Kenneth Charles Steichen

Dates

August 6, 1926 - August 2, 2016

Obituary

 

Kenneth Charles Steichen was born August 6, 1926 to John P. and Mary (Ewert) Steichen in Blaine Township, Jerauld County.

He attended the Steichen Country School for 8 years and graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1944.  On August 19, 1948, he married Joanne (Joey) Bratsberg in Woonsocket.  He farmed with his father until 1954. They moved to their farm near Spencer, SD, where they farmed for 57 years and raised 5 children.  In 2011, Kenneth and Joanne moved to Mitchell and became members of Holy Family Catholic Church.  Kenneth’s love and devotion of family has been instilled in the hearts of his children and grandchildren to be passed on to future generations.  He enjoyed dancing, traveling and his black angus cattle.  He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farmer, SD, where he was also on the church council.  He served on the Edgerton Township Board, Hanson County Zoning Board and was a member of the Moose Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Cancer Society.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Joanne; two sons: Jim (Jan) of Sunnyvale, CA, Dennis (Shelly) Steichen, of Raleigh, NC; three daughters: Kathy (Neil) Cauley of Excelsior, MN, Polly (Rod) Huber of Fulton, SD, Pam Olinger of Emery, SD; fourteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Rene Steichen of Fort Collins, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Elmer, Dale, one sister, Lucille Goudy, two grandchildren and one son-in-law, Michael Olinger.

 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, August 5, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Saint Wilfred's Catholic Cemetery
Woonsocket, South Dakota


Posted by Rachel Eich on August 6, 2016
my pryers to you Rachel Eich
Posted by Cheryl Hofer on August 5, 2016
Joey~ so sorry for your loss! Wishing you peace to bring you comfort! Courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold forever in your heart 💕 You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Barbara Papendick Simmons on August 5, 2016
I remember spending plenty of time at the Steichen farm growing up. Kenny was always a very kind man. I have so many memories. May God shed his light on your family.
Posted by Jim and Deana Schultz on August 5, 2016
To the Kenneth Steichen family, our prayers are with you and all your family at this time of your loss.
Posted by Debra Smith on August 5, 2016
Dennis, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and you family.
Posted by Debra Smith on August 5, 2016
Dennis, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and you family.
Posted by Marita Marx on August 5, 2016
Joey and family, I am so sorry to hear about Kenny. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I remember how friendly Kenny was when I would come for piano lessons. Marita Marx
Posted by Leroy Schneider & Family on August 5, 2016
Our sincere sympathy to Joey and all of your family in Kenny's passing. He is safely with Our Lord now. Wonderful neighbors on the farm.
Posted by JERRI & LANNY EDWARDS on August 5, 2016
KENNY WAS A WONDERFUL MAN---LOVED HIM AND JOEY AS OUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS--AND MISS THEM WHEN THEY MOVED; GROWING UP WITH THEIR FAMILY WAS AWESOME AS WELL. HE WILL BE MISSED BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER HE IS ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS AND WATCHING OVER US EACH AND EVERYDAY!!!!!
Posted by Bonnie Endorf Coy on August 4, 2016
Joey and families Sorry to hear of Kenny passing and knowi that you are in our thoughts,hold all those memories close to your hearts
Posted by Barb Dunn Danielson on August 4, 2016
Sorry to see Kenny had passed away. Kenny,Joey, and family were special to the Dunn family as we were growing up. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Vicki Yttreness on August 4, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Kenny that I will cherish. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Pat Helgeland on August 3, 2016
Joey and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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