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A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer. www.petersonbrothers.com
Scott Alan Kalkbrenner born May 1, 1961, left us unexpectedly Saturday, May 28, at his city home in Spicer.
Scott grew up on a farm east of Spicer with four siblings, horses, pigs, and cows. Scott loved the farm life and enjoyed milking cows, field work, baling hay, and yes even picking rock. He felt it made character in a person. Scott was a simple man and didn’t ask for much. He believed that you earn what you have and put your best effort into what you are doing or working on.
Although he loved duct tape to fix his boots, or to hold something together for only a short time, if there was anything that needed to be fixed, he took it a part and fixed it right the first time. A project most would say took 10 minutes took him 4-5 hours, but it would never need fixing again. Always drove his family crazy!
Scott would help anyone with anything at anytime without ever needing repayment yet found it hard to ask for help himself when needing it.
On April 24, 1982, Scott married his high school sweetheart Amy. A city slicker for sure and knew he had a challenge ahead of him. Forty years later, was proud of the accomplishments he had achieved! She may not agree.
Scott would be the very last one to say he was perfect, yet if you inquired about his children, he would say how Perfectly Proud he was of each of them. And don’t bring up his 11 grandchildren because his were the very best! He would spend more time with the kids at family functions then the adults. All of them always ran to grandpa when they saw him.
He was a kind man and would put people to ease when first meeting them and ended up with many friendships that would last a lifetime from personal to business contacts.
Scott worked farming and then started driving truck from local to over the road. He did all kinds of hauling except tanker. His favorite though was his days hauling cattle and enjoyed all the people he met.
Scott was a true American and flew his flag proud! Although, he didn’t parade around his political opinions, people knew his feelings and he wouldn’t be swayed.
He loved to motorcycle, have beverages with family and friends and always made a wise crack to the waitress when going out for an evening. He loved to make someone smile and feel special.
He loved his time at the family cabin in Bovey, MN that had been purchased by his grandfather in 1970. Never would agree to upgrading the pontoon which had been bought new in 1970 and would always comment while sitting at the campfire that he should really go help whoever he heard was sawing wood because he could hear their blade was dull. The cabin was his happy place.
Scott leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Amy; son, Tyler and Emily (Kelsey and Shelby); son, Dylan and Angie (Ely, Quin, Dazy), son, Logan and Andrea (Rylee, Wren and Payton), daughter, Baily (Oliver, Nora and Arlo), and most of all, his beloved dog “Clover”. Also surviving are brothers, Mark and John; sisters, Julie and Cheryl; and in-laws, Diane, Tracey, Dave and Tom.
Amy’s family which was always considered his: mother-in-law, Rocile; sisters, Betty, Sharon, Carol and Lori; and brother Joe, Jerrel and Mark.
He was preceded in death by both grandparents; his parents, Don and Donna; father-in-law, Adolph and his true companion, “Gus”.
Please go today… smile, hug, and say I love you to everyone and take Scott’s saying with you forever... “Life doesn’t get any better than this!”
Our family wants to thank everyone who knew and loved Scott. Please share your memories about him. We are grateful for you sharing in his life.