Humboldt, SD
December 30, 2023
Kenneth Struck, 75, of Humboldt, SD passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Funeral mass began at 10:30 am on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Humboldt. Visitation was from 5-7 pm on Wednesday with a 7 pm Rosary and Prayer Service, also at St. Ann.
Kenneth Struck was born in Sioux Falls, SD on January 29, 1948 to Ben and Marcella Struck. He attended Mt. Pleasant Country School and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1966. He married Dianne Viet on April 20, 1968 in South Carolina. Ken was drafted into the Army in 1968 and returned to John Morrells when he returned from Germany until he had to retire due to health issues after 9 ½ years. He later started farming with his dad and brother, which he truly loved.
Ken and Dianne lived in the Humboldt area all their lives. He loved to golf and went on several vacations with friends and family to play different courses. He got 2 Holes in One at Central Valley Golf Course. His dream was for him and Dianne to golf every course in SD, but his health kept them from fulfilling that dream. Ken also loved to dance, auctioneer at events, hunt, fish, and camp. He especially enjoyed any activity with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren~ watching them in their activities, playing games, especially cards, or just going for a drive with them. Ken was a lifelong member of St. Ann Catholic Church where he served on the church board. Throughout his life he belonged and served in various organization, including the Humboldt American Legion, Humboldt Community Club, Humboldt Snowmobile Club, bowling league, was on the Farm Credit Board, member of the Central Valley Golf Course, Ducks Unlimited and served as a Clear Lake Township Clerk.
Ken is survived by: his wife, Dianne of Humboldt; children, Carla (Jeffrey) Haper of Sioux Falls, Tanya (Jerry) Rasmussen of Sioux Falls, Dawn Jorgensen (Tim Vilhauer) of Hartford and Brad (Emily) Struck of Montrose; grandchildren, Seth (Jennifer), Rylee, Alyssa (Mike), Taylor (Taylor Rae), Nicole (Brady), Anna, Cole (Danielle), Kailee (Brock), Jada, Kennedy, Ayla, Sawyer and Grayson; great-grandchildren, Adam, Levi, Zoey, Emma, Brodie, Bennett, and Hattie; siblings: Betty Ordal, Mary Dragseth, Jim, Gene, Sharon (Ken) Katzer, Don, Dennis (Mary), Paul (Nan), Jackie (John) Jarding, Denise (David) Lehnen, Jeff, Brenda (Scott) McCoy, sisters-in-law Vickie Struck and Bonnie Struck and brothers-in-law, Doug (Pat) Viet, Darrell (Nancy) Viet and Darwin (Carol) Viet and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law, Ernie and Bonnie Viet, brothers Leon and Duane and brother-in-law Don Dragseth.
Funeral arrangements provided by Kinzley Funeral Home.