Harold B. Kegler, age 89, of Brooklyn Park, formerly of Winsted, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery with military rites.
There was visitation Thursday, Nov. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a rosary recited at 5 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday morning, Dec. 1 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Harold’s eight grandchildren will be his casket bearers: Jonathan and Andrew Romes, Laura, Dylan and Mikayla Anderson, and Nathaniel, Christian and Michael Harrison.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.
Harold was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Winsted, the son of Albert A. and Anna M. (Zimmerman) Kegler.
He honorably served his country in the United States Navy from 1945-1948. Harold was a World War II veteran.
He was joined in holy marriage with Eleanor M. “Ellie” Haekenkamp May 28, 1955, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with four daughters.
Harold was formerly employed at Holsum Bakery for 28 years, Red Owl Bakery for 11 years, and retired with Super Valu in 1989.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, word searches, NASCAR races, camping at Keg’s Korner and deer-looking with family, playing cribbage, and wine making.
Harold was a member of American Legion Post 172 in Osseo.
He is survived by his four loving daughters and their families: Carol Ann Romes, and sons Jonathan and Andrew of Hobart, IN, Colleen Kegler (Bruce Burkowske) of Winsted, Maryellen (Todd) Anderson and children Laura, Dylan and Mikayla of Champlin, and Nancy (David) Harrison and sons Nathaniel, Christian and Michael of Preston; brothers Leon (Marilyn) Kegler of Babbitt, Robert Kegler and Steven Kegler, both of Winsted; six sisters-in-law; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, “Ellie;” his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law Hubert and Eleanore Haekenkamp; a sister, Eileen Wright; a brother, Ray Kegler; six brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law.