Nathan "Nate" Keith Kingen

May 10, 1943December 4, 2018
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Nathan “Nate” Kingen, 75 of Arlington, passed away on December 4, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born on May 10, 1943 in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Marvin and Pearl Kingen Fodness. Nate married Carol Evans and they celebrated 54 years of marriage together. Nate was a football and NASCAR fan and loved to play golf, and shoot pool in his spare time. Nate’s greatest passion was his love for cooking, which was enjoyed by all his family and friends. Nate’s generosity will be truly missed, along with his smile and sense of humor.

Nate is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters Shannon Kingen, Kim Sims and husband Paul, Jana Willingham; grandchildren Karissa Smith, Zachery Sims; great grandson Jensyn Burke; brothers Merlyn Kingen, David Fodness, and Robin Fodness; sisters Karen Kingen, Judith Kingen, and Jackie Fodness Allen. Nate was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Dorothy Kingen, Patricia Kingen Krulish, Dale Fodness, and Robert Kingen.

A celebration of Nate’s life will take place at 2PM on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, Arlington.


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Nathan "Nate" Keith Kingen

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Karen & Mike Wirth

December 9, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet husband, daddy, friend....we will always remember him for his love of his wife and family and for the many baked sweet goodies that he made for all of us over the years to help us celebrate love and kindness = exact traits of Nate.

Love, Karen and Mike Wirth

Lisa Rabe

December 8, 2018

Miss Carol, Sue and I were so sorry to hear about your loss. We loved Nate and his infectious laugh. Prayers to you and your family. Lisa

Gayle Wright

December 7, 2018

Nate married my sister Carol when I was 13 years old and he immediately became another brother to me. He taught me how to drive a stick shift in his Mustang with great patience and was always there for me no matter what. He and the other son in laws played golf, horse shoes, washers, and dominoes with my Daddy. Almost every weekend Nate, Carol, Mother, Daddy, Russ and I would gather together and play pinochle till the wee hours of the morning. Nate was always teasing me, always had great stories and was always smiling/laughing. He was very good to my parents, always helping them when needed. He was a great father, husband, brother and friend. I am so blessed that my sister Maggie and I had a chance to visit him at the hospital on Sat. The one thing I will always remember most about that visit is the fact that Nate thanked the nurses so many times for all they had done for him. That was just Nate - kind hearted. Also, we face-timed Shannon before we left and as usual she had her Dad laughing. That is the picture I will always remember of Nate - he always had a big smile and a twinkle in his eyes. Rest In Peace Nate, your little sister in law Gayle loves you dearly.❤️

Bill Ousley

December 5, 2018

Nate was one of the nicest individuals I’ve ever known. Always pleasant, always time to say hello and treated everyone he met with kindness and a smiles. Certainly going to remember and miss him. Rest In Peace my dear friend. God Bless!