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Kenneth Earl Husen

February 14, 1945 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 76)

Obituary

Kenneth E. Husen, age 76, of Alexandria and formerly of Luverne, MN, died on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at his home.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 11 AM at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria with Pastor Kari van Wakeren officiating.  Interment will be in the Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria, MN. 

A visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 4-7 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Kenneth Earl Husen, the son of Carl and Agnes (Blinsmon) Husen, was born on February 14, 1945, in Luverne, MN.  Ken graduated from Luverne High School in 1963 and continued his education at Nettleton College for his business degree.  Ken married his childhood friend and high school sweetheart, Becky Hamann.  They were united in marriage on November 27, 1965, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne, MN.  Together they raised their daughter Jennifer in Luverne. Even though Ken traveled for work he never missed any of Jen’s school or 4-H events and proudly cheered her on.  

Ken started his career as a bank teller at Home Federal Savings and Loan. He quickly found his love for the insurance world while working at Tri-State Insurance, Lumber Mutual, and Beaver Creek Mutual. He was also a licensed real estate agent before fully retiring in 2006.

For many years, Ken was involved with the Rock County Fair in Luverne and the Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD.  He loved fair time and volunteered countless hours making sure those who attended had a fun and safe time.  He was a great supporter of the 4-H program. Ken was a member of the Luverne Lion’s Club and the Sioux Falls Elks Club where he appreciated the friendships with others through the years.  Ken served on the Beaver Creek Mutual Board of Directors. Ken enjoyed playing Pinochle with his friends and family, especially the time he spent playing with Becky in their Card Club.

After Ken’s retirement, Ken and Becky moved to Alexandria in 2009, to be closer to their daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters. While in Alexandria, Ken enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and watching them at their events, continued his woodworking hobby while teaching his son-in-law some “tricks of the trade”, visiting with Jen daily and, of course, enjoying moments with Becky. In addition to all of that, he continued to be an active member at the Alexandria Elks Club, volunteered at the Douglas County fair and enjoyed friendly debates around the coffee table at the local cafés in town.

Ken and Becky spent several winters in Apache Junction, Arizona where they met many new friends and reconnected with old friends from Luverne. He was an active member of the Architectural Board at the Roadhaven resort where they lived. Ken was a great caretaker of Becky while she underwent multiple surgeries and health challenges. Just as he was a great caretaker of Becky, he never hesitated to help a friend or be there for the family. His love and support for others will be greatly missed.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Becky Husen of Alexandria; daughter, Jennifer (Scott) Sundby of Alexandria; granddaughters, Meredith and Maggie Sundby of Alexandria; brothers, Raymond Husen (Betty Benkowski) of Sartell and James (Judy) Husen of Palm Desert, CA; nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Husen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the American Diabetes Association and Arthritis Foundation.

 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 12, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Home
659 Voyager Dr NW
Alexandria, MN 56308

Visitation
Thursday
January 13, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Lutheran Church
1655 18th Ave E South McKay
Alexandria, MN 56308

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 13, 2022

11:00 AM
First Lutheran Church
1655 18th Ave E South McKay
Alexandria, MN 56308
 

Video is available for this event



Interment
Thursday
January 13, 2022

12:00 PM
Kinkead Cemetery
530 Agnes Boulevard
Alexandria, MN 56308

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