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Leo J. Marzen

June 2, 1930 — June 13, 2017

Leo Joseph Marzen, born June 2, 1930, in Dougherty, Iowa, the son of Andrew and Louise Marzen, died on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He attended country school and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1947 in Dougherty. On December 5, 1951, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and discharged on November 13, 1953.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Epiphany Parish St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 302 5th Street SE, with Monsignor John Hemann officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Mason City Veterans Association. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with a rosary service at 4:00 PM followed by a scriptural wake service and time of sharing. Inurnment will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Dougherty, IA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Newman Catholic Schools or Hospice of North Iowa.

Leo was united in marriage to Bernadine Boom on September 1, 1951, at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dougherty, Iowa. Leo was a lifetime farmer. He was proud to be a farmer and loved farming every day of his life. Leo was a past board member of the Rockwell Nursing Home, Farmers Cooperative, and St. Patrick’s Church and School. He was a member of Epiphany Parish St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Mason City, the American Legion of Dougherty, and the Knights of Columbus, Rockwell, Iowa.

Leo is survived by his loving wife, Bernadine, of 65-plus years. Together they had 10 children, Catherine (Stan) Hemann, Leanne (Mike) Tatone, Dianne (Bill) Knapp, Angela (John) Pritchard, Sharon (Mike) Burke, Joseph –deceased(Germaine) Marzen, Marie (Pat) McAleer, Mark (Doreen) Marzen, Ronald (Heidi) Marzen, and Andrew (Jackie) Marzen. Leo has 29 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. He is survived by 2 brothers, Bernard (Margaret) Marzen of Mason City, and Gerald (Delores) Marzen of Marble Rock, Iowa. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Louise Marzen; son, Joseph Marzen; granddaughter, Ashley Marzen; grandson, Nicholas Marzen; and great grandson, Connor Burke.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents: Andrew and Louise Marzen; son: Joseph Marzen; granddaughter: Ashley Marzen; grandson: Nicholas Marzen; and great grandson: Connor Burke.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

302 5th Street S.E., Mason City, IA 50401

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Friday, June 16, 2017

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St. Joseph's Catholic Church

302 5th Street S.E., Mason City, IA 50401

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