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Allan Kjos

Allan Kjos

May 21, 1939-April 18, 2014

Allan L. Kjos, 74, a former resident of Fergus Falls, died Friday April 18, 2014, at his home in Shakopee, under the care of Hospice and his loving family, following a battle with lung cancer.

He was born May 21, 1939, in Mahnomen, the son of Lloyd and Nora (Wang) Kjos. He grew up in Mahnomen, and grad-uated from Mahnomen High School in 1957. Al-lan served in the U.S. Navy, 1958-1961, serving on the ship, U.S.S. Carter Hall. He then attended business school, graduating in 1963.

On June 9, 1962, he married Rosemary Krebsbach in Ogema. He was a sales manager in the bread business, long standing with Metz Bak-ing Company in Fergus Falls and Pan O'Gold Bakery in Fargo. He re-tired in 1993. During his retirement years, he worked at County Market in Detroit Lakes, for his long-time friend Kathy Dixon.

He was a member of VFW Post 612, Eagles Post 2339, Knights of Columbus and the Jaycees. Allan enjoyed all things family, sports and relaxing; golfing, fishing, vacationing, working in the yard, basketball, foot-ball, and spending time with his family.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Terrance; a nephew, Timothy Kjos; a niece, Kelsey Kjos; and his mother and father-in-law, Edmund and Adelide Krebsbach.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary "Mary" Kjos of Shakopee; a daughter, Mary (Scott) Larson of Shakopee; a son, Jason (Mary Jo) Kjos of Lake City; grandchil-dren, Alicia, Matthew and Marc Kjos of Lake City, Nichelle Larson of Grand Forks, N.D., and Brynn Larson of Duluth; great-grandchild, Mahkona; siblings, Duwayne (Joyce) Kjos of North Carolina, Lloyd (Lynette) Kjos Jr. of California, Ann Marie (Al) Alcorn of California, Cindy (Kent) Johnson of South Dakota and David (Loni) Kjos of Minnesota; and brother-in-law, Bob (Pat) Krebsbach of Minnesota.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, with a pray-er service at 7 p.m.; visit-ation resumes one hour prior to Wednesday's ser-vices at the church.

Services are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 30 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Elizabeth, Minn., with Father Jeffrey Ethen officiating.

Interment will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Mahnomen.

Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, is serving the family. Online condo-lences may be sent to