Kenneth P. Lacey

July 7, 1942 ~ January 6, 2022

Kenneth P. Lacey, 79, of Chatfield passed away on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s Hospital Rochester.

Kenneth Paul Lacey 2Kenneth Paul Lacey was born July 7, 1942, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Galen and Odelia (Sohm) Lacey. Ken went to eight  years of country school and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1960. After high school, Ken went to Austin Area Technical College for two years for farm equipment mechanics. On Nov. 23, 1963, Ken married Judith Ann Miller in Stewartville. They farmed outside of Chatfield on the Laceys’ Rose Prairie. He worked on the farm for 50-plus years before moving into town.

Ken was a 4-H leader and president for Local and County Farm Bureau. Ken was also involved with Marriage Encounter and Encountering Couples. He was on the resident council at Chosen Valley Care Center and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Chatfield.

Ken is survived by his wife, Judy; six children, John (De De Anderson) of Lebanon, IN, James (Jean) of Rochester, Paul (Molly) of Fountain, Mark of Chatfield, Cherie (Tom) Jensen of Rochester and Terrie Stephans of Chatfield; daughter in-law Linda Lacy of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Keith (Kristine) of Fort Dodge, Iowa; two sisters, Susan (Robert) Lamprecht of Plainview and Shirley (Leon) Holst of Dexter, and sister in-law Jill Lacey of Rochester.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Galen and Odelia; s son, Will, and a brother, Kyle.

Memorial Mass for Ken will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with the Rev. McGrath officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and one hour before service on Tuesday. Because of COVID-19, masks will be required at visitation and service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield, following the service at church.

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