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Margaret Kuiken

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Margaret Kuiken, age 96, of Luverne, Minnesota, went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 15, 2023, while at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone, Minnesota. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. To view Margaret’s LifeTribute video or sign an online registry, please visit
Margaret Kuiken was born on September 24, 1926, to Marinus and Jenny Louise (VerMeer) Intveld in Hull, Iowa. She grew up on the family farm, attending school at Lincoln Township No. 14 near Hull. She developed a good work ethic by helping in the home and on the farm.
On December 18, 1946, Margaret was united in marriage to Donald Kuiken. Throughout her life, she was a homemaker and helped with farm work when and where needed. Margaret and Don started farming north of Hull, then near Luverne, Minnesota, and also Montevideo, Minnesota. In 1957 they returned to Luverne, moving to their farm south of Luverne where they raised their family and farmed for the next 38 years. They retired in 1995 and built a new home in Luverne. Don passed to glory in 2007.
In 2015 Margaret moved into The Oaks, assisted living in Luverne. In June of 2022 she entered hospice care.
Margaret was a faithful member of American Reformed Church in Luverne where she was involved in teaching Sunday school and Bible school. She was also active in a Bible study group, Circle, and Guild. She loved the Lord and doing the service she was called to do. She was a member of the clintonaires extension club and an avid Twins fan, attending many games. She enjoyed playing cards, serving, yard work, reading, and cryptogram puzzles.
During their retirement years, Don and Margaret enjoyed spending their winters in California and Arizona. They also did a lot of traveling during the summer. One of her greatest joys was her family.
Margaret is lovingly remembered by her son, Leslie (Linda) Kuiken of Kingsville, Texas; daughter Virginia (Henry) Sandbulte of Luverne; daughter-in-law Verla Kuiken of Big Bear City, California; eight grandchildren, Tammy (Angie) Whitiken, Matt Kuiken, Aaron Kuiken, Arlin Sandbulte, David (Amy) Sandbulte, Tim Kuiken, Todd (Kari) Kuiken, and Jeremy Kuiken; five great-grandsons, Quinn and Micah Sandbulte, Nixon and Carter Kuiken, and Kollyn Kuiken; and brother Leroy (Wanda) Intveld of Sioux Center, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; daughter Carol Mae Kuiken; son Eddy Kuiken; granddaughter Ranae Sandbulte; sisters Elizabeth (Case) Boeve, Cynthia (Albert) Boeve, and Thelma (Arnold) Menning; and brother James (Gert) Intveld.
To God be the Glory.

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