December 13, 1989 ~ July 24, 2022

Born in: Saginaw, Michigan
Resided in: Moorhead, Minnesota

William’s service will be livestreamed at 2 PM, Saturday July 30, 2022

William Marlow Jr., 32, Moorhead, MN, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Arbor Park Village, Moorhead, MN.

William Marlow Jr. was born on December 13, 1989 in Saginaw, MI, to William Marlow Sr. and Virginia Marlow.

William graduated from Saginaw High School in 2008 and went on to play basketball at Carl Sandberg College in Galesburg, IL and Minnesota State Technical and Community College in Fergus Falls, MN from 2008 to 2013. He started his career as a skilled laborer and went on to work for Fettes Transportation Systems, Ashley Furniture, and Hot Springs Spas and Pool Tables 2. He welcomed his daughter Londyn to the world on September 18, 2015. William was best known for being a determined athlete and a driven worker. He was a wonderful son, a loving father, a supportive brother and a great friend.

William is survived by his father, William Marlow Sr., Leavenworth, KS; mother, Virginia Marlow, Saginaw, MI; siblings, Christyal Carr, Orlando, FL, Jasmine Randall, Saginaw, MI, Elisher Marlow, Saginaw, MI, and Devaris Givens, Idaho Falls, ID; daughter, Londyn Swan, and her mother, Jessica Swan, Moorhead, MN, significant other, Emily Dilliard, Moorhead, MN, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

William is preceded in death by his grandparents, Felix and Bell Marlow, Saginaw, MI, Sammy Carr, Saginaw, MI, and uncle Earnest Marlow, Mobile, AL.

Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead, MN.

Memorial donations can be made in William’s name to the National Brain Tumor Society.


Funeral Service - Saturday: July 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Saturday: July 30, 2022 @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103



Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead, MN
2901 11th St N
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-4571

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  2. Will is always going to hold a very special place in my heart. I couldn’t ask for better neighbors. Will used to mow my front lawn before he got sick because he knew I would bake him some cookies. My youngest Westley would always run up to him and call him “big guy” and was so excited to see him each day. Will gifted Westley a basketball when he started feeling ill because Westley always wanted one. He was always peeking over the fence to ask what my husband was cooking. He was such a kind, loving, and caring soul and he was always there to help.

    I will never for the life of me understand why such a beautiful soul was taken so early. However, I am so incredibly grateful that we moved in next door and had the opportunity to meet such an amazing person. Will, I hope you are at peace and comfort after many years of suffering. We love you big guy.

  3. Will, we will truly miss you. Your kind spirit made its mark on the world! You were one of the best athletics anyone has ever seen. You’ve always remained humbled. Your dancing brought joy to us all. We will remember your jokes, your warm hugs and your beautiful smile. Being your aunt and classmate, was truly an honor. You’ve made us proud. We will cherish each and every moment God gave you to us. We love you Lil’ Will! Until next time…

  4. Marlow family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Will’s passing. Will was such a comical, outgoing, mild-tempered, and great person to be around. An amazing athlete, dancer, teammate, and friend-he brought joy to all of those that he came into contact with. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him. #TrojansForever

  5. Cousin William I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your son. Condolences to my family. May God give you strength at this difficult time. Weeping my endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.

  6. Will, you were a kind and sweet person. Always fun to be around. May you now rest peacefully.

  7. Will, you had such a great laugh that when someone heard it, they couldn’t help but to laugh too. Your soul was bright and you were always so pleasant to be around. I will always cherish our memories at Central along with all the other friends we had. Rest Peacefully Will.

  8. Sending my prayers out to your family and close friends. You were a great athlete and you made your mark. You will truly be missed my fellow classmate. No more pain or suffering. Job well done!

  9. Will, you was one of the most genuine, humble, and kind hearted person I ever came across. Growing up with you from elementary to high school. Fly high until we meet again

  10. RIP COUSIN…Tell the ancestors hey. Wishing you a peaceful journey back to the HEAVENS from whence you came.

  11. Sending prayers and condolences to the Marlow family. Will’s kind heart and amazing spirit will live with us forever! A true solider he was🙏🏾 Class of 2008 will truly miss you

  12. I love and miss you dearly cousin, I’m so glad I got to talk to you, continue to watch over the family 😩🙏🏾🕊

  13. Delwin C Tatum Jr R.I.H Will what great memories you gave to me my Teammate my brother SHS now rest peacefully my brother never will I forget you

  14. My Condolences go out to the Family’s sorry for your loss send love and 🙏🏽 RIH 🕊💙💨

  15. RIP my fellow classmate, such a wonderful funny person and would light up a room. Prayers to the family 🙏🏽

  16. To Will’s family, Will was my student in housing at MState, he also lived with us at the lake. Will was like a son to us and he will always hold a very special place in our heart. He tried so hard to “get it right” and worked at making basketball his career goal. Will’s gift of love and warm smiles he had for those he cared for were infectious. I am so sorry we lost touch and were not there for him when he was sick.

