Kenneth Asche, age 49, of Winnebago, Minn., died at Mapleton Community Center in Mapleton, Minn. on July 6, 2010.
Funeral Services for Kenneth will be held Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Lakota, with Pastor Donna Steven officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Lakota.
Kenneth Wayne Asche was born Jan. 12, 1961 to Wilbur and Norma (Hippen) Asche in Britt. 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, Minn. 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, Minn. 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 and special friend Dave Johnson of Storm Lake; Patty Froslan and husband Leonard of Lewisville, Minn.; and Kathy Miller and husband Tim 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, Minn.; and Kevin (Autumn) Froslan of Albert Lea, Minn.; and aunts and uncles: Leona and Dick Farrow of Swea City; Rose Hagedorn of Blue Earth, Minn.; Larry and Judy Hippen of Fresno, Calif.; LaMae Hippen of St. James, Minn.; 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.