Kenneth Lamar Marze

Published 3:46 pm Friday, June 26, 2015

Kenneth Lamar Marze, age 68, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his residence. He was born on November 24, 1946 in Merryville, Louisiana to the late Herbert Marze and Lorene Leftrick.
Kenneth served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He served in Company E, 50th Infantry Air Borne 75th Rangers, the Elite LONG RANGE PATROL COMPANY of the 9th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Chris Marze of Port Arthur; daughters, Angel Valka and her husband, Aaron of Nederland, Robin Marze of Nederland, and Misty Marze of Nederland; sons, Kent Marze of Mauriceville, and Kelly Marze and her husband, Shay of Orangefield; grandchildren, Macoy Marze, Payton Marze, Cameron Valka, Gavin Marze, Grant Marze, Raegan Valka, Brenham Valka, and Madelyn Lynch. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Glenn Marze and Wendell Marze; and his sister, Linda Marze Bullet.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Monsignor Dan Malain celebrant. A gathering of the family and friends will be held on Sunday evening, June 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 6:15 p.m. at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland. Interment will be held on Tuesday, June 30th at 12:45 p.m. at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston.
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