Karl Ralph Mees

Alpena

Karl Mees Obituary photo Karl Ralph Mees, age 89, of Alpena, died Friday night, March 28, 2014 at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. His funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, April 4 at the United Parish of Alpena with Rev. Derek Baum officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Cemetery at Alpena with military rites by the Owen-Kunze Post #116 of Alpena. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at the Kuhler Funeral Home with his family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the Kuhler Funeral Home. Visit www.kuhlerfuneralhome.com. Karl Ralph Mees was born Feb. 24, 1925, to Phillip and Carrie (Hettich) Mees in Jerauld County, near Alpena. He received his education in country schools. Karl was a veteran serving in both the US Navy and the US Army. He farmed southwest of Alpena until 1965 when he moved to Alpena. He was also a bulk gas delivery truck driver for a number of years. Karl was a member of the American Legion, Owen-Kunze Post #116 of Alpena, the National Rifle Association and the United Parish of Alpena. Karl was also a volunteer fireman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was known for his ability to repair small engines. He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Alpena; two sons, Richard (Linda) Mees and Wayne (Vicki) Mees, both of Alpena; two daughters, Joanne (Walter) Hein of Wessington Springs and Jeanette (Richard) Jones of Woonsocket; nine grandchildren; and one sister, Karolina Marsh of Chicago, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Harold Mees, Evelyn Ramberg, Lucille Mathews, Milton Mees, Elizabeth Miller and Alice Mees.

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