Obituaries

Louis A. Kitchenmaster

Louis A. Kitchenmaster, age 95 of Rock Rapids, IA died on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Rock Rapids Health Care Centre.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, Nov. 14th at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Mark Hansen officiating.

Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Steen, MN.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 13th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Peace Lutheran Church or charity of choice.

Louis Albert William Kitchenmaster was born April 4, 1917 in Allison Township, Lyon County, Iowa, the son of John and Emma (Lauck) Kitchenmaster. He was raised on the family farm near Steen, Minnesota and attended the Allison Township #2 school. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, at Steen, MN. After his education he remained on the family farm helping with the daily operation. At the age of 24, Louis’s father suddenly died leaving Louis to assume the responsibility for the farm duties. He was a proud farmer working the land for several years. He retired in 1980 and moved to a home in Rock Rapids, IA.

Louis enjoyed playing cards, car rides through the country side, family gatherings and watching the Minnesota Twins. His family will remember Louis as a kind and gentle man. This past Sunday, November 11th Louis died at Rock Rapids Health Care Centre at the age of 95.

He is survived by his siblings, Florence Kitchenmaster, Nora Ranschau, Norman Kitchenmaster, all of Rock Rapids, IA; Doris (husband, Pete) Stegenga of Sioux Falls, SD; eight nieces and nephews; and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Emma Kitchenmaster; two sisters, Ella Weber and Edna Kitchenmaster; two brothers-in-law, Harold Weber and Carl Ranschau; and sister-in-law, Margaret Kitchenmaster.

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