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Obituary for Stephen W. Kildahl

Stephen Kildahl, 69, of Northfield, MN, died Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN. Steve was born on March 11, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN and grew up in in the Brainerd and Bemidji areas. Steve spent his summers with his grandparents in Bloomington, MN. His father, Dr. Phillip Kildahl, moved the family to Waverly, IA when Steve was in his teenage years. Steve graduated from Waverly Shell Rock High School in 1968 and attended Wartburg College. He then moved to Portland, OR where he completed his Master of Science degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology in 1988. He […]

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Stephen Kildahl, 69, of Northfield, MN, died Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN.

Steve was born on March 11, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN and grew up in in the Brainerd and Bemidji areas. Steve spent his summers with his grandparents in Bloomington, MN. His father, Dr. Phillip Kildahl, moved the family to Waverly, IA when Steve was in his teenage years. Steve graduated from Waverly Shell Rock High School in 1968 and attended Wartburg College. He then moved to Portland, OR where he completed his Master of Science degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology in 1988. He worked with the State of Oregon in developing a return to work program for injured workers. Steve enjoyed the great outdoors and spent endless time touring the west coast.

Steve married Marilyn in Portland, OR and had a son, Christopher and stepson, Jason. Steve and Marilyn moved to MN and divorced in 2007. Steve met Judy during this time, moved to Northfield, MN, and was very proud to call this his home. Steve and Judy married in March of 2009. Steve founded Just Hanging Quilt Racks in 2010 and designed, manufactured a very artistic, unique line of quilt racks. Steve also enjoyed visiting historic sites in the US and Mexico. He was an avid yard perfecter, had a passion for music and was happiest when he was around people. Steve worked in sales at Menards for the past year.

Steve is survived by his wife, Judy Holman, Northfield; son, Christopher, Portland, OR; stepson, Jason (Charity) Gendason, St. Michael, MN; brother, David (Dorothy), Bloomington, MN; and many other relatives and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Helen (Bolstad); and sister-in-law, Rose.

A memorial service for Steve will be at 2 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Bierman Funeral Home, 1316 Division Street South, Northfield. Visitation will be from 12-2 PM the day of the service.

Arrangements are with Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield. www.biermanfuneralhome.com

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Funeral

2:00 PM - January 11, 2020

Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

12:00 PM - January 11, 2020 - 2:00PM

Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

3 Comments

  1. Gordy and Luella Smith

    Our deepest sympathies to Dave Kildahl and family. We are thinking of you .

    Reply
  2. William

    I will miss working with him. Very nice and friendly man

    Reply
  3. Lois Schrage Cushnie

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Enjoyed his raucous laughter and challenging stunts during our time together at Wartburg. My thoughts are with Dave and the family.

    Reply

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