Fletcher, Kenneth Allen of Mounds View, MN passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the age of 77. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Bonnie, his parents Glen and Myrtle Fletcher, Bonnie's parents Howard and Gladys Noyes, and his sister Joyce Askland. He is survived by his daughters Stephanie (Curtis) Lee and Rachel (Merle) Biggs; special niece Michelle (Tom) Schultz; grandchildren Lauren (Aaron) Wiger, Katherine Gustafson, Jane Lee, Maren Gustafson, and David Lee; sisters Beverly Sherman and Karen Selvaag; special niece Terry Stewart; Godchild- ren Richard Askland, Lynette Reinhardt, Mark Noyes, and Tamrah O'Neil; and numerous very special nieces and nephews. Kenneth was born on July 12, 1943 in Fergus Falls, MN. He grew up in Clitherall, MN attending a one-room school house through 7th grade, and then graduated from Battle Lake High School in 1961. After high school, Kenneth enlisted in the United States Navy and spent time on the USS Kitty Hawk in Yokohama, Japan. In February 1964, his high school sweetheart Bonnie flew to Japan. They were married at the United States Embassy in Tokyo on February 7, 1964. Their two years together in Japan were filled with some of their happiest memories. They loved reminiscing about their adventures. Their story of climbing Mt. Fuji was a highlight. After four years of service in the Navy, Ken and Bonnie moved back to Minnesota where Ken worked in the Twin Cities before attending St. Cloud State University on the GI Bill. His hard work and dedication to everything he did took him far in life. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education while raising their two young daughters. Ken was an avid outdoorsman. He was an expert fisherman, and spent countless hours in his boat, the Fish Hawk, fishing for walleye on West Battle Lake, where he and Bonnie had a cabin. They attended Abiding Savior Lutheran Church for over 40 years. Ken loved every member of his family and he had a way of making people feel valued. He was a teacher, mentor, helper, and hard-working man of integrity. He was completely devoted to his wife Bonnie. He was also a great friend and neighbor who will be missed by so many. If you knew Ken you would agree that he had a wonderful sense of humor, a gentle soul, and a huge heart. Private family service at a later date. Dad, you were the best.

Published on January 10, 2021