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Kenneth Ness

March 30, 1930 — April 12, 2022

Kenneth Ness, 92, of Waubay, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Country View Living in Florence.

Funeral Services will be on Monday, April 18, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waubay, South Dakota and will be livestreamed on Fiksdal Funeral Service Facebook page. Pastor Marion Grimes will officiate. Luncheon will follow at Senior Citizen Community Center in Waubay. 

Visitation will be 9-10 A.M. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. 

Spring Burial will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Lakewood Cemetery in Waubay, SD. 

Kenneth Lavern Ness was born on March 30, 1930, in Minneapolis, MN, to Louis and Margaret (Elrite) Ness. He attended schools in Peever and Browns Valley. He enlisted into the United States Navy at just 17 years old and served for two years before being honorably discharged in 1949.  

On July 14, 1963, Ken was united in marriage to Jean Eidet at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waubay. The couple made their home in Waubay where they had two children Kathy and Mike. Ken worked various jobs including mail carrier, house mover, and drove fish truck for Reed Fish Company. He owned numerous bars in Peever and Waubay, including Ken’s Corral, The Fireside Bar & Lounge, and The 12 Spot. In 1974, Ken started the vending company, Rite-Way Vending and retired in 1994. Rite-Way Vending is now a three-generation business.

Kenneth enjoyed spending his time outdoors, where he loved to go hunting and fishing with all his many buddies.  After retirement, Ken could often be found entertaining his friends around the kitchen table. Ken loved when family and friends would drop in and always greeted them with a boisterous “Come On In”.

He will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Jean Ness of Waubay, SD, daughter Kathy (Rick) Breske of Waubay, SD; son Mike (Shayna) Ness of Waubay, SD; seven grandchildren Kristina Breske, Cory Breske, Alexis (Chris) Geuke, Brandon Ness, Shelby Ness, Tristen Ness, Carson Ness; three great-grandchildren Kellen, Addy, and Ellie Geuke; and sister-in-law Karen (Ron Eiffler) Eidet.  He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in-laws Dwayne Eidet and John Eidet and sister-in-law Colleen Helwig.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, April 18, 2022

9:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

26 4th Ave, Waubay, SD 57273

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 18, 2022

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

26 4th Ave, Waubay, SD 57273

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Burial

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Starts at 1:00am (Central time)

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