Aloysius H. Klingelhutz was born on the family farm in Chanhassen on June 9, 1921 to Dennis and Susan (Jacques) Klingelhutz. He graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 1939. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, gardening and playing cards. After establishing his livelihood on the farm, Al met his perfect match in Mary Jane Roeser and married her on Sept. 15, 1953 at St. Hubert Church. They were blessed with seven children.
Al, Mary and their children took great pride in raising and producing livestock and crops of the highest quality on their farm. While still farming, and at the age of 55, Al began another career as a realtor, where he established and strengthened his reputation as a hard-working, trustworthy and successful businessman. Along with Mary, Al was a strong supporter of St. Hubert Church and school where he served as trustee, council and building committee member.
Mr. Chanhassen,” as Al has been called, was instrumental in Chanhassen’s incorporation into a city and in its acquisition of land for parks. He also served on the city council and as mayor. Later in life, Al was elected to the office of county commissioner and the community continued to benefit from his good sense and wisdom. A faithful servant of God, Al was a dedicated and loyal husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa. He was loved by his wife, family and many friends. A lifelong resident of Chanhassen, he died there at the age of 91 and entered his eternal reward.
Al will be deeply missed by his wife, Mary Jane, of 59 blessed years; children, Brian (Annie) Klingelhutz of Waconia (Ryan, Kristin, Justin), Claire (Tony) Robling of Jordan (Jenna/Brian Rodenz, Kevin), Mike (Colleen) Klingelhutz of Waconia (Louise, Daniel, David), Neil (Connie) Klingelhutz of Chanhassen (Kyle, Greg, Rachel), Joann Townsend of Bellevue, NE, (Michael, Mariah, Makayla), Al (Francoise) Klingelhutz of Iowa City (Joseph) and Kurt (Kim) Klingelhutz of Chanhassen (Kelly, Alyssa, Laura) and two great-grandchildren, Julia and Bella; sisters, Luella Neidenfeuhr, Myra Hensil; brother, Tom Klingelhutz and many other loving relatives and devoted friends.
Al is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Daniel Klingelhutz, Marie Nein, Sally Koehnen, Florence Dueffert, and Evelyn Wartman; and many others that touched Al’s life.
Visitation was at the church on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m., with Rosary Service at 3:45 p.m., and Prayer Service at 8 p.m. Visitation was also held on Friday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. prior to mass. Mass of Christian Burial took place on Friday, Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Hubert Catholic Church in Chanhassen. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials preferred to St. Hubert Catholic Community for the preservation of Historic St. Hubert Church. Funeral arrangements were with McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, (952) 445-2755. Condolences may be shared at, www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com.