GLENN KEHN

g-kehn.jpgGlen Kehn died October 19th, 2007 at the Oak Hill Living Center in New Ulm, MN. He was 89 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 1:30 PM at the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior at the chapel. Pastor Rita Claseman will officiate. INTERMENT will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wahkon, MN at 4:00 PM.

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Glenn Richard Kehn died on Friday, October 19, 2007 at Oak Hill Living Center in New Ulm, Minnesota. He was born t Edward and Ethel (White) Kehn at Chasley, North Dakota on January 28, 1918. Glenn married Helen Conley on July 29, 1937. They had three children.

Glen told stories of tying multiple horses together by linking the head of one to the tail of the next. He would ride the first horse and take them into town to sell. Throughout his life Glen was employed in various ways. He worked at the CC Camps in North Dakota; he worked on Hudson Bay with Eskimos; he picked apples in the state of Washington for five cents per box; he built homes in the Twin Cities for Don Ahey; and he was a farmer.

He retired in Coon Rapids and took up gardening. As Glen’s gardens prospered, he always had more than enough to share with the neighbors. He also did quite a bit of canning.

In 2000, Glen moved to New Ulm. In 2004 he moved to the Oak Hills Living Center. Here he continued to garden by helping upkeep the flower beds and vegetables. Glen came to consider these gardens as his own and would pick the tomatoes as soon as they were ready and would bring them to his room. He wanted to be the first one to get the harvest and loved eating the tomatoes.

He was preceded in death by his wife Helen; parents; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Glenn is survived by his sons Richard (Linda) Kehn of New Ulm and John Kehn of Mora; daughter Sharon (Francis) Schwartzbauer of McGrath; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

One guestbook entry for GLENN KEHN

  1. Loyce (Kehn) and Jim Rauser October 22, 2007 at 3:32 pm #

    We were saddened to hear of Uncle Glen’s passing, he was the last of that generation of Kehn’s. We were able to visit him twice in Coon Rapids…I remember one time he had 2 pork roasts in the oven as he knew we were coming. Yes, he was quite the gardener! He showed us around his yard and I was especially inspired by his grapes, we now have grapes growing in our yard, however, they do not seem to as well as his. I think its the difference in climate. Our sympathy and love…Loyce and Jim

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