  17. Will, you will truly be missed! Your smile, humor and your gentle heart will far exceed all of the athletic achievements you’ve attained. You were a remarkable person here on Earth, so I know Heaven was welcoming you in. Rest well brother! ❤️

  18. You was one of the best and funniest classmates I ever had R.I.H Marlow you gone be really missed class of 08 forever.

  19. Will,
    You were truly always an angel on earth. The BEST spirit ever, the funniest most humble and athletic! We will all miss your dancing and presence. You lit up any room with your grace and smile. You’ll forever be in my heart. May you rest peacefully friend!
    With love ❤️

  20. Rest In Peace my fellow school mate you will truly be missed still unbelievable but now you can finally get your rest love you will

  21. Praying for the family. Will was a light to everybody who crossed his path. Always laughing and smiling and bringing good vibes. Forever in our hearts. Rest peacefully!

  22. Sending my Deepest condolences to The Entire Marlow Family. I thank you all for the Many memories our family was able to create with Will. From Them Jessie Rouse days to High School. Will was a part of our family as well. May God give you all peace. His Smile and Memory will forever stay close to our hearts. Respectfully Ms. Hulie 💙

  23. Thanking The Most High for allowing Me to be apart of Your Village. I miss you Son from another Mother. You will always be in My Heart. Continue to rest ❤

  24. Will the best days were at Central Middle and we had a ball. You’ll forever be missed watch over us all and get your rest. We love you Will.

  25. Will,
    You are the kindest, considerate, talented and most respectful young man that I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Your smile and presence would light up any room you entered. You are truly loved and will be missed and NEVER FORGOTTEN

  26. Will has been such an important part of our family for many years and we will forever miss him. In fact, I don’t remember him ever calling me by my first name; I was ‘Mom’ to him from the very start. Many others on here have talked about his athleticism and work ethic. Very true. However the thing I will always remember him for is his pride in building a home with Emily. His desire to always have the best kept lawn on the block! And always vacuuming, never complaining about the dog hair. His man cave in the basement where he watched endless hours of basketball.
    I know he’ll be looking down on all of us. Probably dunking a ball in any hoop he can find up there. Sending love and gratitude for the healing you’ll find in heaven, Will.
    Your second Mom

  27. I’d like to offer my condolences to all who loved Will. I didn’t know him well. My dog Misha and I visited him as part of animal therapy visits, for the last couple of months. While he was already quite sick, he would still smile at Misha when we visited. It is clear that he was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by many. I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet him and help him smile through those final days. Rest in Peace, Will.

  28. Sending prayers to the Marlow family. May you rest peacefully classmate, you have always been a good person. You will be missed CLASS OF 2008 🖤💛

  29. Most people get a brother when they’re young; I got mine at 24. He’s watched me grow so much over the last 6 years, and supported me every step of the way. Will has been the most amazing addition to our family. I wish I had the perfect thing to say to encapsulate just how important he is to me, but I think it’s almost impossible to put into words. For now, I love you brother, and I hope you’re resting easy. Did you find Raven and Ridge up there? Maybe get an autograph from Kobe?

  30. To My Nephew your memories will forever be in my heart from the time you were born I enjoyed watching all of you grow up. You loved dancing and sports especially basketball and was the very best nephew that a Aunt could ask for you were raised well and was always very respectfully and silly. I love you so much Lil Will enjoy your Grandad Sam Carr Until We Meet Again My Handsome Nephew. Prayers for My Sister Virginia his mother and my Brother and Law William Sr. “Chilly Will” May God give us all Peace, Comfort and Strength during this difficult time. But One thing for sure No More Pain Lil Will God has Healed You from the Very Top of Your Head to the Bottom of your Feet. Thank you to everyone who has helped and loved on him along his journey in life. Long Live Lil Will Love you Nephew <3

  31. My condolences to the family I’ve known Will since the fourth grade he’s always been such a genuine and sweet person he truly fought this battle and did it with grace and a smile he will never be forgotten may you rest peacefully friend ❤️

  32. I love u twin and I’m missing u already I’m glad I was able to talk to u and u hear me before u left me lord knows this is tearing me up I went to talking to u every other day to none at all how am I supposed to cope with this 😢but anywho u was legend in Saginaw,Mi u lived a good life nomore suffering nomore pain now Rest In Peace as the king u are baby I love u until we meet again tell my dad and grandma I love and miss them too #MARLOW STRONG

  33. Will was a great friend and mentor no one knew what I was going through in high school and Will always encouraged me to keep going and continue to be myself. He will always have a special place in my heart. Love in Heaven my Friend I will always have love for you and will never forget you.

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