Kenneth I. Myers, 74, of Arcadia, died from stroke complications on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay, WI.
Ken was born in Arcadia on May 19, 1949, to Wilfred "Buzzy" and Dorothy (Klonecki) Myers. Ken enjoyed growing up and working on the "home farm" in Myers Valley. He graduated from Arcadia High School in 1967. He enjoyed playing football and competing in track while in high school.
Ken attended Winona Technical College and earned an Associates Degree in Soil Conservation. He proudly served in the United States Army serving two years active duty serving abroad in Korea for part of his active duty term. He then joined the Army Reserve in Winona MN, and was part of the 407th Civil Affairs unit, from the late 70's through 1994, and was deployed to Iraq during Desert Storm. He was an active member of the Tickfer Erickson American Legion Post 17, where he served on their Funeral Honor Guard and had his turn as Commander. Ken worked for Trempealeau County in the Soil Conservation department, helping farmers with their farms and river and stream watershed projects.
Ken had a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed spending time in the woods, whether it be cutting wood, deer hunting or going for walks or planting many, many trees. He loved fishing trips with his 407th crew and his sons and grandsons. Ken also had a talent for making homemade wine and took delight in sharing his creations with family and friends, and also donating many bottles for fundraising in the community.
In retirement, Ken and Dottie, enjoyed traveling. They spent their winters in Texas, soaking up the warm weather and creating cherished memories together. Ken was a devoted family man who took great pleasure in being with his loved ones and attending their various events. A fond memory he had was celebrating his 50th Wedding Anniversary on an Alaskan Cruise. He especially loved grandchild trips, where he and Dottie took one grandchild at a time and spent a week in various locations spoiling them.
Ken is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dottie; children, Jesse, Corey (Jennifer), Ben (Lacy), and Emily (Jeff) Kulig; 11 grandchildren, Jared (Sarah) Myers, Elaina Myers, Kaden Myers, Ava Myers, Ella Dee Myers, Kole Benjamin Kulig, Eve Kulig, Jake Myers, twins Brynn and Owen Myers; Great-grandson, Briar Myers; sister, Mary Jane Wolfe; sisters-in-law, Sheila Goodman, Lidin Seiler, Susan Seiler, Ruth Myers and Betty Bechley. Brother in laws, Marty and Peter Seiler, Kelly Goodman and many other nieces and nephews,cousins and friends. He enjoyed meeting and making many dear friends in Fiesta Village, Mission TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Dorothy; in-laws, Ray and Betty Seiler; brothers, Twin brother Joseph (Died at one day old), Ronald and Bob Myers; and brother-in-law, David Wolfe.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Holy Family Catholic Parish with Father Kyle Laylan officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m before service at the church. Burial service will follow at Calvary Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at Arcadia Country Club following the burial ceremony. To express condolences to his family online, please visit www.wozneykillianfh.com.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kenneth Myers, please visit our flower store.