Funeral services for Kenneth Fuchs, 72 of Lake Andes were Saturday, November 2 at the Wagner Community Church in Wagner. Burial was in the Lakeview Cemetery, Lake Andes, with military honors. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Wagner was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth John Fuchs was born in Wagner to John and Marcella (Kulhavy) Fuchs on April 22, 1947. He passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at his home in rural Lake Andes.
Kenneth attended country grade school then graduated from Ravinia High School in May of 1966. He entered the US Army in October of 1966, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968. Kenneth also served several years in the SD National Guard.
Kenneth was united in marriage to Jeanette Goehring on November 30, 1968 in Delmont. To this union two children were born, John Edgar Fuchs and Phyllis Kaye Mach. They lived in Mitchell, Wagner and Yankton until moving to the family farm in March of 2009. Kenneth was employed at Kolberg Manufacturing in Yankton for 32 years.
Kenneth was a member of the Lake Andes VFW and the Tri-State Old Iron Tractor Club. He restored a 1948 John Deere B tractor which he drove on many Tri-State tractor drives. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing and boating on the Missouri River. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Thankful for having shared his life are his wife Jeanette of almost 51 years, his son John Fuchs of Parkston, his daughter Phyllis (Tracy) Mach of Tyndall; four grandchildren: Kelsey (Jesse) Stainbrook, Brody Fuchs, Kolby Mach (Halee Schrader) and Shelby Mach, all of Tyndall; three great grandchildren:Miles Stainbrook, Baby Stainbrook in 2020 and Asher Schrader; sister Joyce Schaecher of Avon; sister-in-law Shirley Stach of Sioux Falls; brothers-in-law Gaylord (Gail) Goehring of Mitchell and Merlin (Barb) Goehring of Sioux Falls; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and neighbors.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law Edgar and Evelyn Goehring; brother-in-law Paul Stach; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.