Kenneth “Koky” Falkenhagen, 70, of Agar, died doing what he loved, farming, on Sunday, Oct.13, 2013 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre with his family at his side.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Falkenhagen Shop in Agar. Burial followed in the Onida Cemetery.
Kenneth Louis Falkenhagen was born Sept. 29, 1943 at Pierre, SD to Floyd William and Margaret Pauline (Brandt) Falkenhagen. He attended Agar School for 12 years where he was involved in chorus, glee club, track and basketball. He won many awards, including the Donnie Naughton Memorial Award. Koky attended one and a half years at Huron College and returned home to take care of his parents and farm.
Kenny married the love of his life, Edith “Edie” Dianne Joachim on Feb. 25, 1974 in Pierre, SD. They had six wonderful children.
He was active with the Agar community, always willing to assist a helping hand to anyone. He was involved with the Agar volunteer fire department, Agar City Council, Pioneer Seed, was a co-founder of the Friends of Fernando, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Kenny will always be remembered as an easy, fun loving man. A man who loved his family more than words can say, a man who would always know how to put a smile on your face no matter the situation. A man who had a heart of gold and lived everyday like it was his last. He immensely enjoyed his grandchildren, dancing and traveling. The love of his life was farming!
Koky is survived by his wife, Edie of Agar; his children: Trixie (Shane) Hulm of Lemmon, Eric (Jen) Falkenhagen of Agar, Amber (Tim) Rasmussen of Rapid City, Chad Falkenhagen of Agar, Kyle Falkenhagen of Agar and Mindy Falkenhagen of Rapid City; and six grandchildren: Abbie and Zach Hulm, Cooper Falkenhagen and Ryder, Colby and Tyson Falkenhagen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one half brother, Victor Boyd Jones; and numerous cousins.
In lieu of flowers, direct memorials to the Kenny Falkenhagen Memorial Fund at BankWest, Onida.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Koky’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)