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home : obituaries : ot September 15, 2014


9/25/2013 3:16:00 PM
Kenneth Oftedahl

Kenneth F. Oftedahl, age 97, of Rice Lake, WI, died Friday, September 20, 2013 at Knapp Haven Nursing Home in Chetek, WI. He was born on September 4, 1916 in the Township of Long Lake, WI.
Kenneth graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1933. He dairy farmed with his family in Mikana, Cameron and Rice Lake until 1960. Kenneth was married to Dorine Holmstrom on October 3, 1945 at Rice Lake Gospel Tabernacle.
Kenneth had a milk route and worked at Birchwood Manufacturing and Mastercraft Industries in Rice Lake. He worked for Jerome's Turkey Farms in Barron retiring in 1982 and later volunteered for
Social Services.
Kenneth enjoyed traveling and a highlight was a trip to Norway. He was a longtime member of Rice Lake Assembly of God Church and was a member of the Sons of Norway and the Barron County
Historical Society.
In September 2009 he moved to Maplecroft Retirement Community and in 2012 to Monroe Manor in Barron. Kenneth enjoyed many activities including woodworking, gardening, playing Skip-bo, crossword puzzles, reading and playing the harmonica.
Kenneth Oftedahl is survived by five sons, Robert (Susan) Oftedahl of Barron, WI, Larry (Peggy) Oftedahl of Barron, WI, Richard (Marlene Prill) Oftedahl of Cameron, WI, Marv (Brenda) Oftedahl of Barron, WI and Dan (Shellie) Oftedahl of Cameron, WI; four daughters, Joanne Oftedahl of Cebu City, Philippines, Sharon (Tom) Dammer of Rice Lake, WI, Judy (Donald) Jones of Bloomington, MN and Ruth (Roger) Erickson of Barron, WI; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorine Oftedahl in 2008; parents; nine brothers; and four sisters.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Assembly of God in Rice Lake, WI, with Rev. Alan Klasi officiating and interment in Nora Cemetery in
Rice Lake.

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