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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Kenneth H. Woessner
June 9, 1926 - October 13, 2021

Place of Birth: Belden, ND
Residence: Stanley, North Dakota
Age: 95



Kenneth H. Woessner was born June 9, 1926, the oldest of 5 children of Herman and Christine (Jacobson) Woessner at Belden, ND. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Dymond School until the 6th grade when he stayed home to help his family farm. He then attended a trade school in Wahpeton, ND. When he wasn’t helping out on the farm, you could find him in the makeshift workshop that his dad built for him so he could do wood working. Ken built cabinets and various pieces of furniture for his family and friends. He was united in marriage to Darlene Henseler at Riverdale, ND, on November 18, 1952. Ken joined the Army and was trained at Ft. Leonardwood and served until he was honorably discharged on June 8, 1956. During his service, he was a radio operator stationed in the Korean War.

Ken and Darlene moved their family to Parshall in 1958. During his life in Parshall, he traveled faithfully every day to the farm at Belden to help his parents with the farming and cattle. He worked with Delton Snyder pouring Redi-Mix Cement for 5 years. He worked for Schroeder Motors, Hedberg Ford, and Beyer Ford, repairing vehicles while helping out with the farming. He was also an active volunteer fireman in Parshall and a member of the First Lutheran Church of Parshall.
During the night life you could find him and the Girls, Virginia Eisenzimmer, Joan Boechler, and Sylvia Enockson entertaining the local patrons with their music. He then joined with Harlan Olson playing in their band at local establishments. Ken enjoyed playing the drums, piano, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and accordion.

Ken was an all-around handyman. You could find him painting trucks and working for many farmers in the area. He could rebuild engines and cylinder heads and passed this down to his youngest son.

After the passing of his father, Ken continued to farm the land he grew up on. During the winter months he worked for Mountrail County repairing roads. He was active in the Arthur Solie Post #121 in Parshall and became the Commander, a position which he was very proud of. After the Bands, he called Bingo for the Parshall American Legion for many years. Ken retired from farming in 2016 at the young age of 90. Although he was retired, you would find him wandering out to the farm to check and make sure everything was still getting done. Ken and Darlene moved to Centennial Court Independent Living Center in Stanley in 2020 and Ken was recently moved to the Benedictine Living Community in Garrison, ND.

Kenneth passed away peacefully on October 13, 2021, and leaves behind his loving family; Wife, Darlene (Stanley); Children, Anthony ( Andrea) Woessner, Bentonville, AR, Connie (John) Sveen, New Town, ND, Becky (Richard) Fairbanks, Mandan, ND, Todd (Kelly) Woessner, Parshall, ND; Grand Children, Christopher (Misty) Fairbanks; Great Grandchildren, Michael and Byron, Spokane, WA; Grand Children, Michael (Kallyn) Woessner; Great Grandchildren, Keeley Woessner, Arlan Woessner, Gilby, ND; Grand Children, Leigh (Caleb) Miller; Great Grandchild, Christian Miller, Iowa Falls, IA; Grand Children, Katie Woessner; Great Grandchild, AJ Woessner, Fargo, ND; Sister, Lucille Ofsthun, Minot, ND; Brother-in-law, Johnnie Locken, Stanley, ND; and cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended Family.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; Sister and Brother-in-law, Genevieve (Harlan) Lyson; Brother and Sister-in-law, Donald (Delores) Woessner; Sister, Ione Locken; Brother-in-law, Marlo Ofsthun.

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Jeanne Knudsvig & Bonnie Smith
Oct 15, 2021
Connie, John & Family
Our prayers & thoughts are with all your family! Keep your Dad's memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead!!
Sincere sympathy
Jeanne, Darrin & Bonnie
Debbie Wilcox (Minot)
Oct 16, 2021
Darlene and family, so very sorry for your family’s loss of Ken a wonderful husband,dad,grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this time. Ken will be missed by everyone.
Larry & Karen Lyson (Bismarck, NORTH DAKOTA)
Oct 17, 2021
It sading me a lot to hear of his passing, Ken was a great uncle and I will miss him. You could always visit with him and have a great talk. I asked him one time if he wanted to sale his new tractor and he no, it's the only new tractor I ever owned.
Karen Onstad (PARSHALL, North Dakota)
Oct 17, 2021
Dear Darlene and Woessner Fanilies, and extended families,
My heartfelt condolences are extended to all of you. Like my dad, Vance Onstad, Ken made a lifelong commitment to the Parshall Legion Post activities especially on Memorial Day. Ken went a step farther and spent a lot of time making sure information was placed in the local paper and attended area and state meetings. That is quite an honor to be proud of. I have fond memories of both you, Darlene and Ken. Your whole family have contributed to serving our community, state and country in one way or another. I thank all of you for your service and am very proud to know the Woessner families. God's blessings to you all. Proud Ladies Auxiliary member as was my mother Eva Onstad.
lois,kipp @rick snyder (Parshall, North Dakota)
Oct 17, 2021
so sorry for the loss.
Sharon Roth (Sidney, MT)
Oct 18, 2021
So sorry to hear about Ken. Oh, the memories I have of spending time with his family. Please know you all are in our prayers and thoughts.
PS, Ray and Ella Mae Keller are my parents.
Joyce Waldock (Parshall, ND)
Oct 19, 2021
Ken was a dear kind man. He was very dedicated to the American Legion Post 121.My fond memories are when he would drive up with his off-road vehicle to the Farmer's Market. He loved to take pictures and chat. The next time he would give me the picture he had taken. Those are really special! God keep all of the Woessner Family in His Care!
Kipp Snyder (Somerset, Kentucky)
Oct 20, 2021
He was a great man ..
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