November 12, 1947 – Friday, September 23, 2016
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Weds,, September 28, 2016
Chilson Funeral Home-Winsted, MN
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Knights of Columbus Rosary 6:30 P.M. Tuesday evening. Parish Prayer Service at 7:30 P.M.
Harlen David Kegler, age 68, of Winsted passed away on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at St. Mary’s Nursing Home.
Harlen was born in Glencoe on November 12th, 1947 becoming the son of Leonard and Irene (Schultz) Kegler.
He attended Holy Trinity Elementary and graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1965.
On August 1st, 1991, Gayle Elaine Shawn and Harlen were joined in holy marriage at Bloomington Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN. Their marriage brought together a family with three children, Kimberly, Brian and Travis. Harlen served in the Army Reserves for 7 years as an Infantryman and was proud of his service to this country.
Harlen was a talented carpenter and woodworker for his entire career. He was a carpenter both for Littfin Lumber and as an independent business owner. Harlen was known as a gentle and caring man with a good sense of humor. He was incredibly talented and generously shared his carpentry skills. He participated in Knights of Columbus organization for many years.
Survived by wife: Gayle Kegler, son: Travis Kegler; step-children: Kimberly (Joshua) Lester and Brian (Jessica) Shawn; grandchildren DJ, Natasha, Kalisha, Amelia, Devin, Brody, and Finnegan; great-grandchild Nyaziah; sisters: Marion (Donald) Lhotka, Bonnie (Lannie) Grages; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his father Leonard B. Kegler in 1979, mother Irene A. Kegler in 2016, sisters Roxanne Kegler in 1960, Janet Vacek in 2011 and Marlene Kulinski in 2015.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Harlen Kegler will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul Schumacher will be the Celebrant. Interment with military rites will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 27th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Prayer service will be held at 7:30pm. Further visitation will be held Wednesday morning, September 28th from 9-10 A.M.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Vacek, John Vacek, Kyle Kulinski, Josh Zangl, Reed Birkholz and Bert Hertzog. Readers will be Kimberly Lester and Brian Shawn.