Walter “Wally” Kiken


Walter “Wally” Kiken, age 69, of Alexandria, passed away unexpectedly May 2, 2024, at the Alomere Health Hospital in Alexandria.

A gathering of friends and family will be 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.

Walter Gene Kiken was born Nov. 4, 1954, in Sauk Centre, to Gerrit and Dorothy (Nelson) Kiken. He was united in marriage to Doreen Verhoeff Oct. 12, 1974, at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade. After 27 years of marriage, the couple divorced. Wally served as a farmhand for most of his life. Most recently, he worked at the Osakis Silo Company helping with the construction of silos. Wally enjoyed fishing, playing pool, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his two children, Jamey (Jackie) Kiken of Starbuck and Jennifer Kiken (James Grossinger) of Belgrade; five grandchildren, Jasmine, Jayden, Kiara, Khloe and Jackson; and many loving relatives and friends.

Wally was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Barb Notch, Donna Kiken and Judy Severin.

A special thank you to the staff at Bethany Nursing Home for all of their wonderful care over the years and to the emergency room staff at Alomere Health Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations as the family wishes to purchase trees in memory of Wally.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.