Marcus W. Woell, 97
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August 29, 1915 - July 2, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Marcus W. Woell, age 97, of St. Cloud who passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Shoreview. Reverend Jeremy Ploof will officiate. Burial will take place in Assumption Cemetery with Military Honors.
Family and friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the Church in St. Cloud.
Marcus was born on August 29, 1915 in Waseca, Minnesota to Edward and Anna (Laumeyer) Woell. He graduated from high school at 15 and went on to become the manager of a lumberyard in Browerville during the depths of the Great Depression. He served honorably in the United States Army in the European Theater during WWII. Marcus continued his service in the Army Reserve, retiring in 1981 with the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He married Sophie Koralewski on November 22, 1952 at Gesu Catholic Church in Milwaukee, WI. Marcus was employed by the Minnesota Highway Department for 33 years as a design Construction Engineer retiring in 1981. He was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Men's Group, Knights of Columbus Council #961, St. Cloud Fourth Degree Father Pierz Assembly #530, Oblates of St. Benedict, St. Cloud East Side V.F.W. Post #4847, and past member of American Legion Post #76.
Marcus is survived by his children, JoAnn Ives of Austin TX, Jean (Gary) Kimmes of Monticello, Mary (Tom Schutz) Woell of Minneapolis, Nora (Tim) Morris of Minneapolis, Jamie (Yvette) of Minneapolis, and John (Fernando Iglesias-Garcia) of New York, NY; grandchildren, Jessica (Nathan), Alyssa, Jason, Derek (Krystyl), Caleb (Janna), Michael "Mickey"(Joan), Tera (Jeff), Shane, Kelly, and Rachel; great-grandchildren; and brother, George of Minot, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Sophie in 2007; sisters, Eunice Smith and Mildred "Dolly" Ostrowski; and son-in-law, John Ives.
Published in the St. Cloud Times from July 4 to July 5, 2013