October 26, 1929 – Tuesday, January 4, 2011
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Benjamin Kiphuth, age 81, of rural Buffalo passed away on Tuesday, January 4th at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.
He was born on October 26, 1929 in Buffalo Township, Wright County the son of Ernest “Benny” & Lydia Peikert Kiphuth.
Benjamin graduated from Buffalo High School in 1947. He honorably served his Country in The United States Army during The Korean War. Following military service, Benjamin attended Dunwoody Institute.
On November 26, 1955, Benjamin J. Kiphuth and Marie H. Ende were joined in holy marriage in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with three children. He engaged in farming for many years and farrowed hogs. Ben also was formerly employed at Barton Contruction and was a member of Operating Engineers Local #49. He was a past member of The St. Michael American Legion # 567.
Since 1973, Benjamin has enjoyed tractor pulls. He was fond of Nascar races, watching football games, vegetable gardening, cutting up scrap iron, agate jewelry making and crafts.
Survived by wife: Marie H.; a son: Randy (Heidi) Kiphuth; daughters: Gale “Tootie” Lewis and Pam (Al Carey) Kiphuth; four grandchildren: Dusty & Cassy Lewis, Miles & Anna Kiphuth; a great grandchild: Angel Kiphuth; a brother: Willis (Esther) Kiphuth of Buffalo; a sister: Myrna (Stanley) Berglund of St. Michael; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents: Ernest “Bennie” & Lydia Kiphuth, his father-in-law & mother-in-law: William “Bill” and Helen Ende, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Gordon & Rita Bitzer and Jim Ende.
A visitation was held on Saturday, January 8th at the church from 1:30 P.M. until time of services.
Funeral Services for Benjamin Kiphuth were held on Saturday, January 8th at 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover. Pastor Gorden Estenson officiated.
Interment with military rites St. Mark’s Cemetery-Pelican Lake.
Casket Bearers were Dusty Lewis, Miles Kiphuth, Cassy Lewis, Anna Kiphuth, Karl Kiphuth and Guy Berglund.
Arrangments for Benjamin Kiphuth were by The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.