Paul C. Ogren, 94, of Marcus, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2008 at his home near Marcus. Funeral services were held on August 11 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Rev. Gary McDonough officiated. Burial followed at the Marcus -- Amherst Cemetery in Marcus.
Paul was born in rural Tilden Township June 4, 1914, the youngest of 10 children born to Johan and Augusta Ogren who emigrated from Sweden. Paul was a farmer all of his life and worked with his sons raising cattle and crops. Paul was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. He was a life member of the American Hereford Association of Kansas City, Mo. and served on the Marcus Fair Board for 15 years from 1957 to 1972. He was also an inductee of the Cherokee County 4-H Hall of Fame.
Paul married Catherine Pitts on January 25, 1941. They resided on the Pitts Family Homestead founded in 1877 (one of the two original homesteads in Tilden Township). Paul continued to live on the farm until his death.
He is preceded in death by his wife Catherine, his parents, and his seven brothers and two sisters.
He will be lovingly remembered by his five sons and wives, Rod of Marcus, Roger and Sara of Exeter, Neb., Kenneth and Kate of Marcus, Steve and Renea of Marcus, and Chuck and Kay of Marcus; 10 grandchildren, Justin, Shannon and her husband Cliff Schultz, Ryan and his wife Bambi, and Aaron; David and his wife Malina, and Michelle; Elizabeth and her husband Nicklas Koenig, and Eric; Celeste and her husband Adrian Richardson, and Garrett and two great-grandchildren Maxwell and Ashtyn; and two sisters-in-law Annabel McCord of Auburn, Calf. and Myrtle Atkins of Roseville, Calf.