Kevin Van Malsen

Kevin Van Malsen, 57, Hills, died Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne.

A funeral service was Thursday, July 13, at Steen Reformed Church in Steen. Burial followed at the Eastside Cemetery in Steen.

Kevin Van Malsen was born March 7, 1960, to John and Roma Jeannne (Lyons) Van Malsen in Luverne.  He grew up in Hills. At the age of 12 he was baptized. He attended school in Hills and graduated from Luverne High School.

Throughout his life he worked at Novartis Animal Health, drove mail truck for the U.S. Postal Service, worked for Architechual Millwork, Carlisle Plastics and the Sioux Falls Arena as general maintenance. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting ducks, pheasants and deer, going fishing, playing tennis, backyard football and playing with his dog “Gordie.” 

Kevin was a member of the Brandon Valley Baptist Church and had many friendships at the Steen Reformed Church. Over the years he made five trips to Switzerland to visit a close friend, a memory he cherished.

He is survived by his mother, Jeannne Van Malsen of Hills; a brother, Gary Van Malsen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; a sister, Shari (Grant) Matthews of Delano; and two brothers-in-law, Michael “Mike” Petersen of Hatton, North Dakota, and Robert “Bob” Johnson of Humboldt, South Dakota.

Kevin was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Susan “Susie” Johnson and Barbara “Bobbie” Petersen.

Arrangements were by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.

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