Douglas Kienholz

Obituary of Douglas Kienholz

Doug Kienholz, age 71, died Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at the Olivia Hospital. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial is in the Bird Island City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service in Olivia.

Douglas Floyd Kienholz was born January 19, 1950 at Olivia, MN, to Floyd and Nina (Kath) Kienholz. He grew up on the family farm at Bird Island. Doug graduated from Bird Island-Lake Lillian High School and went on to attend Willmar Community College receiving a degree in Agronomy.  Doug married Denise Peterson and they were parents of four children. Doug was a longtime member of the Bird Island Methodist Church where he often sang solos and in the choir. Doug enjoyed many years of attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Doug loved having many animals around, especially his Labrador retrievers.

Doug is survived by his four children: Kelly (Dorothy) Kienholz of Willmar, MN, Jenny (Scott) Foley of Bovey, MN, Peter (Kacy) Kienholz of Pierre, SD, and Patty (Todd) Stencel of Waseca, MN; his eleven grandchildren: Kaitlynn Kienholz, Abygail Kienholz, Isabelle Kienholz, Zachary Foley, Meghan Foley, Miah Kienholz, Lincoln Kienholz, Lola Kienholz, Brogan Kienholz, Jack Olson, and Sam Olson; his sister Lauri (Lon) Duncanson of Brainerd, MN; and his niece and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Bob Kienholz.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Douglas
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