THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Robert O. Angwall
Issue Date: October 31, 2012
Robert Orin Angwall, 93, retired Marinette businessman and civic leader, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 23 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.
Born Feb. 10, 1919 in Marinette to Orin and Mary (Maguire) Angwall, he resided in Marinette for most of his life and was a graduate of Marinette High School. After high school he attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. and during World War II served in the Merchant Marines.
He held a Masters License from the United States Coast Guard and spent a decade-long career as a Ships Captain in Great Lakes and U.S. coastal waters. He was also a Delivery Captain for Marinette Marine Corp. and Peterson Ship Builders of Sturgeon Bay and Vice-President of Angwall-Dormer Co., a cold storage and commercial fishing business in Menominee. With his wife, Merlaine, he was a co-owner of a womens fashion shop in downtown Marinette.
Active in the community, he had served on the Police and Fire Commission for the City of Marinette, was a member of the Harbor Commission and was a former member of the Marinette County Board of Supervisors. He was a Director Emeritus of Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust; a member of the Marinette Elks Lodge, the American Legion, the Marinette-Menominee Chamber of Commerce and Our Saviors Lutheran Church.
He is survived by a son, Lloyd (Rita Dura) Angwall of Marinette; a daughter, Merlaine (John) Zarbano of Oshkosh; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a sister, Helen Deaton of Houston, Tex.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Merlaine (Surk) Angwall.
Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette after 12 noon on Friday, Oct. 26, until time of the funeral services at 1 p.m. Rev. James Wendt officiated and burial was in Forest Home Cemetery.