Kenneth Posz, 90, of Sanborn, died Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Sunwood Good Samaritan in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 23, 2011at the United Methodist Church in Sanborn. The clergy will be Pastor Theodora K. Hall.

Interment will be at the Sanborn City Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Email condolences may be sent to the family via www.sturmfh.com.

 

Kenneth Posz, 90, of Sanborn, died Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Sunwood Good Samaritan in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 23, 2011at the United Methodist Church in Sanborn. The clergy will be Pastor Theodora K. Hall. Interment will be at the Sanborn City Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Email condolences may be sent to the family via www.sturmfh.com. Kenneth Walton Posz was born August 3, 1921 at the family home in Sanborn, the son of Leslie and Viella (Walton) Posz.  He was baptized June 24, 1922 at the United Methodist Church in Sanborn where he has been a lifelong member.   Ken joined the U.S. Army July 8, 1942, serving in the 85th Division, 339th Infantry as a quartermaster supply technician and received a Purple Heart.  He was honorably discharged October 30,1945. Ken was united in marriage to Phyllis Dahmes September 2, 1950 at the New Avon Evangelical Church in Wabasso. Ken was a 65-year member of the Grand Lodge #167 and Fides Lodge #246. He was initiated May 5, 1947, passed second degree  October 6, 1947 and raised to master mason degree December 1, 1947. Ken was secretary of Fides Lodge for 35 years, during the time when the Col. Ladd Trust was set up. This is a great instrument the community and many families have benefitted from. Ken held all of the offices, elected and appointed, in Fides Lodge #246 in Sanborn.  Ken was accepted into the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry April 27, 1991. Ken has been a much respected and well known Mason in the area of free masonry in southern Minnesota. He served as treasurer and held other offices at the United Methodist Church in Sanborn, and after his retirement participated in mission trips with Phyllis for 10 years in Jamaica, Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia. Ken also was a member of the Sanborn American Legion, Red Rock Ducks Unlimited, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Inc., USA, the Sanborn Commercial Club and the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Department. Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, watching the Minne-sota Twins and his grandchildren playing sports. Ken died Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Sunwood Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Redwood Falls at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his wife – Phyllis Posz; children – Thomas (Eunice Moyer) Posz, Pat (Gary) Roiger, Peggy (Glenn) Morris, Mary (Jeff) Shaner and Richard (Cary) Posz; 15 grandchildren – Matt, Julia, Nathan, Alicia, Nick, Amber, Neil, Ashley, Abbi, Marguerite, Karie, Kelly, Alexys, Courtney and Jordyn and eight great-grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother – John Posz.