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Heidi Marie (Pantsari) Kiphuth, 51, of Menahga, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Essentia Health in Fargo, N.D. surrounded by loved ones.

Heidi was born to Andrew and Dorothy (Jonas) Pantsari Oct. 5, 1962 in San Carlos, Calif. Heidi completed high school, then, later returned to Minnesota where she attended Wadena Tech.

Heidi started working for Hubbard County Social Services on June 1,1994 and was employed there up until the time of her death.

Heidi was united in marriage to Randy Kiphuth July 23, 2005. During the summer months, Heidi and Randy loved riding the Harley, camping at the Ronald McDonald Ride and BIR races, sitting by bonfires, walks with their dogs and going to concerts. During the winter months, Heidi enjoyed ice fishing with Randy and Miles. Heidi always called Miles her "Little Tyke."

Heidi also enjoyed talking, reading, sending cards to loved ones, giving hugs, and collecting piggys and Shrek items. Heidi was a social butterfly with a heart of gold, who also wore her heart on her sleeve. One of Heidi's hobbies was taking and collecting pictures, where she had one wall of her office filled with photos of friends or loved ones. Heidi also had a love of animals, especially her dogs.

Heidi didn't have any siblings but she made up for that with her numerous friends that she loved dearly!

Heidi is survived by her husband, Randy Kiphuth; son, Miles Kiphuth; daughter, Anna Kiphuth; granddaughter, Angel Kiphuth; mother-in-law, Marie Kiphuth; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pam and Al Carey; sister-in-law, Gale Lewis; brother-in-law, Butch Lewis; nephew, Dusty Lewis; and niece, Cassandra Lewis.

Heidi was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Dorothy Pantsari; and father-in-law, Benjamin Kiphuth.

Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at First English Lutheran Church in Menahga also one hour prior to the service at the church.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Friday, April 25 at First English Lutheran Church in Menahga, with Pastor James M. Hallaway officiating. Mary Hanninen will serve as organist.

Honorary pallbearers: the employees at Hubbard County Social Services.

Active pallbearers: Al Carey, Dusty Lewis, Greg Scholer, Marv Vredenburg, Randy Torvinen, and Jim Killmer.

Interment: will be at Haycreek Cemetery, Blowers Township, Otter Tail County.