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St. Joseph Catholic Church
Monday January 25th, 2021
4:00pm - 4:00pm

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Mark Anthony Kellen

Mark Kellen, age 64 of Granville, IA passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at his farm near Granville. 

Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, IA, with Father Daniel Greving officiating and Deacon Dan Goebel assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville.  Visitation with family present will be Monday from 4-6 p.m. with a vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at the church, masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.  Visitation will resume 1 hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.  For those unable to attend the funeral service may be watched later after the service at www.fischfh.com

Mark was born Dec. 25, 1956 at Le Mars, IA, to Robert and Glenis (Kellen) Kellen.  He was raised on a farm near Granville and received his education at Spalding Catholic School, graduating in 1975.  After high school he worked for Farmers Co-Op and Ahlers Trucking.  He then started farming with his brother Keith and also worked for Paulsen Trucking. 

Mark was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, Catholic Order of Foresters, former member of the Granville Fire Department and Granville Improvement Club.  He enjoyed farming, golfing and was an avid NASCAR Fan.  He was known as the family’s baby whisperer where he could put fussy babies to sleep instantly on his chest. 

Survivors include his siblings, Karen Kellen of Tucson, AZ, Steve (Sharon) Kellen of Olathe, KS, Gary (Candy) Kellen of Slayton, MN, Connie (Steve) Swalve of Oyens, IA, Carla (Michael) Ellis of Tucson, AZ, Keith (Joyce) Kellen of Alton, IA, Randy (Peg) Kellen of Oyens, IA, Kent (Audrey) Kellen of Cherokee, IA and Kyle Kellen of Le Mars, IA; numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Glenis Kellen. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be directed to the Granville Fire Department.

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Steve and Sharon Kellen are my wonderful neighbors! I was so sorry to hear from Sharon today of the death of Steve's brother, Mark. My husband, Pat and I will pray for the repose of Mark's soul and for the healing of his entire family. May he rest in peace through the ...

Pat and Mary Gomez Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Good friend and a very likable guy. May he rest in peace.

John Steven Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry about Mark. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Dave & Faye Klein Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Mark Anthony Kellen by Darin & Cami Jo Howrey Scott & Kelly Heemstra.

Darin & Cami Jo Howrey Scott & Kelly Heemstra Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the Kellen family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Meis Cerwick

Mary Cerwick Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Prayers and my deepest sympathy to the Kellen Family. God be with you all through this time of loss.

Diane Pogatchnik Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear brother Mark. Thinking of each and every one of you. God bless, Kevin and Laurie Conner

Laurie Conner Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM