Kenneth Kwakkel, 91, of Waupun, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at his residence.
Ken was born May 26, 1929 in Waupun in Fond du Lac County, the son of Albert and Grace Peachey Kwakkel. On October 25, 1950 he married Phyllis Van Galen at her parents’ home. Following their marriage the couple resided in Brandon most of their married lives where Ken owned and operated Ken’s Repair Service. Upon selling the business he worked for the village of Brandon for three years and American Stores in Fairwater from which he retired. After Ken retired, he and Phyllis moved to the Neshkoro area and enjoyed all of the various wildlife on their land. They enjoyed worship at Waushara Community Church and were members of its Young at Hearts Club. They were also active at the Neshkoro Senior Center. The couple moved to Waupun in 2013 and are members of Edgewood Community Church. Ken was known for his delightful sense of humor.
Ken is survived by his wife of 70 years, Phyllis Kwakkel of Waupun; children: David Kwakkel of rural Brandon, Diane (Rich) Bille of rural Brandon, Dawn (Larry) Doyle of the USA, and Dusty (Kathy) Kwakkel of Fond du Lac; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Ken was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Kwakkel; his sister, Dorothy Tuinstra; and a daughter-in-law, Karen Kwakkel.
Private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Agnesian Hospice Hope in Fond du Lac.
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