Dwaine Kiehne
Dwaine Kiehne
Dwaine Ceil Kiehne, 83, of Chatfield, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, after a long illness, at Golden Living Whitewater in St. Charles.

He was born June 4, 1929, in Cresco, Iowa, to Louis and Irene (Lange) Kiehne. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1947.

On Jan. 29, 1950, he married Beverly Vehrenkamp at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Granger.

They moved to Chatfield in 1958 where he farmed for several years. He also worked at IBM for eight years. When the dairy herd was sold, he became a truck driver for Funk Trucking. His wife was an artist.

He was a member of the Minnesota Holstein Association and the Chatfield Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing and loved animals. He also enjoyed gardening, reading, collecting antiques and refurnishing them, and chatting on the phone.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly of Chatfield; three sons, Robert (Ruth) of Sacramento, Calif., Bradley (Jaki) of Ft. Collins, Colo., and James (Kari) of Rochester; three daughters, Debra (Ivan) Pavlina of Saratoga, Calif., Mary Lou (Robert) Murphy of Cupertino, Calif., and Becky (Larry) Rabe of Chatfield; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Arlen (Dorothy) of Preston; one sister, Bonnie (Larry) Shanahan of Rochester; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth "Buzz" O'Connor of Harmony.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Nancy; and one granddaughter, Mariah.

The funeral service was held last Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Chatfield Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Docken officiating. Burial was in St. Matthew's Cemetery in Granger.

Online condolences may be made at www.rileyfuneralhomes.com.