Kenneth M. Branstner

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sept. 29, 1937 - Feb. 4, 2011

Kenneth M. Branstner, age 73, of Spirit Lake, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. He was born on Sept. 29, 1937, in Des Moines, to Kenneth and Margarette (Bland) Branstner.

Kenneth worked as a punch press operator in the Des Moines area for many years, before going to work for McQuays and then Stoller Fisheries Inc. in Spirit Lake. He enjoyed spending his spare time watching western TV shows, western movies, the Dallas Cowboys and motorcycles.

Kenneth is survived by two sons, Kenneth Branstner, and his wife, Cherish, of Spirit Lake, and Derrick Branstner of Spirit Lake; a daughter, Chelsey Payne, and her husband, Jerry, of Spirit Lake; the mother of his children, Patti Bruhns of Spirit Lake; a stepson, Terry Branstner of Des Moines; two brothers, Joe Bowlin, and his wife, Beverly, of Des Moines, and David Bowlin, and his wife, Vickie, of Des Moines; two grandchildren, Oliviah and Nataliah; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Karen Snethen.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wed., Feb. 9, at the Schuchert Funeral Home.

The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.