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Mary Jane Kiehl

October 5, 1924 — December 7, 2013

Mary Jane Kiehl, 89, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, passed away quietly Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Ecumen Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Mary was born on October 5, 1924, the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Hultgren) Lundeen in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was raised in Watford City, North Dakota until the age of 13, when her family moved to the Detroit Lakes area. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. As a young woman, Mary worked as a nurses aid and housekeeper. Mary was united in marriage to Art Kiehl on April 19th, 1941 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Audubon and Mahnomen, Minnesota for a few years, and then returned to Detroit Lakes. In the early 50's, they purchased their farm East of Detroit Lakes, where they raised their family. Mary was also very active in the daily tasks of the farm. She also worked part-time outside the home throughout those years. Art passed away in 1984 and Mary moved in to town the following year. Mary enjoyed visiting with family and friends, spending time outdoors observing the beautiful surroundings of nature; the singing of the birds, the smell of the wild flowers and the sight and taste of the fresh berries. She will always be remembered for the beautiful quilts that she shared with her family. Mary also took great pride in making her delicious sauerkraut and potato salad, dill pickles, jellies and jams. Her greatest joys in life were her many grandchildren, and being surrounded by her family and friends. She and Art always welcomed everyone in to their home, and no one ever left without having had a cup of coffee and something to eat. Mary is survived by her children: Bernice (Jerry) McCann of Audubon, MN, Kathy (Ken) Jarandson of Fergus Falls, MN, Kenny (Diane) Kiehl of Detroit Lakes, MN, Barb (Dave) Maresh of Alexandria, MN, Nancy Poverud of Fargo, ND, Rod (Sue) Kiehl of Pelican Rapids, MN, Mary Ann (John) Ruehling of New Prague, MN, Vickie McCollum of Detroit Lakes, MN, her many precious grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Art, infant son Dennis, 3 year old daughter Darlene, grandson Lucas Halverson, two brothers Clarence and Bill Lundeen and two sisters Alice Olson and Harriet Lucas.
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