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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Marian Kellen

Monday, March 19, 2007

Marian Kellen, 84, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at her home near Remsen. The former Marian Bohnenkamp was born Aug, 17, 1922, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Frank and Sophie (Scharff) Bohnenkamp. Marian was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen, from which she graduated in 1940.

In 1942 she moved to California where she worked in the war effort. On Jan. 30, 1946, she married Raymond Kellen in Remsen, where they made their home. In 1947 they moved to rural Remsen where they were engaged in farming. They retired on the farm in 1982. Raymond died March 19, 1986.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Remsen and church Guild. She did volunteer work at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards, dancing, making wedding cakes, sewing clothes, cooking, gardening and doing crafts. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include five sons, Daniel and his wife Nancy of Marion, James and his wife Lynn of South Sioux City, Neb., Jerome and his wife Brenda of Montgomery, Texas, Ronald of Jefferson, S.D., and his fiancée Leta Kunselman of Sioux Falls, S.D,, Kirk and his wife Jeanette of Sioux City; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Francis Bohnenkamp of Torrington, Wyo.; and two sisters-in-law, Marie Kellen of Remsen and Helen Kellen of Orange City.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Eric Kellen; and three brothers, Lyle, Kenneth and William Bohnenkamp.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary's Guild and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen.

Casketbearers were Daniel, James, Jerome, Ronald, Kirk and Daniel Kellen Jr. Honorary bearers were Mike, Dave, Larry, John, Tom and Todd Bohnenkamp.