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Kenneth Edward Stenger

May 17, 1938 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Kenneth E Stenger passed away October 30, 2023 in Whitefish, Montana. He was born May 17, 1938, in Great Falls, Montana. He was the second child born to Edward and Helen Stenger. Ken attended grades 1-12 in Stanford, Montana where he graduated in 1956. He was a member of the 1955 State Class C basketball team. He continued his education at Carroll College in Helena, Montana graduating in 1960. He entered the seminary to become a Catholic priest, but later moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he taught. He returned to Montana and worked odd construction jobs around the state.

Ken settled in Great Falls and began working for Morgen-Oswood in the early 70s. He later spent several years in Orlando, Florida working for Morgen-Oswood. He returned to Great Falls in 1978 and became a partner with Boettcher Paint Company until his retirement in 2015.

When a man says as few words as Ken, it becomes difficult to use words to leave the reader with an all-encompassing understanding. Ken led by example and his actions moved mountains. He wasn’t always the first to call but he was the longest to listen. His family and friends knew of his sacrifices and dedication, while his humility kept him from the spotlight.

Ken moved to The Springs in Whitefish, Montana in 2018 to be closer to his two nieces. Ken was a devoted son, brother and uncle to his two nieces and nephew. We all have fond memories of his sporadic visits, camping trips, unique activities and the support of all our endeavors.

Ken is predeceased by his parents, Edward and Helena Stenger, his sister Marian Stenger Rundquist and his only nephew John "Bob" Boadle. He is survived by his nieces, Jill Yost and Lynne Schweitzer, both of Eureka and his grandnephew, Eli Yost and grandniece, Jonna Yost Schwarz.

At Ken's request there will be no funeral. If so desired, please donate to a charity of your choice.

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