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From: Arliss <>
Subject: obit: Klunk Schilling Kees Koenig Genske
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 10:11:22 -0800


Marlin M. Kees, 63, of 1844 Cooper Ave., died Monday morning, Jan. 17, 2005, in Manitowoc at the home of his fiancee, Bonnie Dokey following a courageous battle with cancer.

Marlin was born April 5, 1941 in Sheboygan to Francis and Bernita (Schilling) Kees. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Sheboygan North High School, Class of 1959. For the next four years he served his country in the U.S. Navy.

On June 22, 1963 Marlin was united in marriage to Marye Klunck at St. Dominic Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2003.

For more than 40 years Marlin was employed at Eclipse Mfg. Co., retiring as a tool and die maker in December 2003. Marlin was a member of UAW Local 1076, serving as financial secretary for 28 years.

Although in his earlier years he played softball and bowled in area leagues, his greatest leisure pastime was golf. He was a member of the Tuesday Men’s League at Town and Country and the Heartland Hills Thursday Night Good Fellowship League. One of his most memorable moments was getting a hole-in-one at the fifth hole at Riverdale Country Club. He looked forward to his annual trips to Arizona every March for two weeks of golf.

Marlin is survived by his mother, Bernita Kees of Sheboygan; two children, Michael (Debbie) Kees of Plymouth and Kathy (Steve) Koenig of Elkhart Lake; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Derek Koenig; two step-grandchildren, Chad (Sheila) Genske and Craig Genske; four step great-grandchildren, Tylor, Ethan, Damon and Nevan; his fiancee, Bonnie Dokey and her children, Michael Dokey, Cathleen Dokey and Janet (Dean) Howell, all of Manitowoc; his sister, Doris (Jerry) Feustel; his brothers Roman Kees and Thomas Kees; his mother-in-law, Charlotte Klunck, his brothers-in-law, William (Karen) Klunck, Robert (Marge) Klunck and James (Jolene) Klunck, all of Sheboygan, and Lawrence (Carol) Klunck of Texas; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife, Marye, Marlin was preceded in death by his father, Francis; his father-in-law, Christ Klunck; and a sister-in-law, Christine Monahan.

A Memorial service for Marlin will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Ballhorn Chapels. The Rev. Daniel J. Lasecki, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Entombment will take place at Gardens of Peace Mausoleum.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Marlin M. Kees.

Marlin’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kumar and his staff for their passionate care.

Marlin will always be remembered for his zest for life and the love he shared for his family. He will be dearly missed.

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The Sheboygan Press

January 18, 2005



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