Louis Markel

Louis B. Markel

1932 - 2023

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Obituary of Louis B. Markel

Louis B. Markel, Jr., age 90, of White Bear Lake MN passed away on April 21, 2023 at Keystone Place at LaValle Fields in Hugo, MN.

Louis B. Markel, Jr. was born on July 30, 1932 in St. Paul, MN.  He was in the Army during the Korean War and enlisted in 1953.  Along with other medals he was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat.

He was married to JoAnn Murray on February 20, 1958, for more than 60 years.  

Lou resided in White Bear Lake, MN since 1963.  He worked for Dayton Hudson’s, Northwestern Bell and Qwest.  He retired in 1994.  He enjoyed building birdhouses, being outdoors, tinkering in his garage, visiting with friends and family and being quite the jokester!  

Louis B. Markel, Jr. is preceded in death by parents, Louis B. Markel Sr., and Helen Markel of St. Paul, MN; JoAnn L. Markel (spouse) of White Bear Lake, MN, Laverne Markel (sister) of St. Paul, MN ; Edward Markel (brother) Cottage Grove, MN; Philip Markel (brother) Roseville, MN.

Louis is survived by (sister) Sandy Haller;  (sister in law) Judy Murray; (children) Patrick Markel, Michele (Don) Haider-Markel; (grandchildren) Jesiah Haider-Markel and many other extended family members and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on June 22, 2023 at promptly at 10:00 at Assembly Area #4.

Breakfast Buffet from 10:30-12:30.  *Venue will be shared at ceremony.