Kenneth Stiles, age 85, of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at New Perspective Senior Living in Waconia, Minnesota.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, June 2, 2017, 2:00 P.M. at Friedens County Line Church – UCC in rural Norwood Young America, Minnesota, with interment at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Friday, June 2, 2017, from 12:30-2:00 P.M., 1-1/2 hours prior the service at the church.
Kenneth Dale Stiles was born on December 18, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the son of Charles and Hazel (Buffham) Stiles. Kenneth was baptized as an infant and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education at the Wayzata High School in Wayzata, Minnesota.
On May 30, 1952, Kenneth was united in marriage to Diane Svitak in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kenneth and Diane made their home in Norwood Young America, Minnesota. Their life was blessed with three children, Ricardo, Kathi and Todd. Kenneth and Diane shared over 64 years of marriage.
Kenneth was a dairy farmer. He was a member at Friedens County Line Church – UCC in rural Norwood Young America, Minnesota. Kenneth enjoyed being a farmer and his cattle. He also loved to travel, seeing every state in the United States, Germany, Poland and took many memorable cruises. Kenneth cherished the time spent with his family and friends.
Kenneth passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at New Perspective Senior Living in Waconia, Minnesota, at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 28 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Kenneth is survived by his:
Wife, Diane Stiles of Norwood Young America, MN;
Children, Ricardo Stiles and his wife, Julie, of Glencoe, MN,
Kathi Honeck and her husband, Scott, of Shoreview, MN,
Todd Stiles and his wife, Mary, of Norwood Young America, MN;
11 Great Grandchildren;
Sisters, Patricia Amidon of Centennial, CO,
Sandra Rotherham and her husband, David, of Silver City, NM;
Brother, Charles Stiles and his wife, Ardel, of Willmar, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his Parents, Charles and Hazel Stiles; Twin Brother, Keith Stiles.
Ardel Stiles says
Chuck and I are saddened by the news that brother Ken is no longer with us. But, realizing now, what he has been experiencing and struggling with for so many years, I trust our dear Savior, Jesus, has him safely with Him. Through the years we have longed for the times that were happily shared around the kitchen table playing table games after supper and sharing the Readers Digest jokes or talking farming or fishing or many other varied topics. Only time and God’s grace will show us how we might be able to recapture those memorable times. May God strengthen and encourage your whole family in your loss and may the bond of love between you all only continue to grow and blossom. In His love, Ardel