Dennis Kimber


A private memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Dennis Kimber (age 82) of Hewitt who passed away on April 13, 2022 at Lakewood Health System Hospital. 

Dennis Virgil Kimber was born to Irvin and Wilma (Dunker) Kimber on May 12, 1939, at the family home near Henning, MN. Shortly after, the family moved west of Hewitt where he then attended Bertha Public School. After school he painted houses and worked for area farmers. 

Dennis’ passion for farming and raising animals started at a young age. He started off raising a countless amount of rabbits while helping his dad on the farm. After Dennis and Judy married (April 7th, 1961), they started a farm and family of their own. 

Dennis’ happy place was in the barn alongside his wife Judy, the dairy cows, chickens and numerous cats. As his children and grandchildren grew, he also enjoyed their various school events. Dennis and Judy made square-baling one of their grandchildren’s fondest memories. It was in these moments that Dennis taught his children and grandchildren not only the importance of family but also of hard work.  Most of the time you could find Dennis, on the tractor (or fixing a tractor!), in the barn, or sitting around the kitchen table, visiting and munching on whatever sweet treat Judy made that day. Dennis was a man of few words most of the time, except if you got him on any topic remotely related to farming. 

Preceding Dennis in death were his parents, Irvin and Wilma; grandson, Travis Dittberner; and brother, Roland Kimber.

Forever remembering Dennis will be his beloved wife of 61 years, Judy; children, Steve (Nancy Matz) of Wadena, Brenda (Rod) Kempe, of Hewitt, Rhonda (John) Dittberner of Parkers Prairie, Kevin Kimber, and Brad Kimber both of Hewitt; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; siblings, Wendell Kimber of Bertha, Lois Stelflug of Wadena and Avis Lenz of Jordan. 

Honorary urn bearers will be his grandchildren Jennifer Otto, Jason Kempe, Justin Dittberner, Ryan Kempe, Ross Dittberner, Kristine Pearson, Kayla Wenker, Travis Dittberner †, Allysa Kimber and Derik Kimber.

Burial will be held at a later date in Woodside Cemetery, rural Hewitt, MN.

Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services’ Johnson-Schuller Chapel, Wadena, MN. (

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