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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Elmer Kodet

  • Elmer A. Kodet, 91, of Redwood Falls died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Center in Redwood Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was held July 28 from St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls, followed by full military honors. Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Bechyn. Arrangements are...
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  • Elmer A. Kodet, 91, of Redwood Falls died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Center in Redwood Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was held July 28 from St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls, followed by full military honors. Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Bechyn. Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com. Elmer Alois Kodet, the son of Joseph C. and Louisa (Senkyr) Kodet, was born December 9, 1922 on the home place in Henryville Township, Renville County. He grew up on the family farm and received his elementary education in the nearby country school. Elmer was inducted into the United States Army September 21, 1944 and served our country during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on May 16, 1945 in the Southern Philippines - Luzon liberation. Elmer was honorably discharged August 4, 1946 and returned home to farm. On June 3, 1947, Elmer married Mary Ann Malecek in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bechyn, and they made their home on the family farm. Elmer farmed for more than 50 years and passed his love of farming on to his sons prior to his retirement in 1992. Following his retirement, working at Jackpot Junction and golfing occupied Elmer’s time. He and Mary moved into Redwood Falls in 2006. Elmer was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer. Elmer also enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards. Prayer was very important to Elmer; his dedication to daily prayers and the Rosary was the most precious gift he gave his family. Elmer is survived by his children Elaine Beadell of Sun City, Ariz., Galen Kodet of Redwood Falls, Phyllis (Stan) Abbas of Sun City, Ariz., Don (Renee) Kodet of Redwood Falls, Dennis (Judy) Kodet of Olivia and Betty (Dan) Bennett of Morton; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sister Angela Kahout of Olivia and brothers Leonard Kodet of Redwood Falls and Bonnie Kodet of Cross Lake. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary in 2006 and an infant daughter. Blessed be his memory.

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