Kenneth C. "Ken" Kuecker, 79, of Caledonia, Minn., died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center, Spring Grove, Minn.

He was born March 7, 1934, in Caledonia, to Charles and Ruth (Pieper) Kuecker. Ken was a graduate of Caledonia High School.  On June 26, 1955, he married Eileen Haag and she preceded him in death on Feb. 29, 1982. On Oct. 2, 1982, Ken married Lilah Neumann in Caledonia. Ken farmed in the Caledonia area for many years until he retired in 2002 and moved into the city of Caledonia.

Survivors include his wife, Lilah of Caledonia; five children, Kevin Kuecker of Caledonia, Curtis (Rebecca) Kuecker of Rochester, Minn., Cindy (Brian) Steinke of Loretto Minn., Adam (Heather) Kuecker of Maple Grove, Minn., and Kelly Kuecker of Winona, Minn.; three grandchildren, Isaac Kuecker (fiancée, Morgan Johnson) of Wichita Falls, Texas, Kathryn Kuecker of Rochester, Minn., and Hannah Steinke of Loretto, Minn.; two sisters, Alice (Harold) Kruse and Marilyn (Duane) Thomford, both of Caledonia; one brother, John (Kathy) Kuecker of La Crosse; one sister-in-law, Gloria Kuecker of La Crosse; one aunt, Violet Pieper of Caledonia; and many nieces and nephews.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Stanley Betz; and one brother, Stanley Kuecker.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 650 N. Kingston St., Caledonia. The Rev. Jon Wolff officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Online condolences may be sent at