Kenneth Howard Blau, 76, Merrifield, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in Donna, Texas.
He was born July 22, 1925, in George, Iowa, to Harry B. and Margaret Blau. He married Dorothy Berg on Feb. 3, 1952, in South Sioux City, Neb. He and his wife bought a lake home on North Long Lake in 1965. Before moving to Merrifield in 1980 he owned a furniture store in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He retired from the furniture department of Montgomery Wards in Brainerd. He was active in the Lions Club and Elks Club.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Shelly Trimble, Staples; a son, Jeffrey Blau, Brainerd; five sisters, Geraldine Harms, Veda Mae Klaussen, Velva Korthals, Margaret Kitchenmaster and Nina Faye Zlystra; two brothers, Frederick D. Blau and Harry Marvin Blau; and three grandchildren.
His parents; two brothers, Bernard Blau and Frederick B. Blau; and a sister, Blanche Blau, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd with the Rev. Deborah Celley officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Brainerd.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements are with the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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