KENN M. BLOW


Kenn

   Kenn M. Blow, age 58 of Faribault, died Monday, January 21, 2008 at District One Hospital, Faribault following a brief illness.
   Services will be held on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Faribault with the Reverend Maynard Spitzack officiating.
   Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, January 24, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Friday.
   Kenn M., the son of Orman M. and Ruth E. (Peterson) Blow, was born on January 3, 1950 in Mankato. He married Patricia (Bahe) Molloy on November 16, 1991 in the Peace Lutheran Church, Faribault. He was formerly employed by the Faribault Regional Center, Lehmanís Gardens and Uhlir Apple Orchards all of Faribault and Menasha Corp. of Lakeville. He owned and operated Sorgatz Furs of Faribault. Kenn was a volunteer firefighter/E. M. T. for the Faribault Fire Department, a beekeeper, and was a guide for the Governorís Fishing Opener. He drove fuel transport for BP/Amoco for approximately18 years and was currently a market trader.
   He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Faribault; six children, Jacob (and Faith) Blow of Detroit Lakes, Laura (and David) Hoverson of Fargo, ND, Corey (and Fiancee, Jackie Neisen) Molloy of Eden Prairie, Ryan Molloy of Faribault, Tim Molloy of Eden Prairie, Kelly Molloy of Faribault; five grandchildren; his mother, Ruth of Faribault; six siblings, Sherri (and Dick) Bunch Quaas of Northfield, Brian (and Connie Murphy) Blow of Howard Lake, Douglas (and Jeanne) Blow, Duane (and Priscilla) Blow, Vernon (and Theresa) Blow all of Faribault and Christine (and John) Moore of Moline, IL.
   He was preceded in death by his father, Orman; two nephews and one niece.
   


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below


Name:
Todd Junker
Email:
tjjunker@comcast.net
Date:
Friday January 25, 2008

Memories

I also got too know Kenn through work at BP Amoco Oil, we had many good, (and you who knew Kenn),long conversations about many subjects. When I transferred to the BP terminal in Ft. Lauderdale,FL a couple of years ago, most of our contact was through e-mail.I always enjoyed hearing from him, and sometimes wondered where he got some of the things he sent me, but that was Kenn! I'll miss him, my condolences go to your family. Todd Junker


Name:
Ken Chester
Email:
maimhiedentheblue@comcast.net
Date:
Friday January 25, 2008

Memories

I will always remember Kenn as one of the most interesting and gregarious people I have ever met. He was always kind and showed genuine interest in the life of whomever he met. He would always greet me like a friend he had not seen in many years; he was very welcoming and made it easy to quickly become comfortable talking about most any subject imaginable. Itís unfortunate that we often fail to truly know our closest friends and relatives. Life has become so complicated and fast-paced, the push is always on to go faster. This lifestyle denies us the ability to slow down and really connect with those people who should and could be the most important and influential people in our lives. It is clear from the video attached to Kennís obituary that he led a full life. That he was not afraid to take chances, to experience new things, new places, new ideas, and new ways of living. Kenn was a rare and lucky individual. He lived more in 58 years than many people do in 88. Kenn was a Renaissance man; wise beyond his years and talented in ways too numerous to count. According to his wife Pat, Kenn felt he had lived a good life and hopefully that also means that he was at peace with leaving this earth to begin a new adventure with God. I have no doubt that Kenn has already jumped into the after-life in Heaven head-first, with as much veracity and enthusiasm as he did in mortal life. One day, we will all be reunited in heaven. I wonít be a bit surprised to find that Kenn has made his mark there as much as he did here. I know my life has been enriched by knowing Kenn, even with the limited amount of time I was able to spend with him. He will continue to touch those whom he left behind for many years to come, as you cannot come away from the view of a very bright light without an indelible impression left upon your eyes and your soul. I will miss Kenn greatly, as will countless others. This world has lost a bright star during times in which we need these stars the most. God undoubtedly had good reason to call Kenn home and will allow him to continue to touch our lives in unseen ways, until we are all together again one day. Kenn will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.


Name:
Royal Carlson
Email:
606 Horseshoe lane, Braham, MN 55006
Date:
Friday January 25, 2008

Memories

I worked with Kenn at Amoco/BP and knew him since the 90's. He always had an idea and would tell about it. Talking with other drivers the last couple of days, everyone had a good memory or story about Kenn. We had some good laughs, I think Kenn would have enjoyed them. So sorry for your loss. We all will miss him greatly.


Name:
Kim Bishop
Email:
kim_bishop@comcast.net
Date:
Friday January 25, 2008

Memories

Kenn was always such a loving husband and a truly great person. I have fond memories of carpooling with Patti to work and seeing Kenn before or after we finished. He has been so helpful to me and my family over the years. The world has lost a precious jewel that cannot be replaced.


Name:
Betsy and Joe Gasior
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Thursday January 24, 2008

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Patti, Kelly and family, We're so sorry to hear of Kenn's illness and passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God grant you strength and peace.


Name:
Elizabeth (Bess) Knaff
Email:
LCKnaff@aol.com
Date:
Wednesday January 23, 2008

Memories

Dear Pat and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You have our Sincere Sympathy. We love you all. Sincerely, Bess and Larry


Name:
Jim and Marie Biallas
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Date:
Wednesday January 23, 2008

Memories

Kenn was always happy to see us and excited to talk about any subject. It was obvious how much he loved and cared about Pat. Our sympathy to her in the loss of her husband. Our prayers are with you.


Name:
Christina Quittem
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Wednesday January 23, 2008

Memories

Corey and Family, I am very sorry for your loss and my prayers and thoughts are with you all.


Name:
Pam Bahe
Email:
pam.bahe@gmail.com
Date:
Tuesday January 22, 2008

Memories

I am so very sorry for Ken's death and for the family that is left behind to grieve. I remember Ken as such an up beat guy who was always ready for an adventure. He always had something going on. Something to achieve in life. He will be greatly missed. Oh yeah, I used to cut his hair and we had some nice conversations while doing so. I always told him,"In two weeks it'll be better." With regards and prayers, Pam Bahe


Name:
Sara Wagner
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Tuesday January 22, 2008

Memories

I am so sorry for loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Name:
Jeff Ring
Email:
ringjbrish@aol.com
Date:
Monday January 21, 2008

Memories

Been missing you for a long time, especially your smile and your embouchure. So sorry to re-connect this way. Let us know when you are in town and we'll toast dad with a great Bordeaux


Name:
Heather Ring
Email:
ring0072@umn.edu
Date:
Monday January 21, 2008

Memories

I have so many good memories of being at the Blow household as a kid visiting Laura...and Tim when he came out of his basement;^) Patty and Kenn were great hosts and seemed to always enjoy a house full of kids. Kenn will be missed...I am thinking of you all, and if there is anything I can do, please let me know. Heather Ring