Marlen Albert Kraemer

January 20, 1934 ~ December 28, 2019 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Marlen Kraemer Obituary


Marlen Albert Kraemer, Laurel, died on December 28, 2019 at Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk with his hospital gown damp from his wife's tears of 68 years.

Marlen was born January 20, 1934 in a farm house near Dixon, NE to Albert and Irma Hughes Kraemer. Marlen's dad passed away when he was 10 years old. The family of 5 siblings moved to Dixon proper, where Marlen, now head of the family, began his life's work. He was gainfully employed by the Dixon Advocate as a typesetter, barely able to reach the letters; drove a hay wagon for a blind man; a farm hand; and traveled to his aunt's home in the summer to caddy at the Fremont golf course. Monies were used to buy his own school clothes.

Marlen graduated from Dixon High School in 1951, excelling in his favorite Marlen married Shirley Mallatt in 1951, sheltering and loving his family. Marlen worked for Cedar County as an equipment operator then was hired by his father- in- law, Dale Mallatt, who owned Logan Valley Construction Company. Mr. Mallatt was killed in a car accident in 1956 at which time Marlen took over the business. With a strong, honest business sense, Marlen built Logan Valley Construction Company to 32 employees. Logan Valley Construction built government dams, terraces and highways.

Following a bout with cancer, Marlen dispersed his company and in 1985, was elected Cedar County Commissioner for District 2, a position that he held for a record 28 years.

As Marlen entered the stage of his physical death, he lifted his hand and said, "I love God with all my heart, all my soul and all my mind." A quiet man in his beliefs, Marlen served his God by continually helping others. Jesus says in His Word, "Welcome, good and faithful servant" and Marlen was, indeed, a good and faithful servant.

He leaves behind wife, Shirley, daughters Yvette (Joe Snyder) Texas; Yolanda (John Hansen) Laurel; Yvonne Hansen, Laurel; Rebecca (Kevin Hahne) Norfolk; Roxanne (Todd Nelson) Laurel; Rachelle Ratzlaff, Texas and son, Randy, Texas; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on June 21, 2020 on the Summer Solstice at his home in Laurel for all family and friends.

Arrangements are under direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Randolph.

Questions please call 402-337-0711

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Celebration of Life
Sunday, June 21, 2020
12:00 PM
Marlen Kraemer Home - Celebration of Life
301 E. Highway 15
Laurel NE 68745
United States

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