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Keith Kendall

Keith L. Kendall, age 95, of rural Kandiyohi died Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, at his home under the care of Rice Hospice.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Church of the Nazarene in Willmar. Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Keith Lavern Kendall was born February 9, 1922, in rural Mitchell, South Dakota, the son of Marion F. and Abbigail H. (Whitney) Kendall. He grew up and received his early education in the Mitchell area. Keith moved with his family to the Willmar area and completed his last two years of high school, graduating from Willmar High School in 1940. He worked for a short time with the National Youth Administration but returned to farming with his father because of his father's health. On December 27, 1949, he was married to Loraine Ruth Linden at the First United Methodist Church in Atwater, MN. They made their home in the Willmar area where they farmed until they retired in 1975. The next spring they moved to New London, in 1993 they moved to Willmar and for the last year and a half they have lived in rural Kandiyohi. They enjoyed traveling and wintering in the southern states for many years. Keith loved being with family and enjoyed the times when the family went traveling, camping or fishing together. He was a long time active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Willmar.

He is survived by his wife: Loraine of Kandiyohi; and seven children: Sheryl (and James) Alexander of Roseville, Karen (and Michael) Barrett of Inver Grove Heights, Patricia (and Eddie) Carr of DeWitt, IA, Thomas (and Amy) Kendall of Long Prairie, David (and Kelly) Kendall of New London, Abby (and Roger) Schmidt of Kandiyohi and Linae (and Robert) Hahn of Bloomington, IL. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends. Keith was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren: Logan Barrett and Shayna Kendall; one brother: Marion W. "Bub" Kendall; and three sisters: Marie Bender, Erma Braatz and Mildred Johnson.


Cemetery Details

Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery
3003 8th Avenue NE
Willmar, MN, 56201

Visitation

MAR 4. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Church of the Nazarene

515 12th Street SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Funeral Service

MAR 4. 11:00 AM

Church of the Nazarene

515 12th Street SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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Nearly 50 years ago, our family was privileged to meet your family. You welcomed us warmly into your church, your home and your hearts. Keith was a strong man of faith--I loved to hear him pray. He loved the Lord and his family. What a great legacy! Now he's gone on to heaven, and we rejoice, yet our hearts grieve your loss. I will pray for God to ease your pain and to fill your hearts and minds with precious memories and hope for that day when you will be reunited. Love, Pam Bohnhoff

Pamela Bohnhoff - February 24, 2017 at 07:35 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

European Sympathy Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Keith L. Kendall.

February 24, 2017 at 09:58 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Keith was my favorite uncle. I will always remember his generous spirit and this spirit was evident in his children and wife. I wish that I would have had more time with him. His children were fortunate to have such a loving father. My prayers are with you all. I regret not able to be there at the service.

Emilee Solomon - February 24, 2017 at 02:42 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Emilee S. purchased the Blue & White Sympathy Floor Basket for the family of Keith L. Kendall.

Emilee S. - February 24, 2017 at 03:57 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Uncle Keith was such a wonderful man of God. Growing up in the church with he and his family, I observed many times his generosity when it came to the church. In fact, he even took a loan out against his farm so our local church could relocate and build! Now that was impressive to a young teenager. May God bless and give comfort to his family during this time! Joy (Bender)

Joy (Bender) Nash - February 24, 2017 at 05:52 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Keith was my favorite Uncle because he was always happy to see me, always made me feel loved and special. He will be missed!

Linda Holmgren - February 24, 2017 at 07:11 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Peace, Prayers, & Blessings- All Red was purchased for the family of Keith L. Kendall.

February 24, 2017 at 08:19 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Keith was a special man...from fishing with us as kids, playing soft ball with us, and to teaching me about the process of creating a big garden. I loved his laugh, and still carry it with me. And, I will always remember (and thank) him for being a prime supporter of publication of the Abbigail book.

Jerry Johnson - February 24, 2017 at 10:53 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Lavender & White Sympathy Standing Basket was purchased for the family of Keith L. Kendall.

February 25, 2017 at 01:38 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

White Mixed Fireside Basket was purchased for the family of Keith L. Kendall.

February 25, 2017 at 01:56 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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