Arnold Kes, 68

Arnold E. Arnie Kes, 68, of Baxter, formerly of Lonsdale and New Prague, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his home, of heart failure.

Born October 29, 1940, at Lonsdale, Arnie was a son of Emil and Clara (Puncochar) Kes. He attended schools in New Prague and Prior Lake, and worked for a number of years in construction and maintenance positions. He married Mary Ann Will on January 18, 1964, in New Germany. Mary Ann died on January 25, 1998, after a lung transplant. Arnie was an avid bowler and enjoyed spending time outdoors, doing yard work and feeding deer in his back yard. His grandchildren affectionately called him G-Pa. Arnie loved coming to New Prague every year for Dozinky.

He is survived by three daughters Kim (Terry) Faust, Oakdale, Terri Jo (Joe) Erickson, Baxter and Tammi (Kevin) Hedlund, Baxter; six grandchildren; two brothers Don (Diane) Kes, Prior Lake and Duane Kes, Balsam Lake, WI; four sisters Margie (Glen) Schoenbauer, New Prague, Darlene Jewisson, Prior Lake, Jan (Richard) Schultz, Prior Lake and LaVonne Dahlstrom, Glendale, AZ; and sister-in-law Carol Kes.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a brother Roger; and brothers-in-law Gene Moss and Ed Jewisson.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 19, at 11 a.m., at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Baxter, with Rev. Kevin Robson officiating.

Interment was at Evergreen Memorial Garden in Brainerd. Pallbearers were Arnie's six grandchildren Sara Erickson, Katie Erickson, Brandon Hedlund, Kallie Rose Hedlund, Sami Faust and Kyle Faust.

Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.

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