Kenneth was born on September 7, 1952 to the late Kenneth Sr. and Gertrude (Guyette) Prahl in New London. Ken was united in marriage to Cheryl Gonnering on January 24, 1976 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London. Ken resided in Northport his entire life. He worked at Simmons for 29 years and then at Konz Wood Products in Appleton until the present time. Ken was a farmer his entire life. He had farming in his blood! He loved attending auctions, taking care of his yard, gardening, landscaping and watching TV especially Law and Order. Ken also loved spending time with his family.
Ken is survived by his wife, Cheryl; children, Michael Prahl, Tina Prahl (fiancé Paul Newton), Lisa (Nathan) Kiesner and Matt (Elveta) Prahl; grandchildren, Scott, Samantha, Shannon, Autumn, Shawna, Shana and a baby on the way; siblings, Bonnie (Earl) Ruscher and Connie (Art) Posselt; Cheryl’s sisters and their families and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ken is also survived by his dog Fred. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Dan and Betty Gonnering and brothers-in-law, Rick and Dick.
A funeral service for Kenneth will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London. Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service directly at the funeral home. Burial will be in Northport Ostrander Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Waupaca County First Responders, Gold Cross Ambulance and Detective Ziemer of Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department for their quick response and professional support.