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Kim Leitheiser

Nov. 16, 1959-July 31, 2009

Kim L. Leitheiser, 49, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, July 31, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.

Kim L. Anderson was born to Robert and Deloris (Thelen) Anderson on Nov. 16, 1959 in Renton, Wash. She grew up and attended school in Audubon and Detroit Lakes, graduating from Audubon High school in 1978. She then traveled the United States with a sales company for the next three years, before returning to Detroit Lakes.

On Oct. 13, 1984 she married Steven Leitheiser in Detroit Lakes. Kim attended the Northwest Technical College in Detroit Lakes, where she was enrolled in the administrative assistant Program. She worked at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes and the Swift Turkey Plant in Frazee before starting her job as a dispatcher for Cummings Transportation in Detroit Lakes, where she had worked for the past 18 years.

Kim loved spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed riding horses, gardening, camping, four wheeling, and time spent in the sun and water.

Surviving Kim are her husband, Steve; daughter, Stephanie Leitheiser of Detroit Lakes; son,

Tylor Leitheiser of Detroit Lakes; two stepsons Jason and Travis Leitheiser of Detroit Lakes; parents, Robert and Deloris Anderson of Detroit Lakes; sister, Marcy (Chuck) Blackburn of Detroit Lakes; three brothers, Bruce Anderson of Savage, Minn., Brian (Janet) Anderson of Superior, Wis., and Brad (Lea) Anderson of Detroit Lakes; as well as 13 nieces and nephews.

Preceding Kim in death were her infant brother, Robert L. Anderson Jr.; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Adeline Aery; and paternal grandparents, Peter and Olaug Anderson.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., in West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. The Rev. Delmer Yoder will officiate.

Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at