George K. Kjelland, 74, Edgerton, formerly of Mineral Point, died Sunday, March 19, 1995, at the Edgerton Memorial Hospital from complications following surgery.
He was born on a farm near Valley City, N.D., Oct. 11, 1920, the son of Lewis and Gina Kjelland. He graduated from Valley City High School and served in the United States Navy, attached to the Marine Raiders in World War II. He graduated from Northern Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. On Nov. 2, 1946, he married Kathryn Rossiter. They moved to Mineral Point in 1950, where he practiced optometry until his retirement in 1988. They retired to the family cottage on the Rock River in Edgerton where George enjoyed fishing, boating and hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; two sons, David (Jo) and Paul (Marsha), all of Mineral Point; six grandchildren; a sister, Irene (Joe) Diemert; two brothers, Selmer (Ilene) and Roy (Millie), all of North Dakota.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 22, 1995, from 6 8 p.m. and on Thursday, March 23, from 10:30 until 1:30 p.m. at the Gorgen Funeral Home, Mineral Point. Services will be held following visitation at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mineral Point. Pastor David Kellin will officiate. Military services will be accorded by the Mineral Point American Legion.