Denis Marthaler died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. He was 82.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug, 7, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Inurnment will follow in the parish cemetery. Denis Herman Marthaler was born May 23, 1937, in Greenwald to Alphonse and Dorothy (Imdieke) Marthaler. He attended grade school in Meire Grove and graduated from Melrose High School. After high school, Denis joined the U.S. Air Force and heserved from 1955 to 1959. He worked as a mechanic at A.M. Maus & Son in Kimball from 1960 to 1966, and then he moved to the Cities where he worked at Len’s Standard until his retirement.
Denis was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove. He emjoyed trap-shooting, bowling, and any type of mechanic work.
Denic was preceded in death by his parents; sister Lavina Walz; brothers-in-law Cyril Stalberger, Allen Lembeck, and Lindy Walz; and nephew John Walz.
He is survived by his brother and sisters Melvin (and Lucille) Marthaler of Cold Spring, Dorothy Lembeck of Spring Hill, Clarine Stalberger of Meire Grove, and Janice (and Will) Kalstrom of St. Cloud; and 15 nieces and nephews.
Serving as urn bearer will be Chuck Froehling, cross bearer will be Barb Froehling, scripture bearer will be Mary Braun, gift bearers will be Ralph and Rosie Inderrieden, and readers will be Mary Marthaler and Jackie Dahl. Eucharistic Minister will be Veronica Inderrieden..
Arrangements were by Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.