Kenneth W. Asche, 49
Winnebago — Kenneth Wayne Asche, age 49, of Winnebago, died at Mapleton Community Center, in Mapleton, on July 6, 2010.
Funeral Services for Kenneth were held July 10, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, in Lakota, Iowa. The Rev. Donna Stevens officiated. Burial followed at Maple Hill Cemetery, in Lakota. Winter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Wayne Asche was born Jan. 21, 1961, to Wilbur and Norma (Hippen) Asche, in Britt, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church, in Lakota. The family resided by Lakota.
Kenneth attended the Ledyard Community School until his junior year when Ledyard consolidated with Swea City. He was a member of the first graduating class of North Kossuth High School in 1979.
Shortly after graduation, he started working at Telex, in Blue Earth. He worked there for 26 years before they closed in 2006. He then was employed with Teledyne Aerospace for a little over a year before starting at Wal-mart in Fairmont in June 2007. After his mother’s passing in 2006, Kenneth continued working as the church custodian.
He lived in Winnebago for over 20 years, where he was an avid bowler, receiving many awards. He was inducted into the Winnebago Area Bowling Hall of Fame in November 2002 for outstanding performance. He also golfed, again receiving many awards. Kenneth also enjoyed watching sports on TV.
Life changed for Kenneth in July 2009, when he was diagnosed with oral cancer.
He is survived by his sisters, Connie Salas (special friend, Dave Johnson), of Storm Lake, Iowa, Patty (Leonard) Froslan, of Lewisville, and Kathy (Tim) Miller, of Storm Lake; nieces and nephews, Jeremy Salas, of Storm Lake, Jennifer (Gilbert) Parada, of Bellevue, Neb., Felisha Miller, of Storm Lake, Billy Froslan, of New Ulm, and Kevin (Autumn) Froslan, of Albert Lea; aunts and uncles, Leona and Dick Farrow, of Swea City, Iowa, Rose Hagedorn, of Blue Earth, Larry and Judy Hippen, of Fresno, Calif., LaMae Hippen, of St. James, and Gloria and Eddie Asche, of Lakota; many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Wilbur, in December of 2001, and his mom, Norma, in April of 2006; both sets of grandparents, Thomas and Jennie Asche, and Lammert and Elizabeth Hippen; and his aunts and uncles, Henry Hippen, Don Hagedorn, and John and Mary Hippen.
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