birth father John Arklie.  

Gathering will take place from 10:00 AM until 12:45 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Phillip Funeral Home, 1420 W. Paradise Dr. in West Bend with Fr. Richard Stoffel presiding.  Memorial Service will follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home on Saturday, February 1, 2014.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Kathy Hospice (c/o of St. Joseph’s Foundation, 3232 Pleasant Valley Dr., West Bend, WI 53095).

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the entire staff of the Kathy Hospice, Dr. Lawrence Gill, the nursing staff at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital- 4th floor pavilion building, and both Dr. William Bradley and Dr. Travis Webb from Froedtert M.L. Hospital for all their support, care, and compassion for Marsha.

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Mary Anne Kerr
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
I was so sad to hear of Marsh"s passing. The last time I saw her and Chris was at David"s birthday in Chicago . Many many nice memories of her with all the Dincolo"s. Chris, May God give you the strength to deal with all that you have had. Thinking of you and the rest of the family.

Rick & Mary Van Bergen
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
Dear Chris and family,
How sorry we are to hear of your loss. Marsha is at peace and her pain is over.
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. We enjoyed camping next to Marsha and Chris at the field trials at Wayne and Terri's.
Rick & Mary

Jackie McKay
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
I offer my deepest sympathy to Marsha's family. I have known her through field trials for many years. I admired her dedication and spirit even while she was ill. She was an inspiration with her positive attitude. RIP Marsha my friend.

Roz Wilson
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
Marsha was an exceptional, strong gal and a pleasure to spend time with. In Sept @ the Blackhawk trial Marsh stayed close to her trailer and as events go we spent much of the day together. Looking back who would have known how special that would be......

Patricia Nell, MD
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
Marsha was a very strong women whom I met through her affection for her dogs, husband, Chris, and by sharing the trailer area next to hers in Mondovi. She was supportive of all of us who knew her and will be greatly missed as will her good cheer and passion for her dogs and her friends. She was very quiet the entire time she combated the deadly disease that finally defeated her. I will always remember her and cherish the friendship. Now she can rest in peace and let others take up her challenge to be as supportive of everyone around us.

Ohio Valley Retriever Club, Ed & Nancy Schillig
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with Marsha's husband and family, including her retriever family.

Brenda & Ken Neil
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
It is so sad to lose such a wonderful, strong soul as Marsha. A inspiration to all of us, she fought the hardest battle with great courage and always a smile and a amazing attitude! In the last couple of year Kenny and I have gotten to know Marsha and Chris and it was always fun watching Marsha giving Kenny a hard time or putting him in his say the least Marsha was not shy!! That's what we LOVED about her! We will so miss her BIG smile! So glad we got to know you, miss you my friend! So glad you are now pain free, have fun with all those great dogs that met you at heavens gate. Brenda and Kenny

Ruchi Srivastava
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Hi worked with Marsha.She was a wonderfull women her sudden demise is a sad news for me and team in India.We pray that her soul rests in peace and her family gets strenght in this tough time.

John M. Furnari
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Although I had only worked with Marsha on a professional level at AT&T, I am saddened to hear of her passing. She was always an upbeat and positive individual who was normally a voice of calm in the storm.

We will all miss her very much.

Terry Jones
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
My deepest sympathy to Chris and all of Marsha's family. I had the pleasure of working with Marsha for many years at IBM. She was an extremely dedicated and focused person who was able to accomplish a great deal for her organization and her colleagues. She will be greatly missed, again, I am very sorry for the loss of Marsha.

David Friedman
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Marsha' passing. I was fortunate to have worked with Marsha for the last 15 years at IBM and AT&T. I cannot say that we always agreed, but I can say that I learned alot from Marsha. She was a true professional who was always trying to do the best for her customer and her employees. She was one of the hardest workers and one of the most interesting people I have worked with during my long career. On behalf of the "telephony team", you have our heartfelt condolences. The news of her passing has hit the team hard. We will miss her. May she rest in peace.

Janice and Michael Tancredi
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Marsha, sold us our lab five years ago. We knew nothing about Field Trials or Hunt Tests. We had the opportuntiyt to work with Marsha at Foxhollow and have precious memories of those times toghether. We will miss her dearly.

Shelley Ricamore
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
My deepest sympathy to Marsha's family. She was a wonderful person that I was fortunate to work with many years ago. I will always remember Marsha with fond memories.

Curtis Kennel: Bruce, Deb, Joseph and Zed
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Dear Chris and family,
We are so sad that Marsha has left our world, we will miss the awesome woman she was. We so loved having her as our client, but more than that as our friend. She was an amazing lady, with a great out look on life. We will see her again some day!
Sincere sympathy,
Bruce, Deb, Joseph and her Zed

Ian Yorke-Smith
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
She will be missed.

