Obituaries


Mavis Kleist, 80, Richfield

4/23/2015

Mavis Kleist, 80, Richfield, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, April 19 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. 
A private service will be held at the Morris Nilsen Chapel on Monday, April 27.
Visitation will be held at the Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Avenue South in Richfield, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26.
Interment will be at the Fort Snelling Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Mavis Kleist was born to Elmer and Lena (Jaus) Voight in Arlington Township on Jan. 20, 1935. She graduated from the Arlington-Green Isle High School in 1953.
On May 21, 1955, Mavis was united in marriage to Kenneth Kleist at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arlington. Her years were spent raising the family as Kenny followed his career through Minnesota, California, Florida, New Mexico and New York. They shared 24 years of marriage before Kenneth passed away on Feb. 15, 1979.
Mavis enjoyed traveling, gardening, spending time at the lake and collecting Christmas ornaments. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her many friends.
Mavis is survived by her loving family; children, Steve (Joanne) Kleist, Cynthia Kleist, Barbara Kleist (fiancé David Holman), Jim Kleist, and David (Xiaoyen) Kleist; grandchildren, Sarah (John) Schultz and Andrew Kleist; great-grandchildren, Miriam and Rebecca Schultz; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Raymond Belanger and  Glenn (Gerry) Kleist; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Lena Voight; husband, Kenneth Kleist; sister, Geraldine Belanger; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lyle (Mary) Kleist and Dale (Linda) Kleist.
Arrangement by Morris Nilsen Chapel (www.morris
nilsen.com).

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Elmer A. Otto, 93, Arlington

4/23/2015

Elmer A. Otto, age 93, of Arlington, died at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center on Friday, April 17.
Funeral services were held at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21. Rev. Kurt Lehmkuhl  officiated the service.  
Visitation was held at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 20. It continued one  hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday, April 21. 
Interment was in the Arlington Public Cemetery.
Elmer was born to Robert and Auguste (Pomplun) Otto in Dryden Township on March 16, 1922. He was a World War II veteran. He married Irmgard Panning at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg on Nov. 22, 1947. He farmed for many years in Kelso Township and even after retiring he still had to go out and make sure things were running smoothly.  He volunteered with Meals on Wheels.  He was a member of the American Legion and VFW.  Elmer was also a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington. 
Elmer is survived by his wife, Irmgard; children, Susan (Ronald) Radke of rural Winthrop and Harlan (Margo) Otto of rural Henderson; grandsons, Michael (Jennifer) Radke, Jason Radke, Daniel Radke, Matthew (Lisa) Otto, Patrick (Jennifer) Otto and Mark Otto; six great-grandchildren, Paul and Katelynn Radke, Hunter and Holly Otto, Logan McCormick and Archer Otto; siblings, Raymond Otto of Gaylord, Viola (Milo) Quast of Gaylord and Ervin Otto of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Lilah Otto of Arlington; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Harold (Eleanor) Otto and Clarence Otto; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Otto.

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Death notice

4/9/2015

Pat L. Liebl, 68, Arlington

Pat L. Liebl, age 68, of Arlington, died as a result of a pedestrian accident in South Bend, Ind., on Monday, April 6. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11. Lunch will follow the Mass at the Church Social Hall. 
Visitation will be held at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 10. It will conclude with a Knights of Columbus Rosary. 
Visitation will continue at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, April 11. 
Burial will take place at a later time in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

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