BAXTER - Arnold E. Kes, of Baxter, died at his home Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Services for Arnie will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2009, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Baxter. Family and friends also are welcome to visit Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Brainerd.
Arnold was born Oct. 29, 1940, in New Prague, Minn., the son of Emil and Clara (Puncochar) Kes. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Will in 1964. He worked for a number of years in various construction and maintenance positions. He was an avid bowler who enjoyed visits to the casino and pulltabs. He liked to spend time outdoors: gardening, doing yard work or feeding deer. His favorite TV programs were Westerns and cooking shows. His grandchildren affectionately referred to him as "G-Pa."
He will be missed by his children, Kim (Terry) Faust, Terri (Joe) Erickson and Tammy (Kevin) Hedlund; his grandchildren, Sara, Katie, Brandon, Kalli Rose, Sami and Kyle; his stepgrandchildren, Joe and Elin; his sisters, Margie (Glen) Schoenbauer, Darlene Jewison, Jan (Rich) Schultz and LaVonne Dahlstrom; his brothers, Donny (Diane) Kes and Duane Kes; his sister-in-law, Carol Kes; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; his parents; and his brother, Roger.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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