Kevin Stotts, 63

Kevin Stotts, age 63, of Buffalo, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.

Kevin Donald Stotts was born May 27, 1958, in Minneapolis, the son of Donald and Arlene (Thiemann) Stotts.

He graduated from Orono High School and went on to Mankato State University.

Kevin was united in marriage to Ardis Kelzer July 4, 2012, in Wabasha.

Kevin grew up in Colombia Heights and later moved to Buffalo, where he spent the rest of his life in the open country air.

Kevin worked as a traffic manager for the family business, Dura Supreme Cabinetry. He retired in 2011.

Kevin and Ardis enjoyed their road trips to and from Florida, always veering off the beaten path for new adventures.

He was a fantastic cook, woodworker, and outdoorsmen. He loved the water, trap-shooting, anything that brought him into nature, and was always up for a good adrenaline rush. Kevin had a sharp wit and an incredible sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.

Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Arlene Stotts; wife, Ellen Stotts; son, Kevin Stotts Jr.; And father-in-law, Leon “Butch” Kelzer.

Kevin is survived by his loving family: wife, Ardis Stotts; daughters, Tiffany (Harlan) Johnson, Meghann Eiden; granddaughter, Abby Roeder; brother, Keith (Lynn) Stotts; sister, Kathy Haefele-Stotts; mother-in-law, Marilyn D. Kelzer; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Laurie and Ken Forner, Alan and Joanne Kelzer, Kenneth Kelzer, Marie Elaine, Lois and Matt Loeser, Betty and Troy Baumann; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial took place Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 155 Co. Rd. 24 in Wayzata. Visitation was Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and also one hour prior to the Mass at church Thursday. Interment was at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Alan Kelzer, Ray Mattson, Randy Bonk, Jason Stotts, Jared Stotts, and Carson Haefele.

Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; 952-442-2121; www.johnsonfh.com.

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