Kip Jentoft, 1939-2019

Published 1:00 am Thursday, February 28, 2019

Kip Byron Jentoft, 79, of Coon Rapids passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, due to complications from pneumonia.

Kip Jentoft

A celebration of life memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Our Father’s House at 18358 U.S. Highway 69 in Albert Lea, where Kip served as the pastor for 26 years. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Kip was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Duluth. He graduated from Denfeld High School in 1957 and continued his studies at University of Minnesota, where he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. At age 49, Kip graduated from Bethel Seminary at Bethel College in St. Paul, where he received a Master of Divinity and was ordained as a minister.

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Kip married Marlys Jentoft on Dec. 4, 1958, and they were married 60 years.

Kip practiced as an orthodontist in Duluth for 10 years before devoting his life to the ministry. After years of volunteering at his church, Kip became an ordained minister and the pastor of Our Father’s House in Albert Lea.

Kip was actively involved in the local community in Albert Lea and led a large number of short-term missions into eastern Europe. Kip loved adventure and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Kip is survived by his wife, Marlys; his sons Keith and Karl; his daughter, Kay; his sister, Myrna; and 10 grandchildren.

Kip is preceded in death by his older brother, Richard; his mother, Ruth; and his father, Clarence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Our Father’s House at 18358 U.S. Highway 69, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

The family of Kip Jentoft wishes to thank the many friends and family who have supported Kip and Marlys over the years.