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Robert Kehner, 84

Robert Kehner, 84, of Mankato died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 at Hillcrest Health Care Center. He was born in Mankato Jan. 1, 1923 to Henry and Bertha (Otto) Kehner. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1941. He served in the US Army from 1943-45...

Robert Kehner, 84, of Mankato died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 at Hillcrest Health Care Center.

He was born in Mankato Jan. 1, 1923 to Henry and Bertha (Otto) Kehner. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1941. He served in the US Army from 1943-45 in the European Theatre in Normandy, northern France and Rhine-land Campaigns, receiving the Purple Heart.

He married Betty Lloyd Nov. 29, 1946 in Cleveland. He received his Bachelor of Science at Mankato State College in 1949. He worked as a city letter carrier for the postal service, retiring in 1983.

He was a member of the Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church, service officer of VFW Post 950, Na-tional Association of Letter Carriers, Mankato, and Na-tional Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He is survived by his children, Barbara (Michael) Coon of Ames, IA, Robert of Boston, John (Rosie) of Ma-ple Grove; six grandchil-dren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his wife in 2003; three brothers, George, Henry and Karl: three sisters, Edna Holmes, Dorothy Lunak and Bernita Nelsen.

Funeral: Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church with Rev. Bart Fletcher officiating.

Interment: Elim Ceme-tery in Ottawa with military honors.

Memorials are preferred to Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospice.

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