Kevin Leo Laxen


Kevin Leo Laxen, age 64, of Winsted, Minn., passed away on Tuesday afternoon, June 4, 2024, at The Garden of Winsted Nursing Home.

He was born on April 6, 1960, in Hutchinson, Minn., the son of Leo and Rita (Sterner) Laxen.

Kevin worked as a janitor at The Howard Lake High School. He then worked at Munson Feed. From there he moved to California and worked as a painter. After a few years he then moved to Pagosa Springs, Colo., and started his business as Handyman Services.

After an unfortunate ATV accident in 2018, Kevin moved back to Minnesota to be closer to family.

Kevin enjoyed his parrot “Smokey” of 27 years, photography, traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and the outdoors. Kevin took pride in his work and was very particular. He was a very caring and kind person.

He is survived by his loving siblings: Michael Laxen (Linda), Donald (Cindy) Laxen, Carol (Gerry) Bisping, Gerald (Sharon) Laxen, Linda (Eugene) Handt, Luanne (James) Arlt, Jeannette Eastling, Gregory Laxen, Joann Scherping and Jeffery Laxen; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Rita Laxen; and brothers-in-law Terry Scherping and Edward Eastling.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kevin Laxen was held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Minn. Father Matthew Wiering was the celebrant.

Interment followed the luncheon at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted, Minn.

A visitation was held on Tuesday, June 11, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minn. A prayer service was held at 6:30 p.m. Further visitation was held on Wednesday morning, June 12, one hour prior to services at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Minn.

 The honorary casket bearer was Jim Murphy.

 Casket bearers were Mike Laxen, Don Laxen, Jerry Laxen, Greg Laxen, Jeff Laxen and Mark Heller.

 Memorials are preferred to St. Jude or American Heart Association.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minn., is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to