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John H. Kanehl, 97

John Herman Kanehl, age 97, of Annandale, formerly of Howard Lake and Winsted, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at the Annandale Care Center, surrounded by his family

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Annandale. The Rev. D.J. Lura will officiate, and Orma Lou Jacobsma will provide the music for the service. Interment will be at the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and one hour prior to the service, Wednesday at the church. A prayer service will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Troy Holmes, Anna Leonard, Michael Leonard and Nicole Rhodes.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale.

John was born March 30, 1912, in Aldrich, MN, to William and Augusta (Schinkel) Kanehl.

He served his country in the Army during WWII.

John was married to Helen Dietz Sept 4, 1944.

He worked as a roofer, retiring in 1977 from John A. Dalsin & Son’s Roofing.

John was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale.

He was a big fisherman and outdoorsman; and enjoyed watching wrestling, camping, traveling, and spending time with his family.

John is survived by his son, John (Debbie) of Las Vegas; grandchildren Phillip DesRosier, Scott (Janet) DesRosier and Patty DesRosier, all of Las Vegas, Anna (Mike) Leonard of St. Cloud, and Troy Holmes (Nicole Rhodes) of Annandale; sisters Gertrude Botz of Aitkin, and Irene Anders of Hopkins; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; daughters Bonnie Troy and Barbara Holmes; an infant great-grandchild; brothers, Frank, Fred, and William; and sisters Bertha Schmitt, Emma Schroeder, Anna Luke, and Minnie Bayerl.