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Donald A. Kalkbrenner May 15, 1934 - Nov. 13, 2009

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SPICER -- Donald Alvin Kalkbrenner, 75, of Spicer, died Friday at his home following an extended illness.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of St. Patrick in Kandiyohi. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with parish prayers at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the church and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home of Willmar.

He was born May 15, 1934, in Bancroft, Iowa, to Alvin and Verena (Neuman) Kalkbrenner. At a young age, he moved with his family to Pennock, Irving Township and then to a farm near Lake Koronis. He attended country school in the Paynesville area and Paynesville High School. From 1954 to 1956, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On Jan. 23, 1957, he married Donna Starrett. They lived and farmed in Union Grove until moving to the Spicer area in 1959. He was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Church of St. Patrick, Spicer American Legion and the NRA. He was a 47-year member of the NFO and a past member of the Harrison Township Board.

He is survived by his wife; five children: Mark (and Diane) Kalkbrenner of Spicer, Julie Kalkbrenner (and Thomas VanTassel) of Spicer, Cheryl (and Dave) Hoffenkamp of Atwater, Scott (and Amy) Kalkbrenner of Spicer and John (and Tracey) Kalkbrenner of Atwater; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings: Maxine (and Allan) Kubesh of Olivia, Tooty Johnson of New London and Edward (and Doreen) Kalkbrenner of Paynesville.

He was preceded in death by one grandson.

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