Kenneth William McBride, 84, of Preston, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 12, 1930, on the family farm in rural Olmsted County, to William and Emma (Oldenburg) McBride.

He lived most of his life in the rural Preston area, though he attended school in Chatfield.

He married Eva Schoppers on June 12, 1955, at the Sumner Methodist Church.

He worked hard all of his life. He enjoyed his work on the family farm. He also worked in the maintenance department for 28 years at Seneca Foods in Rochester.

He was a member of the Local 199 Food Workers Union and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield. He and his wife loved to travel. They traveled from coast to coast visiting friends and family. They also traveled to Alaska. He loved to read and spend time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by five children, Sheila McBride of Preston, William "Bill" (Sheila) McBride of Preston, Sandra Erickson of Preston, Matthew McBride of Lake Crystal and Curtis (Michelle) McBride of Preston; grandchildren, Heather, Kenneth and Jacob McBride, Jairus and Collin McBride, Mitchell, Ashley, Sam, Emma and Danny McBride, April Knipe and Amber Erickson; great-grandchildren, Joey and Christian Knipe, Taylor Waller, Corbin McBride and Kyra McBride; brothers-in-law, Jim Shorter and Lewis (Kathy) Schoppers; sister-in-law, Eurmadele Schoppers and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva; brother, Wesley McBride; sister, Doretta Shorter and infant brother, Fred.

The funeral service was held Thursday, March 20, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Preston Paul officiating.

Burial took place in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Chatfield.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with the funeral arrangements.