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April 6, 1960 – June 4, 2024

Kevin Leo Laxen, age 64, of Winsted passed away on Tuesday afternoon, June 4th, 2024 at The Garden of Winsted Nursing Home.

He was born on April 6, 1960 in Hutchinson the son of Leo & Rita (Sterner) Laxen.

Kevin worked as a janitor at The Howard Lake High School.   He then worked at Munson Feed.  From there he moved to California and worked as a painter.   After a few years he then moved to Pagosa Springs, Colorado and started his business as “Handyman Services”.

After an unfortunate ATV accident in 2018, Kevin moved back to Minnesota to be closer to family.

Kevin enjoyed his parrot “Smokey” of 27 years, photography, traveling, spending time with his family and friends and the outdoors.   Kevin took pride in his work and was very particular.  He was a very caring and kind person.

Survived by his loving siblings: Michael Laxen (Linda), Donald (Cindy) Laxen, Carol (Gerry) Bisping, Gerald (Sharon) Laxen, Linda (Eugene) Handt, Luanne (James) Arlt, Jeannette Eastling, Gregory Laxen, Joann Scherping and Jeffery Laxen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents Leo and Rita Laxen, brothers-in-law Terry Scherping and Edward Eastling.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kevin Laxen will be held on Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.   Father Matthew Wiering will be the Celebrant.

Interment will follow the luncheon at 2:00 P.M. at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11th from 4:30 – 7:30 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.    A Prayer service will be held at 6:30 P.M.   Further visitation will be held on Wednesday morning, June 12th one hour prior to services at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.

Honorary Casket Bearer will be Jim Murphy.

Casket Bearers will be Mike Laxen, Don Laxen, Jerry Laxen, Greg Laxen, Jeff Laxen and Mark Heller.

Memorials are preferred to St. Jude or American Heart Association.


4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bob & Sheryl Murphy

    Kevin, may you rest in peace.

  2. Leah McCalla

    When the wind blows, listen closely.. it may be a loved one whispering sweet nothings in your ear…
    Love to the Laxens…

  3. Judy Steoh

    So very sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Judy (Schroeder) Stroh

  4. Gene & Grace Chrast

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Laxen family. We never have met Kevin but we have met and visited his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Gene. A beautiful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You now have angel watching over you all.


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