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Kenneth “K.C.” Kuznia, 84

Kenneth “K.C.” Kuznia, 84, of Stephen, Minn., died early Sunday morning, Feb. 4, 2024, in North Valley Health Center, Warren, Minn., with his loving family at his bedside.
Kenneth Clayton “K.C.” was born on Feb. 23, 1939, in Oslo, Minn., the son of Edward and Gertrude (Ginter) Kuznia. He was raised on a farm west of Stephen, attended country school and graduated from Stephen High School in the Class of 1957. K.C. served in the U.S. Army and then attended NDSU upon his honorable discharge in 1963. He returned to Stephen where he farmed his entire life — first alongside his father, then his son.
K.C. married Sandra Thacker on Sept. 26, 1964. They raised three children, instilling in them a love of family and community. K.C. was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Minnesota and National Wheat Growers Associations, and a past commander of the Stephen American Legion. In addition he sat on the Stephen School Board, the Stephen Endowment Fund, and worked diligently on the Stephen Centennial, the Kuznia Reunion and the all-school reunions.
Left to mourn his passing are: his wife of 59 years, Sandra Kuznia of Stephen; daughters, Cynthia (Jeff) Czapiewski and Jennifer VanHorn; grandchildren, Angel (Brian) Wadeson, Casey Tripp, Brittany (Wesley) Vert, Breanna (Michaela) Lehman-Czapiewski, Allyson Kuznia (Arlo Baratono), Brandon Kuznia, and Jacob Kuznia; and great-granddaughters, Athena Wadeson and Morgan Vert.
K.C. was preceded in death by: his parents; sister, Myrna Bentley; and son, Joffrey Kenneth Kuznia.
The mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Stephen Catholic Church, Stephen. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, Feb. 7, starting at 5 p.m. in the church with a Rosary at 6:15 p.m., a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.; and for one hour prior to Mass on Thursday. Interment will be in St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery with military honors by U.S. Army Honor Guard and the Stephen American Legion Post 390.
Arrangements are by DuBore Funeral Home of Warren, www.DuBore FuneralHome.com.

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