In Memory of

Kenneth Stephens

May 24, 1954 - September 10, 2017
SERVICES
Kenneth Stephens, age 63, of Yankton, SD and formerly of Cherokee, IA passed away unexpectedly on September 10th while vacationing in Italy. No formal services will be held. A come and go gathering in celebration of Ken's life will be held from 12 noon until 3:00PM on Sunday, September 24th at the Cherokee Yacht Club. In honor of his devotion to the youth and his love for the outdoors, the family will be directing memorial gifts in Ken's name to local outdoor youth organizations.
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Friday, September 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I am shocked and saddened by this news, I knew Ken for a very short time but he made a lasting impression and he will be missed. Our family prayers and thoughts are with you all.”
- Clint Brockmoller
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“We are so going to miss Kenneth at Ben's Brewing Co. He was always 'up' and he was always ready to have a good time. You could tell he was the hub of the social network, as he kept bringing in different people. He knew everyone's name here and was such a pleasure to see. Our staff is sad.

Bless you, Terri and family.

- Ben's Brewing Co. staff”
- Ben Hanten
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Kenny was my uncle, he was always there for us when we needed to call in regards to my dad, he always made time to sit down and talk to me at the family reunions to catch up on our lives and get to know us again as adults. We will always love and miss him dearly. He was a very fun loving man and it is hard to believe he is with grandma and grandpa now. I love and miss you so much uncle Kenny!”
- Jennifer L McClinsey( Stephens)
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“His love of life was a wonderful gift to share with his family. Keep his spirit alive in your heart. Our sympathy is with you and your family”
- Randy & Ellen Knauf
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sad to hear about my classmate passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was a great guy.”
- Sue (Teter) Ruth
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest condolences for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. Remembering the good times and remembering the memories will help you through the most difficult times.”
- Erica Rudwr
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My heart breaks for you all. Ken was such an awesome husband, father, grandfather, & friend. Our family has so many wonderful memories of the "old" days when the kids were growing up. He will be missed by all. May your wonderful memories help carry you through the days to come.”
- Judy Bierman
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Teri and family, so very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I loved growing up with Ken and playing all kinds of sand lot pick up games with him! I will always remember him and his brothers all growing up with us back in Indianola! May God Bless you all during this most difficult time! Royce Prickett”
- Royce Prickett
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Ken was my produce supervisor for years here in Estherville. While most people dreaded seeing their supervisor, that was not the case with me! Ken always had a smile, and a story to tell. A great guy definitely gone too soon. Our deepest sympathy to the family. ”
- Tom and Lynn Reisner
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathy to you and your family~”
- Pam Leinbaugh
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry to learn of Ken's passing. What a dynamic personality and a joy to work with. Prayers are with you all.”
- Muffy (Tunink) Harris
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your family's loss. I didn't know Ken personally, but I heard nothing but good things about him. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
- Jennifer Jensen
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“We were saddened to hear of ken's passing. Ken was a joy to know. His kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Ken always had a smile and a giggle to share. He was joy to work with at Hy-Vee . We know all his good works are now being rewarded. We pray that all stress will be reilieved and God's love and protection will make the transition home safely. God bless🙏🌹🌈”
- Marie & David Pibal
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He will be missed greatly in our community!”
- Tim & Diane Cargin
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Ken was such an unforgettable man.....always full of smiles. Wish our words could relieve the shock and sadness you all must be feeling. We pray that God will help you through all of this and that you find peace knowing Ken is in heaven now sharing all those smiles there! Hugs!! Tom and Bonnie Augard”
- Tom Augard
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Such a fun and friendly guy to work with, he will be missed!
Sorry for your loss.”
- Joe Schmillen
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My heart is breaking for you! What an amazing man Ken was! He made me laugh every time I saw you guys, but what was the most amazing thing of all was the fact the even after all of these years together, you and Ken were still "dating". My prayers and hugs are with all of you!”
- Michelle Murphy
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I am in shock. I'm so sorry for your loss. Ken was the sweetest man on the planet and I'm so grateful I had the honor of knowing him. He the ability to turn my bad or sad mood into a great one. Terri, I really appreciate the support you both gave me during my battle. Big hugs to you! I will forver miss him...”
- Nikki Thunder
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Ken was such a friendly and special guy. He will be greatly missed.”
- Mary Morris
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry about Ken.My prayer's are with all of you.”
- Sue Roberts
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Ken. We always enjoyed visiting with him whenever we saw him. You're in our thoughts & prayers. Praying that your memories will help comfort you during this difficult time. ”
- Kevin & Twyla Schmillen
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