A memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Arnold Kaufenberg, 87, of Redwood Falls and daughter Rebecca Kaufenberg will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at the St. Catherine Catholic Cemetery in Redwood Falls.
Arnold R. Kaufenberg was born on February 11, 1933, in Lamberton, to Henry and Anna (Wagner) Kaufenberg. He attended country school and graduated from Wabasso High School. On August 17, 1957, he was united in marriage to Irene Stelzer on August 17, 1957, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. The couple lived in Wabasso until moving to the family dairy farm near Redwood Falls in 1964. In 1996, Arnold began working in security at Jackpot Junction Casino. He was always a farmer at heart and was very meticulous with his large garden. Arnold was also an avid Minnesota sports fan. He always enjoyed playing cards with friends. After suffering a stroke in 2017, Arnold moved to the Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls. He passed away there on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Arnold is survived by his wife, Irene, of Redwood Falls, daughter Deb Nelson of Redwood Falls, son Steven (and Leanne) Kaufenberg of Redwood Falls, daughter Jean (and Chris) Wood of Franklin, son Robert (and Terri) Kaufenberg of Seaforth, son Larry Kaufenberg (and special friend Miriam) of St. Cloud, MN, grandchildren Jami, Christopher, Katie, Sirena, Tiffany, Melissa, Aaron, Zachary, Emma, Sam, Macy, Eliza and Martha, 20 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Florence Kaufenberg of Springfield and Marcia Knott of Wabasso, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Rebecca, grandson Nicholas Nelson, two granddaughters in infancy, siblings Leo, Norman, William, Alice, and Vernon and brother-in-law Omer Jenniges of Redwood Falls.
Rebecca Ann Kaufenberg, formerly of Willmar and Redwood Falls, passed away on July 11, 2011, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
Rebecca was born on September 5, 1958, in Redwood Falls to Arnold and Irene (Stelzer) Kaufenberg. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. She attended Redwood Falls High School. Rebecca worked at Katon Corp in Minneapolis and Cub Foods in Willmar. She loved her cats, walking, reading and practical jokes.
Arrangements with Sunset Funeral Association, Echo, Minnesota