Marshall B. Kanel, 79

Marshall Kanel, age 79, passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.

Marshall was the son of the late Ralph and Mildred (Koby) Kanel and was born on Jan. 22, 1940, in Rogersville, Missouri.

He was united in marriage to Wanda Sue Davis on June 27, 1965.

Marshall joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served on the USS Intrepid.

He retired from Paul Mueller Company after 37 years of employment. He worked as a metal fabricator/welder and later did field-service work.

After retirement, he enjoyed going for “afternoon tea” with the guys at the coffee shop.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Ralph and Mildred Kanel; a nephew, Rex Kanel; a sister-in-law, Billie Ruth Kanel; and a sister, Ellen Brookman.

Marshall is survived by his wife, Wanda; three children, son Erick Kanel and his wife, Melissia, of Seymour, son Jeremy Kanel and his wife, Darlene, of Marshfield and daughter Martie Young and her husband, Roland, of Springfield; three grandchildren, Andrew Kanel and significant other Jane Broman of Dallas, Texas, Samantha Kanel of Seymour and Devon Kanel of Marshfield; three brothers, Ronnie Kanel of Seymour, George Kanel and his wife, Sue, of Seymour and Max Kanel and his wife, Joan, of Springfield; as well as several nieces, nephews and his beloved cat, “Zula.”

Visitation services were held Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour, under the direction of the funeral home.

In lieu of plants and flowers, memorial contributions may be left at the funeral home for the Greene County Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at