Curtis L. Kalfs, 56, of Okabena, passed away at the Windom Area Hospital on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Okabena beginning at 11a.m. with Pastor James Albrecht officiating. Burial will take place immediately following the service at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010 from 5-7pm at the Osterberg-Hansen Funeral Home in Lakefield and on Saturday, one hour prior to the services at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Okabena.
Curtis Lloyd Kalfs, the son of Lloyd and Berdina (Lueck) Kalfs, was born on June 8, 1954 in Lakefield, Minnesota. As a youth, Curtis attended Okabena Public Schools, graduating from Okabena High School in 1972. After graduation he continued his education at Jackson Vocational School for one year before returning to take over the family farm after his father’s death. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Okabena. Curtis was united in marriage to Sandy Steffen on March 29, 1986 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rost Township. Together they have three children; Laura, Lloyd, and Anna. Curtis passed away at the Windom Area Hospital on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the age of 56 years, 3 months, and 28 days.
Curtis was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he served on the Cemetery Board and Sunday School Board. He loved farming, the outdoors, and taking annual family camping trips out west and to Northern Minnesota. Curtis was a wonderful father and devoted family man. He was very supportive and found great joy in attending his children’s ball games and concerts. Curtis also loved holidays and mealtimes with his family. He strived to always provide for his family and share his never-ending love.
Curtis is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sandy, his children, Laura Kalfs (23) of Sioux Falls, Lloyd Kalfs (22) of Okabena, and Anna Kalfs (20) of Okabena, his mother, Berdina Kalfs, his brother Gary (Kathy) Kalfs, nephew Chad (Lisa) Kalfs, and niece Dana (Kelly) Luebben, all of Lakefield.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Kalfs, maternal grandparents Henry and Anna Amanda Lueck, paternal grandparents William and Alice Kalfs, and many aunts and uncles.
Blessed be the memory of Curtis Lloyd Kalfs.