KENNETHWOODROW KEUHNKenneth Woodrow Keuhn, 95, Carlton, Minn. formerly of Ely, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, Minn.
Kenneth Woodrow Keuhn, 95, Carlton, Minn., formerly of Ely, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, Minn.
He was born Nov. 2, 1916 to Charles W. and Bessie (Ellsworth) Keuhn in Mercer County, Mo.
He attended grade school in Missouri, North Dakota and Minnesota. In the summer of 1935 and again in the winter of 1936-1937, Ken was enlisted with the CCC working in Minnesota and the state of Washington.
While working on his sister's farm near Thief River Falls he met the girl he was looking for - Ruth Myhrer and married her on Nov. 25, 1939. They moved to Ely in 1951 where he worked in logging and mine construction. He retired from DNR Fisheries in 1978 after 16 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, hobby farming and wood crafts in retirement.
He was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Ely, Ely Senior Citizens and Ely Garden Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Ruth; brother and five sisters.
He is survived by his children Patsy (Patrick) Norha, Cloquet, Minn., Eileen Schantz-Hansen, Carlton, Minn., William (Carolyn Pegelow) Keuhn, Shoreview, Minn., Robin (Mark) Braaten, Duluth, Michael Keuhn, Esko, Minn.; sister Frances Lange, Bloomington; grandchildren Suzanne Anderson, Esko, Annette (Tim) Riley, Duluth, Todd Frisell, Ireland, Darin (Marianne) Keuhn, Eagan, Chris Mattila, Alton, Ill., Warren Mattila, Duluth, Hailey and Andrea Keuhn, Esko; great grandchildren Samantha, Katie and Rusty Anderson, Esko, Minn., Ciara and Odhran Frisell, Ireland, Abigal and Mitchell Keuhn, Eagan, Minn., Tobias and Simon Kothe, Duluth.
Our sincere thanks to the staff and volunteers of Inter-Faith Care Center for their love and compassion where Ken was a resident for nine years. In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to IFCC, 831 Third St., Carlton, MN 55718.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, until the 11 a.m. service in First Lutheran Church in Ely. Rev. John Bonk officiating. Lunch to follow. Burial at the Ely Cemetery. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.