Kenneth Lucht, age 91 of Lake View, IA, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Black Hawk Life Care Center in Lake View. Kenneth Dale Lucht, son of Henry August Lucht and Anna Marie Deppman Lucht was born at home north of Coon Rapids, IA on May 1, 1927. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Trinity Lutheran Church north east of Coon Rapids.
On February 20, 1949, he married Delores Berneice Frank at Peace Lutheran Church in Ulmer, IA. To this union seven children were born: Dale, Sherrie, Janet, David, Julie, Rhonda and Michael. Ken and Delores farmed for one year north of Coon Rapids before moving to their farm and raising their family southeast of Lake View in 1950, where Kenneth’s father, Henry Lucht lived with them for 21 ½ years after Kenneth’s mother passed away in 1970.
Ken spent his life working as a farmer until he retired in 1992. He enjoyed going to car races, going to his children’s games, restoring old John Deere tractors, having breakfast with the guys in town and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 69 years, Delores; his six children: Dale (Lyn) Lucht of Eden Prairie, MN, Sherrie (Alan) Segebart of Urbandale, IA, Janet (Earl) Hanson of Luverne, MN, Julie (Wayne) Lietz of Breda, IA, Rhonda (Roy) Pruitt of Arlington, TX, and Michael (Kelly) Lucht of Onawa, IA; daughter-in-law Karen Lucht of Odebolt, IA; nephew Larry (Lois) Carpenter of Colorado; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Anna Lucht; sister Irene and her husband Maurice Carpenter; niece Shirley Carpenter; son David; grandson Jared Lucht; brother-in-law Duane Frank; and sister-in-law Evangeline Frank.