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Maynard KEGLER

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Age 87 of Sun City, AZ Formerly of Buffalo, MN passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Sun City. He was born on November 26, 1924 in Glencoe, Minnesota the son of Louis & Elizabeth (Artmann) Kegler. Father Kegler graduated from St. Henry's Seminary in Belleville, Illinois in 1944, and entered the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Mission, Texas. Philosophy and Theology studies continued in Ottawa, Canada where he was ordained as a Priest on January 28, 1951. After ordination Father Kegler taught at St. Henry's Seminary for four years, then Parish Ministry in Veblen and Orient, South Dakota followed by years of preaching ministry at The Kings House in Belleville, llinois and Buffalo, Minnesota. He became Superior of The Preaching Board and for seventeen years was Director of The Kings House in Buffalo and eight years as Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. During his tenure as Pastor at St. Francis Xavier he oversaw the construction of the Resurrection Mausoleum in St. Francis Cemetery in Buffalo where he will be entombed. For a few years, while residing in Buffalo he served on the Board of Consulters of The St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese as well as being a Dean and member of The Presbyteral Council of The Archdiocese. Father Kegler belonged to The Knights of Columbus Council 4th Degree # 2649. Survived by two sisters, Monica Albers of Winsted and Benilda Greshowak of South St. Paul; brother, Stanley (Diane Del Giorno) Kegler of St. Paul; longtime friend Vern E. Gren of Sun City, Arizona; many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis & Elizabeth Kegler, brothers and sisters-in-law Sylvester (Lil) Kegler and Aloysuis (Mary) Kegler and brothers-in-law Norbert Albers and Paul Greshowak. Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 12th 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Visitation Sunday, November 11th from 5-8 P.M. AT THE CHURCH with a Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation at the church Monday morning one hour prior to Mass. In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to The Kings House of Retreats, 621 South 1st Avenue, Buffalo, Minnesota 55313 or Clare Housing, 929 Central Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413. Serving the family: The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo 763-682-1363. www.thepetersonchapel.com

Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 8, 2012
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