Friday, March 23, 2012

Obituary: Kenneth Raymond Sticha - Class of 1948

APPLETON - Kenneth Raymond Sticha, age 81, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

 Ken was born July 14, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Anthony and Margaret (Kraus) Sticha. Ken was a 1948 Madison Central High School graduate and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1953. Ken was united in marriage on Feb. 2, 1952, to Lenore DeWaide, his high school sweetheart at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Madison. They shared 52 wonderful years together. He served his country in the United States Army from 1953-1955 as a Stevedore Officer with the transportation corps during the Korean conflict.

Following his military service, Ken moved back to Wisconsin with his family and was employed with the Kroger Company and later on at the Nash Finch Company (S.C. Shannon Co.) for several years as a buyer merchandiser. He retired from Nash Finch in 1994. Ken also was employed after retirement with Fox Valley Auto Auction for 15 years. He was a faithful member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Appleton. Most important to Ken was spending time with his family and many friends, but he also enjoyed going fishing.

He is lovingly survived by his three children, Tony (Celeste) Sticha of Green Bay, Paul (Jean) Sticha of Stevens Point, and Sue (Jim) Gault of Wilmette, Ill.; three grandchildren, Sarah and Ryan Sticha, and Jennie Gault; three great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Sticha of Madison.

 Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore, on Sept. 15, 2004; two brothers, Edward and James; and his parents.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the STAR OF HOPE MAUSOLEUM, 3131 N. Richmond St., Appleton with Pastor Dennis Ellison officiating. Inurnment will be in the mausoleum. Ken’s family will receive relatives and friends at the mausoleum on Saturday from noon until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Appleton or a charity of your choice.

 Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 23, 2012. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

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