Obit: Karlen, Marcel Jacob (1921 - 2006)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Barnett, Berens, Gonnering, Kamenick, Karlen, Nowak, Skrzypchak

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 5/08/2006

Karlen, Marcel Jacob “Toby” (26 APR 1921 - 3 MAY 2006)

Marcel Jacob “Toby” Karlen, of Marathon, died May 3, 2002, under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Community Health Care Wausau Hospital.

Toby was born Apr 26, 1921, son of the late Peter and Christina (Gonnering) Karlen. He married Dorothy M. Nowak, May 16, 1942 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the town of Cassel.

Toby was a farmer who worked with ginseng, cattle and hauled granite from his own quarry. An avid fisherman and hunter, he especially loved hunting deer and elk, never missing a season in the last 52 years. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were a great source of joy.

Besides his wife of nearly 60 years, Dorothy, he is survived by one son, Tom (Lianna) Karlen, Wausau; one daughter, Sandy Barnett, Marathon; 11 grandchildren, Nathan, Kimberly, Jonathan, Kevin, Kristina, Jeffery (Jackie) Karlen, Keith (Cindy) Karlen, Crystal (Jeff) Berens, Brian (Cheri) Barnett, Ken (Mary Block) Barnett Jr., John (Melissa Skrzypchak) Barnett; 8 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Violet Kamenick. 



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