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Earl Huckenpoehler, 81

Earl Huckenpoehler of Kimball died Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. He was 81.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Church of St. Anne in Kimball with visitation two hours prior to the service. Fr. Donald Wagner will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Anne Catholic Cemetery in Kimball.

Earl Nicholas Huckenpoehler was born in Forest Prairie Township on July 6, 1942, to Christ and Hildegard (Huberty) Huckenpoehler. He was baptized and confirmed at the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins. He graduated with the Class of 1960 from St. Boniface in Cold Spring. Earl honorably served his country in the United States Army. On June 9, 1964, Earl was united in marriage to Barbara Ziehl at St. Anthony Church in St. Cloud. They made their home on their farm in rural Kimball where they raised their children. Earl was a farmer at heart, finding joy and purpose in the land he tended, the crops he nurtured, and the cattle he raised. His connection with the earth and the cycles of nature brought him peace and fulfillment. In his free time, Earl enjoyed farming, farming, and farming some more. After retiring from farming, Earl went to work for Schlauderaff Implement in Litchfield.

Earl was preceded in death by his wife Barb, infant son Keith, parents, and brothers Erwin and Vern Huckenpoehler.

He is survived by his children Michael (and Marilyn) Huckenpoehler of Georgetown, Calif., Eugene (and Donna) Huckenpoehler of Avon, and Marilyn (and Lynn Wolter) Huckenpoehler of La Crescent; grandchildren Kyndall, Michelle, Jennifer, James, Matthew, Timothy, Andrew, and Katy; six great-grandchildren; and sisters Imelda Jenson and Rosie Chastek.

Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Kimball.

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