Kevin J. Kerfeld, 59, a resident of Sauk Centre, passed peacefully from this life on Monday, November 19 at the St. Michael’s Nursing Home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family during the last days of his life.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 24 at the Faith Baptist Church in Sauk Centre. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church in Sauk Centre. Please drive your classic car or Harley if you have one unless the weather is poor. Close friends and family are invited to an informal gathering at the Kerfeld family farm and then Linda B’s in St. Rose after the service.
A devoted husband, father, step-father, and grandfather, Kevin was born March 26, 1953 in Melrose to Leo and Monica Kerfeld and is the youngest of 7 children. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1971. He resided between Sauk Centre and Rice during his adult life. Kevin and Mary Moore (Bohm) had three children, Eric, Heather, and Andy. Kevin married Mary Brickweg on July 10, 1999 and welcomed Jason and Jody (and later grandson, Jerome) into his family. He worked in sales at Napa Auto Parts for over 13 years. Prior to Napa, he worked at O & M Enterprises, Frank’s Barn Equipment, Wollak’s Hardware, Dan Welle’s Southtown, and Dairyland Supply.
He enjoyed wrenching on engines, doing smoky burnouts in the street rod, watching NHRA Drag Racing and NASCAR, going on scenic drives in the country, gardening with his Honey, spending time with his family, sharing a laugh with friends, watching old Western and car chase movies, camping, listening to rock ‘n’ roll music, shaking dice and playing cribbage, going to church, meeting with the men’s prayer group, and studying the Bible. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Kevin will always be remembered for his big smile, booming laugh, and fun-loving attitude. He has touched the hearts of many and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Brickweg-Kerfeld; children, Eric Kerfeld of St. Cloud, Heather Kerfeld (Kaleb Bronson) of St. Bonifacius, Andrew Kerfeld of Palmer; step-children, Jason Bruggeman of Thief River Falls, Jody Bruggeman (Scott Masog) of Sauk Centre; grandchild, Jerome Boecker; brothers and sisters, Dorine (Jack) Laudenbach of Sartell, Joan (Clarence) Rueter of Hackensack, Ervin Kerfeld of Melrose, Arthur (Rosemary) Kerfeld of Melrose, Kathleen Schiller of Hanover, Leon (Sue) Kerfeld of Grey Eagle; honorary extended family, the Brickwegs and the Moores; and many cherished nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Monica Kerfeld, and his sister-in-law, Jeannette Kerfeld.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to St. Michael’s Hospice at 425 North Elm St., Sauk Centre, MN 56378.
Thank you cards will not be sent, but we are eternally grateful for your kindness and support.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral Home.