Michael Kenneth Kimm, of Sandstone, died peacefully surrounded by family in Mora, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. He was 59 years old. 

He was born in Minneapolis on Feb. 6, 1962 to parents, Patricia E. (Brown) Kimm and Gervaise E. Kimm, Sr. He grew up on the family farm where he learned about animals, the outdoors, God and the value of hard work. After graduating from Lakeville High School in 1980, he attended the University of Minnesota before attending Minneapolis Technical Institute for import compact mechanics. Embracing his love of learning, he also studied law enforcement, emergency medical training, became a master diver and was certified in underwater welding. For the last 17 years, he worked as a security guard at the Grand Casino in Hinckley. 

Although he was not a veteran, he proudly served as a faithful volunteer of the Patriot Guard. He also had a passion for serving the Lord, hunting, fishing, playing guitar and country western music and movies. He was undoubtedly known for his cowboy hats, his mustache (one that most men would envy), and his kind and compassionate spirit. Beloved by many, he was a true angel here on earth. If he could tell us one thing right now, it would be that Heaven is “peachy.”

He is survived by his daughter, Katiann Kimm (Nico Cavarretta) of Mora; former wife and friend, Kathy Westling of Mora; brothers, Gervaise E. “Ed” Kimm, Jr. MD (Daniela Kimm) of Fraser, Colorado; David M. Kimm (Nicholette Kimm) of Box Elder, South Dakota; nephew, Kyle Kimm of Minneapolis; and several cousins and friends. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Akkerman-Ingebrand funeral home in Mora. Pastor Mike Rue will officiate. Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be given to your local or favorite food shelf. Condolences may be posted at

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