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Kevin Knickerbocker, 59

Kevin Knickerbocker of Maple Lake died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale with his family at his side. He was 59.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 24, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake with Pastor Peter J. Martison officiating. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the funeral at Maple Lake Community Cemetery.

Kevin Michael Knicherbocker was born Aug. 9, 1952, in St. Louis Park to Dale and Mary (Sieg) Knickerbocker. On April 29, 1989, he was united in marriage to Teresa "Tina" Gagnon at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale. Kevin worked as a carpenter for Johnson Brothers' Construction in Litchfield, and was a member of the Carpenters Union for 17 years. Kevin enjoyed riding motorcycles, building motorcycles, hunting, fishing, planting trees, tending to the lawn and hanging out with friends. He was a loyal friend, a true character and was a magnet in how others gathered to him.

Kevin was preceded in death by his father Dale; and brother Dave.

He is survived by his wife Tina; sons Mike and Dale, both of Maple Lake; mother Mary; and brother Todd (and Kelley) of Annandale; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Steve Potter, Todd Potter, Gordy Yager, Curt Taylor, Brian Lengyel and Roger Leech. Marlene Mohwinkel and Pastor Steven King will provide the music for the service.