Richard (Dick) Jesse Maranell

January 9, 2020

A funeral service for Richard “Dick” Maranell, age 88, of Milford, Iowa, was held Monday, January 13, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Milford.

Richard (Dick) Jesse Maranell, the son of Lois Mildred (Lorensen) and Jesse Franklin Maranell, was born June 22, 1931, in Round Lake, Minnesota. The family lived in Montgomery, Iowa for a short time and then moved to Milford, Iowa where he graduated from Milford High School. On May 19, 1951, Dick was married to Darlene Mae (Coffman) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She passed away in 2006. On September 27, 2008, Dick married Mitzi (Mary) Maranell in Milford, Iowa.

Dick lived in Milford most of his life where he owned and operated Maranell’s Water Conditioning for over thirty years. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford, served on the Library Board for twenty-one years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, playing cards, mowing, his toys and was a lifetime reader. Dick gave a good home to many dogs and was considered a dog whisperer. He never met a dog he didn’t like and they all loved him.

Dick passed away January 9, 2020, at the Spencer Hospital at eighty-eight years of age.

He is survived by his wife, Mitzi Maranell; children, Denise (Lonnie) Loring, David (Bonnie) Maranell, Debra Maranell and Donald (Mary) Maranell; grandchildren, Jessica (Terveer) Ranslow, Jaci Maranell and Sam Maranell; great-grandchildren, Kylan and Shelby; sister, Diane (Dan) Brumley and their family; brother, Charles (Jean) Maranell and their family; many other family and friends including Mitzi’s children and grandchildren whom he cherished.

Dick was preceded in death by his first wife, Darlene Mae (Coffman) Maranell and his parents, Jesse and Lois Maranell.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.