Andrea “Annie” Kelnhofer

September 7, 1958 - August 16, 2020

Andrea L. Kelnhofer (Annie) 61, beloved wife, best friend and companion for 42 blessed years died peacefully, Sunday, August 16th at home after a long 5 year battle with ALS.  Beloved Mother to our special needs daughter, she sacrificed her career and her needs to raise Alexandra (Allie) L. Kelnhofer into the lovely young lady she is today.  Annie was the embodiment of the Christian concept: Fruit of the Spirit.  Annie brought: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and gentleness to every life she touched.

Annie was born in Rochester, MN, graduated from Mayo High School and attended Rochester, Community College, where she received an AA in business.  She went on to a successful career in sales for electronic components and computer games.

Annie loved outdoor photography, horses and traveling. She cherished the yearly gal getaway with her mom and sisters and another with her wonderful childhood friends, dubbed the 5 Amigos.

Annie was preceded in death by her Father, Vernon Larson (ALS), Mother, Norma L Larson (Rosenberg) and Sister, Cynthia Fay Larson (ALS).  Annie is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Guy J. Kelnhofer, daughter, Alexandra (Allie) Kelnhofer and Sister, Wendy Larson and partner Lori Nutsvold.

Annie’s wish to be cremated will take place and will be followed by a future private Celebration of Life for family, friends and the caregivers who made her wish to stay at home possible.

As the third member of her family to have succumbed to ALS, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation.

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Mary L. Most
3 months ago

Goodbye, dear beautiful cousin, Annie. She was so blessed and full of that beautiful Rosenberg energy, spirit and positivity. Her presence simply lit up any room she walked into. My deepest sympathy to her family. My heart breaks for each one of them. RIP Annie may eternity surround you with “PEACE, BEES AND BUTTERFLY’S” forever!

Mark Malde
3 months ago

Annie, was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was classy and had great personal integrity. She had a very positive energy around her. We went to Rochester Mayo High School together. I am glad she is free of pain but I will miss her. Rest in Peace Annie.

Tillie Mieseler
3 months ago

Guy, I just happened to read the paper on line and I could not believe my eyes. I am so sorry. Just last week I was cleaning and I found a Christmas card from Annie and I tried calling and no answer. None of the numbers I tried were working numbers.Please give me a call at your earliest convenience my number is 612-419-8157. My prayers are with you and Allie. Or email me please.

Michael Shapiro
3 months ago

Guy, May the good memories of Annie sustain you. I remember those old days out at RCC like they were yesterday, and I wish you peace and light old friend. May Annie’s memory always be for a blessing…

Tami Nothwehr
3 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. I grew up with the Larsons, as our parents were good friends. Wendy, my heart goes out to you also. God bless.

Janeil Dropik
3 months ago

My heart breaks for you. Annie was a beautiful soul. Sending sympathies to you all.

Roxanne Prokes
3 months ago

I know Allie from her coming and doing jobs at the copy center. Her mother certainly did a wonderful job with her because she was such a joy to have around. My deepest sympathy goes out to Allie and her family.

Lisa Blaschko
3 months ago

Annie and her family especially Allie are in my thoughts and prayers.

Last edited 3 months ago by Lisa Blaschko
Rita Sapp
3 months ago
Reply to  Lisa Blaschko

So sorry for your loss. Annie was a special person.

Last edited 3 months ago by Rita Sapp
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