Kenneth L. Troedel, 85

Kenneth L. Troedel, 85 Kenneth L. Troedel, 85, of West Bend, entered eternal life Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice.

He was born July 2, 1930, in the town of Barton to the late Bert and Marie (nee Worf) Troedel. On June 6, 1959, he was united in marriage to Gladys ďPatĒ Kolkema at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Bend. Gladys passed away April 13, 2015.

Ken worked at Lochen Ford for several years and then worked at West Bend Equipment for many years until his retirement. He was an active member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend. Ken was interested in local history and liked to attend Barton Historical Society meetings. He enjoyed traveling and for 15 years spent winters in South Padre Island, Texas. He also enjoyed boating and fishing. Ken loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and going to their baseball games to watch them play.

He is survived by three children, Chris (Michael) Leverance, Kenneth (Diane) Troedel and James Troedel; two stepchildren, James Rick and John Rick; eight grandchildren, Mike (Carrie) Leverance, Katie Steltz, Matthew Leverance, Natasha Troedel, Andrew Troedel, Aaron Troedel, Adam Troedel and Samantha Rick; two brothers, Eugene Troedel and Jerry (Sandy) Troedel; seven sisters-in-law, Betty (Eugene) Thelen, Mary Barsch, Donna Timmerman, Joyce (Ken) Endlich, Kathy Bakes, Dorothy (Gary) Kittel, and Sandra (Roger) Mayhew; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service in remembrance of Ken will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church (809 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend). Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday. Kenís cremated remains will be buried at Washington County Memorial Park in the spring.

Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Kenís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at