Delavan Kenneth Marvin Claude, age 65, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the United Hospital of Blue Earth. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fairmont. Pastor Scott Dewitt officiated and burial took place in Rice Lake Cemetery of Delavan.
Kenneth was born April 26, 1949, at the Blue Earth Hospital, the son of Marvin and Annabelle Claude. He attended and was a graduate of Delavan High School in 1967. He enlisted in the Navy during high school.
He married Cheryl Prescher, of Delavan, July 21, 1968, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Blue Earth. They lived in Los Alamitos and Anaheim, Calif. for over three years before returning to Delavan and began farming. He also did upholstery and made hangers for quilted wall hangings. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Kenneth was a member of the Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fairmont, where he held different offices and he enjoyed making coffee for the congregation.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl and daughters, Angela (Jason) Sippel of Rock Rapids, Iowa, Tara (Ryan) Viaene, of Cottonwood, and Barbara (Matt) Crozier, of Loveland, Colo.; four grandchildren, JC Sippel, Parker and Paige Viaene, and Carter Crozier; sister-in-laws, Gayle Claude, of Mankato, Sharon Claude, of Rochester, Lynn Cole, of Burnsville; brother and sister-in-law Paul and Ruth Prescher, of Delavan; step brother Bruce (Donna) Nelson, of Pine City; and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step father, brothers, Danny and Larry Claude, and sister-in-law Norita Claude.
Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home of Wells is in charge of arrangements.