March 9, 2010



ADDRESS: 112 W. Elm Street Abbotsford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:45 P.M. Wednesday, March 31 at the Colonial Center, Colby

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 5 at the First Baptist Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Wipf

PLACE OF BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Bethel Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

VISITATION AT: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 5 at the First Baptist Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 15, 1924 in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

EDUCATION: He was a 1943 graduate of Pelican Rapids High School. Ed attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he did his general studies. Ed then attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he graduated in 1959. He also attended Association Free Lutheran Seminary in Plymouth, Minnesota, where he graduated in 1967

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: March 23, 1955 to Yvonne L. Score at Hay River Lutheran Church in Wheeler, Wisconsin and she survives.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Ed was a minister at the Association Free Lutheran Congregation in Roseau, Minnesota where there were 4 parishes for 3 years. He then was a minister at Bethel Free Lutheran in Faith, South Dakota and Emmanuel Free Lutheran in Eagle Butte in South Dakota for 8 ½ years. Ed was also a minister in Culbertson, Montana at Bethel Free Lutheran for 5 years. He then worked at Broen Nursing Home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota where he was a Certified Nursing Assistant for 6 years. He served as an interim pastor for various congregations. Ed also did Highway, Railroad and Carpentry Construction. He was a helper on the building of Garrison Dam in Garrison, North Dakota. Ed also worked for various farmers in the Pelican Rapids, Minnesota area. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed building blue bird houses, taking pictures, reading and telling stories.

MEMBER OF: Son’s of Norway, Calvary Free Lutheran in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

SURVIVNG SPOUSE: Yvonne L. Kjos of Abbotsford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Karen (Dean) Whitby of Blaine, Minnesota, David (Kelly) Kjos of Hazen, North Dakota, Linda (Jay) Hoffman of Abbotsford, Brenda Nikunen of Watertown, Minnesota
Daughter-In-Law: Deborah Kjos of Dixon, Illinois

1 Grandson: Peter Nikunen

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 26 Lori (Brady) Terrill, Aaron & Noah (Angie) Kjos, Beth, Lydia, Eda & Darren Whitby, Sarah, Jonathon, Joseph, Rebekah, Emily, Luke, Patricia and Ruth Kjos, Ian & Christopher Ladwig, Renson, Delaney, Hannah & Lily Hoffman, Jeremy, Jessica, Rose, Samuel & Caleb Nikunen

GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 5 Christian, Joy, Justice & Andrew Terrill & Christine Kjos

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Brother: Howard Kjos of Roslyn, South Dakota
Sister-In-Law: Helen Grothmann of Hillsboro, North Dakota
Also survived Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends


DECEASED FATHER: John A. Kjos, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Dagney M. Pederson

MEMORIAL BEARERS: Grandsons: Aaron, Noah, Jonathon, Joseph & Luke Kjos, Darren Whitby, Ian & Christopher Ladwig, Renson Hoffman and Jeremy Nikunen

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made to Ed’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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