Obit: Karlen, Leonard J. (1924 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Johnson, Kaiser, Karlen, Marzynski, Rothenberger, Streveler, Woller

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 1/24/2015

Karlen, Leonard “Lenny” J. (12 DEC 1924 - 14 JAN 2015)

Leonard “Lenny” J. Karlen, 90, Edgar, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Bell Tower in Merrill, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

He was born Dec. 12, 1924, in Rib Falls, son of the late Henry and Anna (Rothenberger) Karlen. On May 11, 1946, he married Doris Woller at Holy Family Catholic Church, Poniatowski. She preceded him in death on April 20, 2008.

Mr. Karlen worked for Edgar Implement and later owned and operated Len Karlen Tractor and Implement in Edgar until his retirement. He enjoyed repairing and refurbishing farm equipment, fishing trips, gardening, watching and attending football games.

Survivors include five children, Bonnie (David) Kaiser, Edgar, Michael (Rhonda) Karlen, Tomahawk, Ozzie (Geri) Karlen, Athens, Denise (Verne) Johnson, Camdenton, Mo., and Tim (Tracey) Karlen, Edgar; 26 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, Doris, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Marzynski; one son, Russell Karlen; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and two sisters, Agnes Literski and Marie Rauen.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 17 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Poniatowski. The Rev. Robert Streveler presided. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar, assisted the family with arrangements.

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