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Kenneth Riebe

February 24, 1947 — April 10, 2011

Kenneth Gene Riebe, age 64, of Frazee, MN, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at St. Mary's - Essentia Health Hospital in Detroit Lakes, MN.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, MN. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2011 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. Interment will be made in Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee, MN. A luncheon will be hosted at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, MN following the services for all to attend.

Kenneth was born February 24, 1947 to Eugene Ernest and Elaine May (Jenson) Riebe at St. James Hospital in Perham, MN. He was baptized at the Riebe residence on April 25, 1947 by Reverend W. J. Luttman. He grew up in Frazee where he attended school. Kenneth was united in marriage to Mary Sahlberg on October 18, 1968. They later divorced. In the early 1970's, Kenneth gained employment with the Daggett Truck Line in Frazee where he worked for a number of years. He then went on to work at the Swift Plant in Frazee until 1982. He then made his home in Alexandria, MN where he remained until July 27, 2005, when his health required him to move to the Frazee Care Center. He remained there until October 1, 2005, when he moved to the Frazee Care Center Assisted Living, where he remained until the time of his passing.

During his younger years, Kenneth enjoyed fishing with his Dad during both the winter and summer months. He also enjoyed playing a good game of cards and watching TV.

Kenneth is survived by his mother, Elaine Riebe; 2 daughters: Francis (Jon Flatland) Riebe and Carolyn (John Andrews) Strehlow; 1 son, James Riebe; 6 grandchildren: Aleshia (Russell) Heltemes, Michael (Amber Danzeisen) Strehlow, Tiffany Strehlow, Samantha Flatland, Anthony Flatland and Shayanne Riebe; 1 great grandchild, Lilly Auna Danzeisen; 1 sister, JoAnne (Mark) Gilbert; and 1 brother, Bruce (Linda) Riebe.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, Emil and Bessie Riebe and Edwin and Anne Jenson.
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