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January 18, 2022

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Memorial Mass for Ken Lacey held Jan. 11 in Chatfield

Kenneth P. Lacey, 79, of Chatfield, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Mayo Clinic St. Marys Hospital Rochester.
Kenneth Paul Lacey was born July 7, 1942, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Galen and Odelia (Sohm) Lacey. Ken went to eight years of country school and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1960. After high school Ken went to Austin Area Technical College for two years for farm equipment mechanics. On Nov. 23, 1963, Ken married Judith Ann Miller in Stewartville. They farmed outside of Chatfield on the Lacey's Rose Prairie. He worked on the farm for 50 plus years, before moving into town.
Ken was a 4-H leader, and president for the local and county Farm Bureau. Ken was also involved with Marriage Encounter and Encountering Couples, he was on the resident council at Chosen Valley Care Center, and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Chatfield.
Ken is survived by his wife, Judy; six children; John (De De Anderson) of Lebanon, Indiana, James (Jean) of Rochester, Paul (Molly) of Fountain, Mark of Chatfield, Cherie (Tom) Jensen of Rochester, and Terrie Stephans of Chatfield; daughter in-law, Linda Lacey of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Keith (Kristine) of Fort Dodge, Iowa; two sisters, Susan (Robert) Lamprecht of Plainview and Shirley (Leon) Holst of Dexter; and sister-in-law, Jill Lacey of Rochester.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents Galen and Odelia, son Will, and brother Kyle.
The Memorial Mass for Ken was held on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Chatfield with Father McGrath officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield.
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