David Kenis

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 26, 2010

Memorial services for David Alan Kenis, 29, formerly of Albert Lea, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Chapel. The Rev. John Bromeland will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service.
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David died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis due to complications of renal failure and multiple infections.
David Alan Kenis was born on Dec. 9, 1980, in Albert Lea, to Gregory and Karen (Courrier) Kenis. He was born and raised in Albert Lea. David was baptized and confirmed at United Methodist Church in Albert Lea.
He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 2000. During his school years, David delivered Shoppers, worked at Green Lea Golf Course, where he enjoyed taking care of the grounds, and at The Trumble’s Restaurant. David loved bear hugs and had a loving heart.
When David had throat surgery as a boy, his Grandma “Jimmie” made him pepperoni pizza in a blender. Growing up he treasured the one-on-one time with Grandma “Jimmie” when she took him to the barbershop for haircuts. After high school, David was employed at Interstate Meats and lived at Shady Oaks. He moved to Duluth and was most recently residing in Montgomery.
David enjoyed fishing, golfing, cars and sports of all kinds. David’s favorite pastime was visiting with friends and family on the phone. David enjoyed spending time at his Grandpa and Grandma Courrier and Uncle Randy’s farms. He also loved his Grandma Margaret’s Norwegian kringlas, which he enjoyed on Super Bowl weekend.
Survivors include his mother, Karen, and husband, Joe Roberts; stepmother, Lois Lee Kenis; sisters Amy and Sarah Kenis and Katie Roberts; grandparents Charles and Lorna (“Jimmie”) Kenis, Orville and Margaret Courrier, and special grandpa, Milt Roberts; aunts and uncles Michael (Peggy) Kenis, Vicki (Steve) Westrum, Jenifer (Bob) Prince, special aunt, Becky (Martin) Norwood, and Randy Courrier; and “The Cousins” Joe (Mary Beth) Kenis, Paul (Kristi) Kenis, Brian (Chrissy) Kenis, Rachael Kenis, Brad (Carrie) Westrum, Mark (Kelly) Westrum, Brett (Megan) Westrum, Jillyse Prince (Matt) Wangerin, Samuel Prince, Jacob Courrier, Joshua Courrier, and Jesse Courrier.
David was preceded in death by his father, Greg Kenis.

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