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5/17/2017 8:06:00 AM
Mass of Christian Burial for Mathias Kellner May 20

The Mass of Christian Burial for Mathias J. Kellner, 86, of rural Stewartville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville with Rev. John Wilmot officiating.
Mr. Kellner died on Friday, May 12, 2017 of natural causes at the Stewartville Care Center where he had been a resident for two months.
Mathias J. Kellner was born on Sept. 18, 1930 in Wesley, Iowa to Mathias and Mary (Foretsch) Kellner. He grew up on the family farm and attended parochial school at St. Josephs Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Marines for two years during the Korean Conflict including duty overseas in Japan. Matt's family had moved to rural Stewartville and following his discharge, he began farming with his family. He was a lifelong farmer and after his retirement from active farming continued to live on the Kellner family farm.
Matt was a longtime member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville. He was also a member of the Hayfield American Legion Post 933. He enjoyed watching old Western movies, following the Minnesota Wild, Twins and Vikings and mall-walking with his brother Rex in the winter.
Matt is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Viola Gartner of Preston, Rex Kellner of Rochester, Paul (Carol) Kellner of Eau Claire Wis. and Margaret Webb of New Concord, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters and three brothers, Mary Ann Hyatt, Lil Larson, Lawrence, Kenneth and Louis Kellner.
A time of visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday morning. Burial with military graveside honors will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.

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