Sun City, Ariz. – Christ Kenneth Klefstad Jr., 79, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Thief River Falls, died on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 at Palm Valley Care Center in Goodyear, Ariz.
Interment was held at National Memorial Cemetery Of Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz., and locally in Thief River Falls, a marker will be placed on the Olson family plot at Greenwood Cemetery next to his mother, Lilas.
Christ Kenneth Klefstad Jr. was born on Dec. 17, 1935, the son of Christoffer and Lilas (Olson) Klefstad in Thief River Falls. Christ was lovingly known as Chris or Kenny throughout his life. He was a 1954 graduate of Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls.
Kenny served 12 years in the United States Air Force. He had two deployments to Vietnam, was Honorably Discharged and retired to Sun City, Ariz.
Survivors include daughter, Martha (Tim); sons, David (Jennifer) and Steve; one grandson, 4 granddaughters; sister, Janet (Ray) Berg; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and Patty the mother of his children.