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Kenneth L. Lechner – Obituary

Name: Kenneth L. Lechner

Age: 67

Born: 10-07-1951

Died: 04-22-2019

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

A Celebration of Life with a Time of Sharing will be 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Kenneth L.  Lechner, age 67 of Park Rapids formerly of St. Cloud who passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 22, 2019 at his lake cabin.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Ken was born on October 7, 1951 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to George and Theresa (Cordie) Lechner. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Ken then attended St. Cloud Vocational School and was employed as a Machinist by Columbia Gear in Avon for 37 years. He was then employed by the St. Cloud Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center retiring in 2016. Ken married Susan E. Stavrum on December 1, 1975 in Waite Park. The couple made their home in St. Cloud until their retirement and moving to Park Rapids in 2016.

Ken lived life to the fullest, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and drinking beer. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and his dog, B.G.

Survivors include his wife, Sue; daughters, Melissa Stang of St. Cloud and Nicole (Jeff) Schmitz of St. Augusta; son-in-law, Ryan Stang of St. Cloud; six grandchildren, Hunter, Spencer, Madison, Emma, Parker and Isabelle; and brother, Ron (Diane) of Osage.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two infant grandchildren.



Guestbook for Kenneth L. Lechner

Izzy W.
April 28, 2019, 12:13 am
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'm reaching out with some encouragement as I too have lost many loved ones in death. One thing that has helped me to cope many times is a promise made by in the Bible at Acts 24:15. Here it says that we can have a “hope toward God” for He promises that “there is going to be a resurrection.” What a comfort to have “a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago.” (Titus 1:2) Another comforting Scripture, one of my personal favorites, is Psalms 37:29. It speaks of world conditions under God’s Kingdom rule. It says: “The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.” A most reassuring promise indeed! I hope these verses comfort you as they have comforted me. My heart and prayers go out to you. Below is a link to a very encouraging Scripture-based brochure entitled, When Someone You Love Dies. https://tinyurl.com/y8q5fv93 Deepest Sympathies, Izzy
Gerard & Susan Lucas
, Friends
April 25, 2019, 10:51 pm
Sue and family - - you are in our thoughts and prayers. What a sudden shock. He will be missed dearly.
Diana l Fettig
, Friend
April 25, 2019, 6:46 pm
Suzie, Kens passing brings shock and sadness. He was such a kind and gentle spirit. The two of you shared an incredible bond of love and friendship. My heart breaks for you, the girls, and all who loved him. You are in my prayers.
Bruce and Laurel
, Neighbors
April 25, 2019, 3:46 pm
Sue and family. We were surprised and saddened to hear of Kens passing. If there is anything we can do or help you with please let us know. You are in our prayers.
Brian and Diane Gorder
, Friends
April 25, 2019, 2:20 pm
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Sue. Kenny was such a wonderful, fun loving person....I will always remember him as a big "Teddy Bear". The friendship and Love the two of you shared was always evident and a shining example to the rest of us. Gone to soon and will be greatly missed. Love to you all!
Donna Swift
, Cousin
April 25, 2019, 2:14 pm
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers for the family.
Rosie cordie, wasieleski
, Cousin
April 25, 2019, 1:09 pm
Very sad news, our sympathy to you and your family Sue, his memories will be shared and treasured for ever. Sending love & prayers
John Donatell
, cousin
April 24, 2019, 10:15 pm
Deepest sympathy on the loss of great person. He will be missed. Words can not describe how great of a person he was. All our love and prayers.

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