Marcel H. Klein

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Memorial services for Marcel H. Klein, 85, of Granville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. Rev. Richard D. Ball will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville. Graveside military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 5347.

Marcel passed away Thursday, May 1 at the Prairie View Home in Sanborn.

Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.

Marcel was raised in the Granville area and received his education in both the rural school system and St. Joseph Catholic School in Granville. He then assisted his father in farming. On April 7, 1945, he was inducted into the U. S. Army at Ft. Snelling, Minn., and received his basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark. On Oct. 24, 1945 he married Ann Goergen at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. In Nov. 1945 they moved to Greater Little Rock, Ark., where Marcel was stationed in the military service. In April of 1946, Ann moved back to the Granville area and Marcel finished his military obligation at Fort Knox, Ky., where he was a regiment mail clerk. On Oct. 18, 1946, he was honorably discharged and then returned to Granville. The couple farmed near Granville, retiring on the farm in 1990. Ann died Sept. 5, 2001. Marcel had been a resident of Prairie View Home since March 6, 2006.

Memberships included St. Joseph Catholic Church, Farm Bureau, Two Cylinder Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas; brother-in-law, Jerome "Tony" Bunkers; and sister-in-law, Jeanne Klein.

Marcel is survived by five sons: Don, Dave and his wife, Jeanie -- all of Sioux Falls, S.D., Walt and his wife, Paula of Spencer, Mike and his wife, Elaine of Sioux City, and John and his wife, Rose of Omaha, Neb.; three daughters: Susie Ruden and her husband, Mark of LeMars, Karen Klein of Glenwood, and Debbie Wanderscheid and her husband, Steve of Sheldon; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers: Jim and wife, Angie of Granville, and Merlyn and wife, Jan of LeMars; three sisters: Verna Bunkers, and Clarice Roder and her husband, Gerald -- all of Granville, and Lois Wiltgen and her husband, Gene of Carlsbad, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Jean Ballard and her husband Ron, of Carroll.