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Peter E.W. Marsh, Md

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Peter E.W. Marsh, MD

December 16, 1936 - August 21, 2021

Peter Marsh passed away at his home on Saturday, August 21, 2021 with his family at his side at the age of 84. He was the second son born to Joseph and Dorothy Marsh in Southport, England. Some of his earliest memories were of the beach, his father teaching him and his brother to play golf, and the wartime in Britain. He spoke of two childhood evacuees living at his house, the sound of German planes flying overhead, and a hole in the ground in his neighborhood where a house had stood the day before.

Peter attended school in Southport, finishing at the age of sixteen. He went on to an engineering apprenticeship in a car factory in Coventry before returning to continue his studies. He was accepted to Liverpool University to study Medicine and play for the golf team. To pay for his education, he sold sacks and bags, worked as a beach lifeguard, window cleaner, chimney sweep, and on a pea-viner. Peter graduated with a degree in Medicine in 1964.

While at University Peter met and married the love of his life of fifty-seven years, Susan Gradwell. Together they raised four children as Peter practiced family medicine in Liverpool, England, British Columbia, and Cando and Langdon, North Dakota. In 2000, they retired to Lake Belle Taine in Nevis, Minnesota. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and friends, always walking the golf course carrying his own bag. At home, he spent time improving the beauty of the landscape, while preserving much of the natural habitat.

Peter always looked at life with a peaceful contentment and guided his family with kindness. He was selfless in his efforts throughout his life, loved being a physician, and took pride in knowing and caring for people. Peter was always available for a phone call or a visit when someone needed care or reassurance, medical advice, or a golf tip. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife Susan, his brother David (Katy) Marsh of Southport, his sons David (Julie), Fargo, Andrew (Erlen), Denver, Daniel (Elizabeth), Parker, CO, his daughter Catherine, Minneapolis, and his grandchildren Kathleen, Jennifer, Lauryn, Spencer, Tanner, and Harper.

His family will host a gathering at his home from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, September 4th, to honor his memory and celebrate his life. All are welcome. The address is:

18886 Epic Drive

Nevis, MN 56467

Posted online on August 30, 2021