Richard G. Kehn

APACHE JUNCTION, Arizona – Richard Glenn Kehn, age 74, of Apache Junction, Arizona (formerly New Ulm) died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at the Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Funeral service will be 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Pastor Timothy Anderson will officiate. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wahkon, Minnesota.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.

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Richard is survived by his wife, Linda Kehn of Apache Junction; daughters, Annette (Mark) Sharratt of Ogilvie, Anita (John Collis) Purdy of Pine City; sons, Wayne (Christine Moyer) Kehn of Braham, Jason (Lori Fulkerson) Kehn of Duluth, Mark (Jamie Kruggel) Kehn of New Ulm; step daughters, Tina Cariveau of New Ulm, Terri Schmidt of New Ulm; step-sons, Dan, Dave, Dale Asleson all of New Ulm; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon Schwarzbauer of Minneapolis and brother, John Kehn of Mora.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Richard Glenn Kehn was born April 7, 1942 in Isle, Minnesota to Glenn and Helen (Conley) Kehn. He attended grade school in McGrath, Minnesota. Richard was married to Shirley Hensel and Barb Mack prior to being united in marriage with Linda Zihlke on Jan. 8, 1999 in Mesa, Arizona. The couple lived in New Ulm before permanently moving to Arizona in 2014. In life, Richard worked for 22 years with Barbarosa Construction as a sewer and water foreman before he began his career with Southern Minnesota Construction. He eventually retired in 2001. Richard had a variety of hobbies that he enjoyed including woodworking, gardening, and listening to music. What he enjoyed most in life was spending time with his children and grandchildren. Richard was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Ulm, and also Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Arizona.