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David M. Kent – Obituary

Name: David M. Kent

Age: 80

Born: 08-14-1937

Died: 03-06-2018

Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville

Nordland Lutheran Church, Paynesville

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Nordland Lutheran Church in Paynesville for David M. Kent, age 80, of Paynesville, who passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Jacob Holck will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the Church. 

David was born on August 14, 1937 to Sigfred and Cecelia (Holmgren) Kent in New Ulm, Minnesota. David graduated from Gibbon High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to Jean Johnson on October 26, 1957 at Clear Lake Lutheran Church in Gibbon. David was a second generation beef, hog and crop farmer, working alongside his brother, Ralph on the family farm in Gibbon. David was a member of the Gibbon Sportsman’s Club, and the Gibbon Farmer’s Elevator, where he served on their board. He was also a member and served on the council for Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon.

David was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a quiet man, with a quick wit, who loved spending time with his family. David was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and going golfing. He also enjoyed watching sports and Westerns on TV. 

He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 60 years; children, Amy (Gary) Walter, of Owatonna, Bruce (Karla), of Eagan, Craig “Sam”, of Richmond, Darcy (Jill), of Eagan; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Edna Sandquist, of New Ulm, and Elaine Savela, of Fairfax, sister-in-law, Kathy Kent, of Gibbon; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

David is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Kenneth, LuVerne and Ralph; daughter-in-law, Rachael Kent; brothers-in-law, Roy Arlandson, Don Sandquist and Wilbur Savela. 

Guestbook for David M. Kent

Bob Otterson
, son of Gibbon classmate Carlene Otterson
March 15, 2018, 11:38 pm
Kent family ... we pass along our condolences. My late mother, Carlene (Grewe) Otterson, and David were high school classmates. My aunts remember David as the classmate who slipped and fell in the kitchen after my grandmother had given the floor a good waxing.
Mike Mrsny
, Freind of Sam
March 10, 2018, 2:40 am
Sorry to hear this.
Mary and Al Penkava
, Friend of family
March 9, 2018, 4:08 pm
Amy and Gary, We wish we could be there with you, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Janice Freidrichs
, Acquaintance
March 9, 2018, 7:21 am
Jean and family, I am so sorry for your loss! God bless you and watch over you!

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