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Marcellus Kueber

January 16, 1936 — June 12, 2016

MARCELLUS A. (MARSE) KUEBER January 16, 1936 – June 12, 2016 Marcellus (Marse) Anthony Kueber, age 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Park Rapids, MN Sunday, June 12, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones, following a long and valiant battle against cancer. Marse was born on the (then) Kueber family farm three miles north of Emmaville, MN in the Park Rapids area. At the age of eleven months he moved with his family to a new farm just south of Itasca State Park.  There he grew to manhood, attending the local one-room country school, Becker County ISD#129. As a young man, Marse learned the value of hard work on the family farm. Marse graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1954.  While in high school he participated in a host of extra-curricular activities, including chorus, FFA and sports.  He was elected co-captain of the football team.  Upon high school graduation, Marse joined the U.S. Air Force where he proudly served his country for four years. While stationed in Japan, he was nominated for the Soldiers Medal.  After serving in Japan he was stationed at Wold-Chamberlain Field in the Twin Cities, and at the Duluth, MN A.F.B. where he received his honorable discharge in 1958. After his military duties were over, Marse gained employment with several Twin Cities businesses.  He also attended night classes at the University of Minnesota, earning a degree in Psychology.  He later decided to become self-employed, enrolling in trade school and becoming a Master Barber. In 1976 Marse decided to move to Fairbanks, AK, where he lived for the next thirty years.  While there, he owned and operated several barber and beauty shops.  He was very active in community and civic affairs as well. Marse’s civic affairs included such things as being appointed to the Governor of Alaska’s Task Force for establishing state-wide cosmetology standards.  He also taught cosmetology classes at the University of Alaska’s School Of Cosmetology in Fairbanks. Marse was an active outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting and camping.  He helped organize the Fairbanks Trap and Skeet Club, and was an active shotgunner, winning a great many trophies in Alaska and elsewhere.  His achievements included a first place award in shotgun competition awarded by the Fairbanks Trap and Skeet Club.  Marse’s trap and skeet club activities also included sponsorship of youth shooting activities.  He also sponsored dozens of hockey teams and leagues over his years in Alaska. In 2007 Marse decided to retire and move back home to Minnesota.  He designed his own handicap accessible home and had it built for his return. Marse is survived by his wife Meena of Park Rapids, MN; four siblings: Mary Ferrill, of Groesbeck TX, Herman “Pete” Kueber, of Park Rapids, Nicholas A. (Delores) Kueber, Sun Prairie, WI and Duane J. (Christine) Kueber of Park Rapids, MN; Sister-In-Law’s: Marie Kueber and Judy Kueber; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: Joe, George, Leo, Bernard “Barnie” and Paul; and one sister Margaret Hein. Private family services will be held at a later date in Fairbanks, AK. To leave on-line condolences or view the tribute, please visit jonespearson.com.
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