February 1, 1937 - July 26, 2015


Ben passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be Thursday July 30 at 11 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Waite Park (105 6th Ave N) with the Rev. Mark Innocenti officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday July 29th 4-8 PM at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home (1900 Veterans Dr, St Cloud) and after 9 AM on Thursday morning also at the funeral home.

He was born in St. Martin to the late Joseph & Anna (Jacobs) Kalthoff. Graduated from Albany High School and attended St. Cloud Business School. Ben married Vi Torborg on Sept 3rd, 1960 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Richmond. Ben played on the St. Martin amateur baseball team for 12 yrs and various softball teams until he was in his fifties. He enjoyed playing with the St. Martin Band for many years. Ben was an avid golfer, fisherman, bowler, and card player. He loved dancing and music, especially polka.

He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church for 54 yrs. He was very active in Catholic Aid (treasurer), parish festival treasurer for 34 yrs, and charter member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Held various parish positions (Couple to Couple marriage preparation, Parish/School Council, church usher).

He will be remembered for his love of family, his patient and kind nature, and strong faith in God.

Ben was employed for 27 yrs at Landwehr Heavy Moving, 13 years at JM Oil, and after retiring enjoyed selling boats at Larsen Boats and later working at The Store House (for Frank & Jeff Klein).

Survived by his loving wife, Vi of 54 years; children Marlene (Jon) Kainz of Lino Lakes MN, Steve (Kay) Kalthoff of Lino Lakes MN, Mark (Siri) Kalthoff of Apple Valley MN, Brian (Tracy) Kalthoff of Shoreview MN, Kathy (John) Morrow of Omaha NE; grandsons, Tyler, Ryan, Scott, Ben, Augie, Sean, Tae; granddaughters, Karel, Kasey, Kari, Abigail, Shannon, Molly. Step- grandchildren Meghann, Caleb, Rachel
Brothers: Linus (Jenny), Norb (Verna), Cy (Ginny), Joe (Jane), Bob (Renee). Sisters: Julie (Elmer) Vossen, Mary Jane (Mark) Kriz
Brother/sister-in-laws: Mary Helen Torborg, Bernice Evens, Dolores Torborg, Jerome (Ginny) Torborg, Ralph Buerman, Sr. Mary Josephine Torborg, Herb (Emmy) Torborg, Urban Torborg

Preceded in death by parents: Joseph & Anna Kalthoff, brother/sister-in-laws: Alice & Alois Lauer, Norb Torborg, Ralph Evens, Alfred Torborg, Monica Buerman, Joanne Torborg, Kathy Torborg, Trudy Torborg.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Patrick Lalley, CentraCare Hospice team, and Ben’s personal caregivers: Darlene and Deb.

In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations in memory of Ben Kalthoff to the Poor Clare Monastery of Sauk Rapids.