Kenneth “Kenny” Wayne Narges

Kenneth “Kenny” Wayne Narges, 73, of Fond du Lac, WI passed
away on Friday, February 15, 2013 at home surrounded by his wife and family. He
was born in Fond du Lac, WI on July 24, 1939 to the late Frank Wayne and Elenora
(Hauser) Narges. He grew up working on the family dairy farm in Waucousta, which
he eventually took over after his father passed away in 1964. On April 23, 1960
he married his high school sweetheart Bonnie Welsh and together they raised 8
children while working the family farm for the next 35 years. In their early
years, Kenny and Bonnie enjoyed snowmobiling with friends and spending time up
north. He also played amateur baseball for Rock River, and enjoyed trap shooting
in Eden. As his children grew up, he loved watching and supporting them in all
their sporting events, and in later years did the same for his grandchildren
until his health prohibited him from doing so. He loved giving nicknames to his
children and grandchildren which would then forever become his term of
endearment for them. He was an avid collector of tractors with a special
fondness of John Deere. At one point he owned over 25 tractors and always
enjoyed spending time working on them. He also enjoyed going to tractor pulls
and was excited to see one of his grandsons with the same passion. In 1995 they
sold the family farm and he and Bonnie moved to Luxemburg, then Tigerton, before
settling in Fond du Lac in 1999 where he enjoyed spending time with his family
more than anything else. He also loved listening to Polka music, with his
favorite band being the Hauser Hot Shots, who was first led by his late uncle
Marvin Hauser and later by Marvin’s sons. He also loved watching sports on TV
and in person, and until his health prevented him, he enjoyed creating beautiful
baskets and planters of flowers for the yard and deck, for his family to enjoy.
Kenny will be sadly missed by his wife Bonnie with whom he would have celebrated
53 years of marriage this April. He is also survived by his sister Janet Narges
of Fond du Lac, and leaves behind a legacy of 8 children, 25 grandchildren, 2
great grandchildren and countless other family and friends all of whom will
forever carry a piece of him in their hearts. His children are; Vicki (Gary)
Gruenewald and their children Jeremy and Holly; Randy (Kim) Narges and their
children Madison and Pierce; Patti Narges and her children Jason (Kim), Pam
(Anthony), Danica (fiance’ Caleb), Katelyn and Alissa; Ritchie (Beth) Narges and
their children Cory, Kyle, Logan and Max; Jeff Narges and his children Tyler and
Carson; Tim (Julie) Narges and their children Brittany (fiance’ Wes), Austin,
Nick and Shayley; Jodi Schrauth and her children, Sam, Kelli, Jamie, Jacob and
Billy; and Tammy (Mike) Brownell and their children Olivia and Mitchell. He is
further survived by 2 great grandchildren Clayton and Graham. Kenny was preceded
in death by his parents Frank and Elenora Narges; his father-in-law Bartley
Welsh and mother-in-law Viola (Draves) Welsh; and brother-in-law Gerald Serwe.
Respecting Ken’s wishes, a private family service will be held. A celebration of
his life will follow on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 3:30 to 7:00 pm at the
American Legion Hall, 500 Fond du Lac Ave. Fond d Lac. Please come join Kenny’s
family to share memories, and celebrate his life. Memorials are appreciated to
Agnesian Hospice Hope. Thank you, Dad for your unending love and support and
countless laughs. We will always cherish the great memories and miss you dearly.
The family would like to extend a very special appreciation to the nurses, Dr.
Yuan, and Dr. Ciecierski at the Fond du Lac Dialysis Center for all the special
care and concern they gave to Ken. They would also like to thank the heart team
at St. Agnes Hospital led by Dr. Lily, Dave and Catherine for the great care and
compassion they showed him. They were truly wonderful! In addition, a special
thanks to Ken’s family doctor, Dr. Fownes and his nurse and all the staff at the
North Fond du Lac Clinic who always lifted his spirits and to the nurses and
staff of Agnesian Hospice Hope. You are the greatest! Thank you to Twohig
Funeral home in Campbellsport for assisting our family with arrangements during
this time of need. Online guestbook and condolences are at