May 28, 2019

Alfred L. Inselmann, Jr., 85, of Litchfield, formerly Cosmos, passed away Tuesday, May 28, at Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield. Memorial service was Saturday, June 1, at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos with interment in the church cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Steve L. Carmany, Interim Pastor. Organist was Charles Lietzau; Soloist was Mariah Wehking performing “Jealous Of The Angels.” Eulogy by Betty Inselmann. Congregational hymns were “Abide With Me” and “Because He Lives.” Urn bearer was his son, Kevin Inselmann. Military honors by Beack-Thompson American Legion Post 126 of Cosmos.

Alfred LeRoy Inselmann Jr. was born March 28, 1934, in Hector. He was the son of Alfred and Selma (Markgraf) Inselmann. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith as a youth May 16, 1948, by the Rev. E.J. Kaiser, both at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos. He received his education at country school and earned his General Education Diploma while he was in the service.

Alfred entered active military service in the United States Army Jan. 23, 1957, in Minneapolis. Alfred was honorably discharged Feb. 28, 1963, at United States Personnel Center in Oakland, California, having achieved the rank of SP4 (T).

On Feb. 24, 1961, Alfred was united in marriage to Darlene Heller at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos. This marriage was blessed with two children, Kaloni and Kevin. Alfred and Darlene resided in Cosmos following their marriage, then Hutchinson for one year in 1963, then back to the Cosmos area for 25 years, and most recently Litchfield, since 1989. They shared 58 years of marriage.

Alfred was employed at Anderson Brothers Farms in Cosmos for 33 years, and then employed at Uni-Hydro Incorporated for 17 years and Wagner Elementary School in Litchfield for 10 years until his retirement in 2011.

He was also a faithful church member of Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos, where he served as a Sunday school superintendent. He was a member of the Beack-Thompson American Legion Post 126 of Cosmos, and was recently awarded his 50 year membership certificate.

In his spare time, Alfred enjoyed playing card and computer games. He also enjoyed dancing, while he was able, and listening to old-time music. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Alfred was admitted to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield May 18, 2019, before going to Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center. Blessed be his memory.

Alfred is survived by his wife Darlene Inselmann of Litchfield; children, Kaloni Park and her husband Brian of Litchfield and Kevin Inselmann and his special friend Jill Zaeska of Atwater, and her son Noah; grandchildren, Whitney Cox and her husband David of Litchfield and Trevor Park and his wife Miranda of Lake Crystal; great-grandchildren, Bennett Cox, Beckham Cox and Berklee Cox; brother Ralph Inselmann and his wife Betty of Cosmos; sisters, Shirley Anderson of Hector and Darlene Farenbaugh of Bird Island; and nany other relatives and friends.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Selma Inselmann; father and mother-in-law Ervin and Esther Heller; brothers-in-law, Ned Anderson and Lenard Farenbaugh.

Arrangements by Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector. Online obituaries and guestbook available at

Recommended for you