Pondy Klamik
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Marsha was always dedicated and supportive at work at AT&T. She truly cared about service quality, and always jumped in action and stayed on top of issues. She also had a passion for horseback riding and equestrian competition, and shared many great tips and funny stories. I am very saddened and will dearly miss her.

Ron and Jane Ainley
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Chris and family,

The joy Marsha freely gave will continue in the lovely memories she created. The Ainley crew enjoyed every moment of our visits together and we will miss her. Chris, take care. We will keep you in our prayers.

Ron and Jane
The staff @ Ainley

Teresa Irizarry
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Chris and Family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Marsha, and shared her passion for keeping service quality high. We shared many client solution efforts together, but more than that a love of life, of people, of horses and dogs. Keep that passion going.

kevin Borchardt
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Chris & Family Sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed talking to her about many things. My prayers go out to you and your family. Kevin & michelle Borchardt

Deborah Toy
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
I had the pleasure of working with Marsha during the Y2K years and spent that night with her in Chicago and others from the IBM " telephony " team. I learned a tremendous amount from Marsha and she will be missed. May she rest in Peace.

Maribel H. Fraser
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
I am so very sorry to hear about Marsha's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. In sympathy - Maribel H. Fraser

Andrew Noreen
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
My deepest condolences. All of us at AT&T were sorry to hear of Marsha's passing. She was caring co-worker and a consummate professional. She will be greatly missed.

Faith Dincolo
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
You will be missed.

Sandy Dincolo
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
When I first saw my baby sister Marsha for the first time, her hands were so tiny, that's because she was only 2 days old. I was almost 4 and that was the first time I saw her when she came home from the hospital. I remember like yesterday and I will remember the last time I saw you, it will be like yesterday, I will never forget. Out Mother, Barbara, said "Life is an "is", you can only be in control of the things you have control of," Well, Marsha, I have control of my heart and our memories together, Good bye, Sis, I love you. (Sandy)

Sean Geraghty
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
I was very saddened to hear this. I worked with Marsha within IBM and AT&T and had the pleasure to join her on a business trip to India a number of years ago. She was larger than life and I remember she always spoke fondly of her family, friends and her dogs.

She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Dublin, Ireland.

Diane Marcussen
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Marsha's passing. She always seemed so indestructible to me. I worked for her for many years and although she was a tough task master, she was also an ardent mentor and wanted all of her team to be the best they could be. She was also very protective of her staff and took the time to connect on a personal as well as professional level. A light has gone out at AT&T and she will be missed.

Keith & Cheri Hitzke
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
We are very saddened by Marsha's loss. She was such vibrant person with a big heart. Be strong Chris, her pain is over and she is now in a better place.
We always wish the best for you !

Debbie Russell
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Chris and family, you are all in my prayers.

eric and mary mclay
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Was blessed and a privilege to have met marsha.

Rob & Nancy Fraser
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Memories of Marsha go back to her wonderful dog Gretchen. Marsha has always been a shining light in our field trial game. We have judged together and marshaled together I will never forget those special memories.

Tommy and Nancy Thevenet, Houston Texas
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
Dearest Chris and Family, We are so sorry that Marsha is gone, but know she will always be with you each time you think of her and the wonderful years you had together. We hope you find comfort in knowing that Marsha has been guided gently home. We are going to miss her. Chris, you and your family are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Love Tommy and Nancy

Gordon Esselman
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
Chris, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Milwaukee CITGO Terminal - Don & Jay
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014

Thinking of You during your time of loss. Stay Strong Brother,

Don Eichelberger and Jay Zopfi

Matt Dincolo
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
I love and miss you Marsha, I really enjoyed all of our time together. You were always a strong influence to me growing up. Our friendly games of poker and talks of the bright future, dinner will all the family. You will always be held close to me and your words of wisdom. Love you Marsha!

Lydia Wells
   Posted Tue February 11, 2014
Dear Chris, I just heard and I'm shattered. I loved Marsha and we drifted apart. I will miss her. Such a huge spirit. Take care, Lydia

Daphne Rudhman-Litton
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Marsha is a person who will be greatly missed. She was a great friend in high school and lived a terrific life in the way she always wanted to! Her laugh, her love for her friends, and her terrific and strong personality always made others giggle and listen. Marsha will be greatly missed! May you shine with Jesus now, Marsha. You will be seeing many of our classmates up there. It sure will be a great reunion with high school chums and those family members/friends who have already passed. Keep smiling, kiddo!

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