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Kathleen Genevieve Pihelgas

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Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Time: 12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m.

Location: Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota


Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Worlein Funeral Home Chapel
Austin, Minnesota

Grandview Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota


Kathleen Pihelgas, age 91 of Lyle, Minnesota died Sunday morning, February 18, 2018, at the Foundation Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Kathleen Genevieve Matter was born in Austin, Minnesota on January 25, 1927 to Henry and Emma (Tonn) Matter. Kathleen grew up in Lyle, Minnesota where she graduated from high school as the Valedictorian of her class. Following her graduation, she began working at Hormel as a Tabulator for about 10 years. On May 8, 1951 Kathleen married Kaljo Pihelgas at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle, MN, where the couple were members. She enjoyed her role as wife, mother and homemaker. She filled her free time reading, listening to music, and visiting with family. Kathleen will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Julie (Roger) Terveen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; grandson, Michael Terveen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; sister, Beverly “Dolly” (Ronald) Haugland of Lyle, Minnesota; many nieces, and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Emma Matter; husband, Kaljo Pihelgas; son, Steven Pihelgas; 8 brothers and 2 sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. Gary Gonnerman officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Memorials can be directed to Lyle Area Cancer, the Sanford Hospice Foundation in Sioux Falls, SD, or recipient of donor’s choice. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.




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