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Leland Kittelson

Born: Fri., Aug. 21, 1925
Died: Mon., Apr. 5, 2010

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Leland Kittelson, of Montevideo, died Monday, April 5, 2010 at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo at the age of 84. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Jevnaker Lutheran Church, rural Montevideo. Rev. Marie Eckberg will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo with the family present from 5-7:00 PM and a prayer service at 5:00 PM Leland Curtis Kittelson was born August 21, 1925 at Montevideo, MN the son of Willie and Della (Christianson) Kittelson. He was baptized September 20, 1925 and confirmed June 4, 1939 at Jevnaker Lutheran Church and attended rural schools. He was united in marriage with Marjorie Hildahl on December 17, 1949, at the Kittelson home farm. They lived and farmed in rural Montevideo, where he was an active member of Jevnaker Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Minnesota Valley Antique Farm Power and Machinery Association and the Sons of Norway. Over the years, he enjoyed farming, metal work, wood work, snowmobiling, fishing, pheasant hunting, but most of all playing with the grandkids. He also enjoyed visiting, especially in Norwegian. He is survived by four children: Lee Kittelson and his wife Karen of Fergus Falls, MN, Steve Kittelson and his wife Lisa Lindberg of Amboy, MN, Mike Kittelson and his wife Charlene of Yankton, SD and Laurie Kittelson of Stillwater, MN; five grandchildren: Brian Kittelson, Mark (and Alyssia) Kittelson, Liv (and Craig) Emery, Erik Kittelson and Kjersti (and Andreas) Boe; one great-granddaughter, Marilla Emery; four sisters: Deloris Pederson of Kalamazoo, MI, Leona Skogrand of Montevideo, MN, Grace Christenson and Gloria Christenson both of Benson, MN; as well as by a number of nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife, Marjorie in 2005.

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Diahanna Varpness
   Posted Wed April 07, 2010
Leland was such a nice man to get to know. i would see him coming down the halls at the nursing home and we would high 5 each other then he would get a big smile on his face. i am going to miss him dearly. he is not suffering anymore. rest in peace leland diahanna varpness water girl at luther haven

Lisa (Myhre) Steinke
   Posted Tue April 13, 2010
Kittelson Family,You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. I remember your Dad as always full of laughter and smiles. My son, Nick, had the opportunity to meet your Dad a few years ago and he still remembers how your Dad would make him laugh. Those memories are what will help you get through this time. Thank you, Lisa (Myhre) Steinke

Jean "Ellingson" Schwartz
   Posted Thu May 20, 2010
I was saddened to hear of Leland's passing away. I have fond memories of him while I was growing up. My deepest sympathies to you all.

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