Aug. 26, 1923-Jan. 12, 2014
Marcus Kuehne, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 12, 2014, peacefully at his home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Gary Rehborg officiating.
Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, with Military Rites provided by the Star of the North Marine Corps League.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. The visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Marcus August Friedrick Kuehne was born to Hugo and Martha (Dehn) Kuehne on August 26, 1923 near Long Prairie, Minn. He was raised and educated near Long Prairie and entered the U. S. Marine Corps on September 16, 1943. He was honorably discharged December 31, 1945.
Mark farmed for several years near Wadena. He spent time working as a chef for the Norseman's Lodge, Graystone Hotel and the U.S. Job Corps. He then worked for the Becker County Zoning Administration for 20 years, retiring in 1989.
After his retirement, he worked as a custodian for Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes for 10 years, and continued doing building inspections for the Veterans Administration until the age of 87.
Mark was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion; past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles; served as an elder at Zion Lutheran Church; and was a past president and charter member of the Northwest Minnesota Chapter of Building Officials.
He cherished time with his family and enjoyed living at Little Floyd Lake for 45 years.
Mark was united in marriage to Muriel Braa, October 19, 1946. They divorced in October, 1967. He was united in marriage to Mildred Otis, July 30, 1969 in Wadena.
Survivors include his wife Mildred, of Detroit Lakes; five sons, Dan (Diane), Roy (Sheri) and Mike (Diane), all of Detroit Lakes, Randy (Virginia) of San Diego, Calif., and Keith of Vergas; seven daughters, Sandi (Curt) Hove of Reiles Acres, N.D., Sharon Hanson of Detroit Lakes, Karen (Jim) Hanson of Lewistown, Mont., Marcy (Larry) Anderson of Fergus Falls, Renee Shepherds of Minneapolis, Jody Kuehne of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lori (Randy) Borgen of Moorhead; 30 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and a sister, Lenora Ciaccio of Rockford, Ill.
Preceding him in death were two daughters, Gail and Christy; a grandson; his parents; nine brothers and five sisters.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.