His Life

Announcement - Memorial & Burial Ceremony

The Family of Samedi Kania & the Funeral Committee would like to sincerely thank every one of you for the great show of love, kindness and generosity during this time of pain. May God bless you most abundantly 

Samedi Kania’s memorial & burial ceremony will take place on Sunday August 18, 2013

Viewing – 1:00pm – 1:50pm at the Edge Christian Worship Center, 4707 Edinbrook Terrace N Brooklyn Park MN 55443


Memorial Service – 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Edge Christian Worship Center, 4707 Edinbrook Terrace N Brooklyn Park MN 55443


Burial Ceremony – 4:30pm – 5:30pm at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, 5125 W Broadway Ave Crystal MN 55429


Fellowship Dinner : 6:00pm – 10:00pm at The Edge Christian Center Worship Center  4707 Edinbrook Terrace N Brooklyn Park MN 55443

Funeral Committee Contact:

 Chairman: -   Dr. Linnus L. Cheruiyot - 612-961-4426

Secretary: - Robert Nyagudi - 612-703-0965

Treasurer: - Allan Kemboi - 763-607-5856

Joan Misoi – 952-465-7877

Joash Omandi - 952-220-3820

Paul Cherus – 952-261-4546

Tom Ogwangi - 612-655-0976

Esther Tanui - 651-210-4986

Nick Mireri - 612-229-4912

Andrew Bomett - 612-708-4000

Julius Tarus - 763-957-07936

Jared London – 612-801-6636

Gidion Rogito - 763-923-8104

Zachariah Kurgat - 763-568-4269

Ken Malo - 952-393-5804

Marbue Watkins - 612- 877- 3946

Pierson Kania - 952-994-0887


Announcement - Assisting with Family Travel Arragements

Even though Insurance will cover burial expenses per Samedi's wishes, the family will appreciate assistance with travel arrangements of family members from Kenya to USA to pay their last respect. As such there will be a fundraising event

When: Sunday August 11
Time:  4pm

Venue: The Edge Christian Center Worship Center
4707 Edinbrook Terrace N Brooklyn Park MN 55443

For ease of your contribution please use the acccounts below

Figuhr S. Kania
Wells Fargo Bank
Account# 3500582776
Routing# 091000019
Home Address: 9917 Butternut Ave N, Brooklyn Park MN 55443

Pay Pal Account:
Gotab Minnesota

Fundraising Committee Contact

Joash Omandi - 952-220-3820
Allan Kemboi - 763-607-5856
Ken Malo - 952-393-5804
Jared London – 612-618-6636
Nick Mireri - 612-229-4912



The Announcement

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Figuhr Samedi Kania of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.  He passed away on Saturday August 3rd, 2013 at The University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview hospital. 

Samedi leaves behind his wife Jeanette Boit-Kania and three children Neema and Baraka of Minneapolis and Sharon of Kenya. He was the son of Pastor Patrick Kania (USA) and the late Mama Rodah Kania. He was the eldest brother to Pierson Kania,(USA).  Rose Ngeiwo (Kenya), Esly Kania (USA), Zwingle and Latimer Kania. He was the Son-in Law to the late Abraham and Grace Boit of Uasin Gishu, Kenya. He was a brother–in law, uncle, nephew and friend to many both in the USA and Kenya.

Funeral arrangements are ongoing for the laying to rest of Brother Samedi that shall be done on August 18th, 2013 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota .

For immediate contact, please feel free to call;

Esly Kania - 763 568 4575

Pierson Kania - 952 583 6025.

Expressions of sympathy may also be addressed to;

Jeanette Boit-Kania