NEW ULM - Kenneth Marti, 68, of New Ulm died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm with Monsignor Douglas Grams celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, Soldier's Rest Section with full military honors being conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday and 7:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for his family go to www.mvfh.org.
Ken is survived by his wife, Linda Marti of New Ulm; mother, Eleanor Marti of Sleepy Eye; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Joe Schotzko of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and their children, Mitchell, Ian, and Carmen; sons and daughters-in-law, Rich and Holly Marti of Lino Lakes, and their children Alex, Abby, and Ella, Pat and Jodi Marti of Knoxville, Iowa, and their children Torie, Ben, and Kyleigh; sisters, Jean (Harvey) Janni of New Ulm, Ruth (Felipe) Fernandez of Montgomery, Rita (Jay) Hamann of New Ulm, Marie (Dave) Kuehn of New Ulm; brothers, Leo (Carol) Marti of New Ulm, Gerry (Barb) Marti of New Ulm, Frank (Dorothy) Marti of Kalispell, Mont.; mother-in-law, Helena Schreiner of Fairfax; and by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Marti; brother, Richard Marti; and father-in-law, Walter Schreiner.
Kenneth James Marti was born on June 9, 1945 in New Ulm to Edwin and Eleanor (Meyer) Marti. He graduated from Cathedral High School in New Ulm and then went on to serve with the United States Army from Jan. 1964 until December 1966 when he was honorably discharged. On Aug. 2, 1969, Ken was united in marriage to Linda Schreiner at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. From 1969 until 2003, Ken worked at 3M in New Ulm. Ken was an independent and creative thinker. A true craftsman, he could build anything. Ken enjoyed going on hunting trips, playing cards, and teaching German to his grandchildren. He was especially happy when he could spend time in the woods or in his garden. Ken was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm and the Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post #132 in New Ulm. Memorials are preferred to the Brown County Veteran's Organization.