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Gary J. Gilbertson ~ Mantorville

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Gary Joe Gilbertson 60, of Mantorville, Minnesota passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice on October 30, 2017.
He had a long two and half year battle with Stage IV Cancer.
 
He was born in Rochester, Minnesota the son of Edwin and Laura Gilbertson.
 
Gary is survived by his wife Brenda Gilbertson; stepdaughter Jessica (Greg) Kokoschke of Rochester, MN; four brothers, Raymond Gilbertson, Tom (Kathy) Gilbertson, Dewey (Tami) Gilbertson, and Kenny (Teresa)Gilbertson all of Kasson; three sisters, Pat (Chuck) Vanderberg, Sharon (Gary) Gullickson and Karen Hill; two grandsons,Tyler Rodenz and Hunter King; granddaughter, Riley King and mother, Laura Gilbertson. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
He attended Kasson-Mantorville School.
 
Gary was a lifelong over-the-road truck driver, working for R & K Express for many years; then with Lawrence Transportation until he could no longer drive due to his illness.
 
The unselfish man that he was, Gary opened his door and his heart to his grandsons Tyler & Hunter whom he raised as his own for many years.
He loved watching them grow into fine young men, listening to their goals in life and watching them play sports. He was the best Papa a kid could ask for!
 
In his free time you’d find him outside, always fixing something, chatting with the neighbors, and was a perfectionist in his lawn care.
He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.
 
The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 3 at 2:00 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson with Pastor Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
 
A special thank you to Seasons Hospice for all the care, love and support.
Blessed be his memory.


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Asa A. Kendall ~ Kasson

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Asa Allen Kendall, 95, of Kasson, MN passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at his home.
 
Asa was born on April 12, 1922, in Badoura Township, Hubbard County, MN to Rosa (Dimmick) and Fred Kendall. He was the 8th of 11 children.
 
Asa graduated from high school in Garden City, MN. He enlisted in the Navy during WWII and served in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. DeHaven.
 
Asa married LaMerle Newsum in Garden City, MN on June 22, 1947. They were blessed with 6 children.
 
Following his time in the service, Asa farmed, worked construction, and also worked in retail.
 
Asa is survived by LaMerle, his wife of 70 years, children Carol (Gary) Briley, Judy (Elden) Royer, Allen (Glenda) Kendall, Curt (Sheila) Kendall, Bret Kendall and Anita (Ron) Stoudt; grandchildren Sarah, Joshua, Rachel, Brenda, Anthony, Duane, Allison, Andrea, Andrew, Rebekah, Abigail, Ryan John, Anthony, Reannah, Annah, Rosalee; step-grandchildren Brian, Danny and Peter; 11 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Hicks and many nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, 9 siblings, and one grandson, Jay Jay.
 
Asa enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking, gospel music, and visiting with family and friends. One of his fondest experiences in later life was being part of the Honor Flight Program.
 
Asa was known for his love of his family and friends, his kitty, Tiger, and being a neighborhood “grandfather.” He will be remembered and missed for his quick wit, sense of humor and also his enjoyment of a good joke or prank.
 
So long Honey, Dad, Grandpa, Ace.
 
The family wishes to express gratitude to Veteran Affairs of Mantorville, Prairie River care staff, Mayo Hospice, Rochester Health Services West care staff, Kasson Fire Deparment and Dodge Center Ambulance.
 
Visitation will be Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, 304 4th Street NW, Kasson. His military internment with honor guard will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at 11:30 am on Friday, October 27th. A memorial service will follow at 2:30 pm at First Baptist Church in Kasson with Pastor Brandon Black officiating.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be directed to them for distribution later according to their wishes.


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