Kenneth Domagalla, of Mora, formerly of Isle and St. Paul, died on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at his home. He was 78 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24th at Calvary Lutheran Church with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating.
VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
Kenneth Charles Domagalla, of Mora, formerly of Isle and St. Paul, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at his home. He was 78 years old
Kenneth was born on April 27, 1935 in Knife Falls Township, Minnesota to parents Paul and Louise (Harris) Domagalla. He was raised on the Minnesota border, near Danbury, WI. He attended several one room country schools before attending High School in Hinckley, graduating in 1951. After graduation, Ken moved to the twin cities and worked as a landscaper for a short while and then for concrete contractors for two years. On October 20, 1953 Ken joined the United States Navy. He worked in the construction battalion and was sent all over the world for different projects. In April of 1957, Ken was united in marriage to Shirley St. Sauver. After his discharge in 1961, Ken returned to Minnesota where he worked for the Ford Motor Company for a short time before taking a job with the City of St. Paul on a surveying crew. Ken met Norma Jean Jotblad at work and the couple began dating on June 10, 1986. Ken was promoted to a Street Cleaning Supervisor and continued working until he retired in 1991. Tired of the city life, Ken purchased a log home by Mille Lacs Lake in Isle. He made many updates to the home and property over the next 10 years before selling the home and moving to a new home in 2006 near Knife Lake in Mora. After 26 years together, Ken and Norma were united in marriage on July 3, 2012 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora.
Ken loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, enjoying lake fishing in the summer and Ice fishing in the winter. He also enjoyed many trips saltwater fishing. Ken also loved to hunt. He enjoyed hunting Deer, Elk, Moose, and wild Boar. He enjoyed many trips with his beloved hunting dog and companion, Morgan. Ken was a lifelong member of the NRA and supported many outdoor organizations. Ken and Norma enjoyed traveling together and many camping trips throughout the years. Ken also held a light plane pilots license for many years and enjoyed making flights throughout Minnesota. Ken was a long time member of the American Public Works Association. Ken will be dearly missed by his many family and friends.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents; brothers John and Frank Domagalla; granddaughter Tiffany Jotblad; and his beloved dogs Morgan and Megan.
He is survived by his wife Norma, children Mark Domagalla, Daniel (Kathy) Jotblad, Sandra (Ben) Aeilts, John (Jana) Jotblad, Michael (Connie) Jotblad, Susan (David) Altier, David (Patti) Jotblad, Shelly Jotblad, and Thomas (Tami) Jotblad; 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; sister Pauline Brown; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating. An hour of visitation will be held at the church prior to the service. Casket Bearers are Mark Rosenberger, LeRoy Beuning, Ben Aeilts, Kevin Jotblad, Larry Altier, Dylon Jotblad, Zach Debois, and Luke Aeilts. Interment will be in the Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville. Military Honors will be provided by the Minnesota National Guard Honor Team.