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June 26, 1953 – Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Service Information
Cokato Baptist Church, Cokato, MN
Friday, September 28, 2012
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, September 27, 2012
4-8 PM

Richard Lee “Rich” Kingstedt, age 59, of Howard Lake passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born on June 26, 1953 in Big Fork, Minnesota the son of Orion & Anna Petrie Kingstedt.

Rich graduated from Buffalo High School in 1971.

On September 24th, 1983 Richard L. Kingstedt and Gerri Otten were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with a daughter.

Rich formerly owned and operated King’s Café and catering. He also delivered cars for Morrie’s Ford.

Through the years, Rich was known for and sold salsa.

He enjoyed cooking, grilling, barbequing, helping people, motorcycles, enjoyed music with a passion and had a strong love for The Lord.

Rich belonged to Elim Mission Church in Cokato.

Survived by loving wife of twenty nine years: Gerri; a daughter: Andrea (Michael) Krekelberg of Delano; a sister: JoAnn (Wilmer) Hoyhtya of Cokato; a brother: Owen (Lois) Kingstedt of Montrose; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Larry (Gerri Lyrek) Otten of Howard Lake, Jeff Otten of Buffalo, Steve (JoEllen) Otten of Monticello, Pat (Larry) Darrow of Buffalo and Bev (Scott) Averill of Howard Lake; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, a brother: Roger, father-in-law & mother-in-law: Joe & Dee Otten.

Funeral services for Richard “Rich” Kingstedt will be held on Friday, September 28th at 11:00 A.M. at Cokato Baptist Church. Pastor Russ Brown will officiate.

Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 27th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Further visitation will be held on Friday morning, September 28th at the church one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be Michael Krekelberg Jr., Larry Otten, Jeff Otten,Steve Otten, Scott Averill, Larry Darrow, Jim Kreitlow, Bruce Severson and Chad Erickson

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rebecca Rassatt-Dye

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God bless you all.

  2. Kevin & Sherry Hancock

    We have many fond memories of Rich. He was a special person who will be missed. Our prayers go out to his family in this time of sadness. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.

  3. Dick and Mari  Moy

    Gerry, Andrea and family,
    We are very sorry to hear that Big Dick has lost his battle with his cancer. Gratefully he is out of pain and now at peace. Our best to you in this time of sorrow.

  4. Mr. & Mrs Grant Teske

    Our condolences to the Kingstedt family & friends during your sorrow.

  5. Laurie and Ralph Borell

    Gerri and Andrea –
    Our most sincere condolences to both of you on the loss of your husband and father. We were not fortunate to have spent alot of time with Rich but what we can say about him was that he was always very cheerful, basically very happy with his life. We pray that God will comfort you in this very difficult time. Be very proud of the husband and dad that God blessed you with and hold all the memories of him near and dear to your heart. God Bless You!


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