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Carl Marohn Jr., 90, had worked at K-C

Published 7:45 am, Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Carl F. Marohn Jr. died Oct. 5, 2012. He was born Dec. 4, 1921, a son of Carl and Elsie (Bustrien) Marohn. He graduated from Neenah High School in Neenah, Wisc., in 1940 after which he served in World War II in the Philippines and New Guinea. During WWII he was in the Signal Corps with Company "Cî and later transferred into the United States Air Force. After he returned from the war, he married his high school sweetheart, Mildred Phoebe (Brien) Marohn, Jan. 5, 1946, and had four children. They lived in Neenah until 1958 when they relocated to New Milford.

Courtesy of the Marohn family Photo: Contributed Photo
    Carl F. Marohn Jr. died Oct. 5, 2012. He was born Dec. 4, 1921, a son of Carl and Elsie (Bustrien) Marohn. He graduated from Neenah High School in Neenah, Wisc., in 1940 after which he served in World War II in the Philippines and New Guinea. During WWII he was in the Signal Corps with Company "Cî and later transferred into the United States Air Force. After he returned from the war, he married his high school sweetheart, Mildred Phoebe (Brien) Marohn, Jan. 5, 1946, and had four children. They lived in Neenah until 1958 when they relocated to New Milford. Courtesy of the Marohn family Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Carl F. Marohn Jr., 90, died Oct. 5.

Mr. Marohn was born Dec. 4, 1921, a son of Carl and Elsie (Bustrien) Marohn.

He graduated from Neenah High School in Neenah, Wis., in 1940, after which he served in World War II in the Philippines and New Guinea.

During WWII he was in the Signal Corps with Company C and later transferred into the U.S. Air Force.

After he returned from the war, he married his high school sweetheart, Mildred Phoebe (Brien) Marohn, Jan. 5, 1946, and had four children. They lived in Neenah until 1958, when they relocated to New Milford.

Mr. Marohn worked for Kimberly-Clark for 42 years until his retirement in 1982. After his retirement, he moved to Poultney, Vt., and traveled extensively with his wife in their motor home. Their last move was to Danielson in 1990.

Mr. Marohn was always an active member of his church and community.

He was head trustee of the New Milford United Methodist Church for 10 years. As a father, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America.

He enjoyed hunting, traveling and playing cribbage. Recently he served as the chaplain at his local soup kitchen and as a member of the prayer chain and building committee of the United Methodist Church of Danielson. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4908 of Danielson.

Mr. Marohn is survived by his children, Harry Van Guilder, of Roanoke, Va.; Sandra (Marohn) and John Goodman, of Shakopee, Minn.; Ronald and Katherine Marohn, of Tolland; and George Marohn and Loretta Vallely, of New Milford; 10 grandchildren, Dawn (Van Guilder) and Jon Huggins, Todd and Cindy Van Guilder, Stephen and Teresa Shanks, Mark and Kara Shanks, Christiane (Shanks) and Dave McCutcheon, Kimberly Marohn, Lori (Marohn) and Mike Kmec, Barbara Marohn, George JR and Kristy Marohn, and Sabrina Marohn; 12 great-grandchildren, Carla and Jack Huggins, Benjamin and Tristan Shanks, Wyatt Keuchenmiester, Kacey Shanks, Katie and Maya McCutcheon, Christopher and Noah Marohn, Jaden Marohn and Killian Marohn; and a sister, Margaret (Marohn) Schultz, of Neenah. In addition to his wife, who died in 2003, he was predeceased by a daughter, Carla (Marohn) Van Guilder, who died in 1986; a grandson, Christopher Matthew Marohn; a great-grandson, Matthew Michael Shanks; his siblings, Mayme (Marohn) and Jack Driscoll, Henry and Vivian Marohn, Gertrude (Marohn) and Fritz Weight and Margaret's husband Norman Schultz.

A memorial service will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Danielson, 9 Spring St.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Danielson.