Kenneth Floyd Steckly of Garden City, Missouri was born April 25, 1939 in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska the son of Floyd and Agnes (Schweitzer) Steckly. He departed this life on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri surrounded by love and family at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 27 days.
On June 5, 1959 Kenneth was united in marriage to Darlene Mae Stauffer in Milford, Nebraska.
Kenneth was a pastor for 50 years until his retirement. He served Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church in Garden City, Missouri and churches in Milford, Nebraska, Wayland, Iowa and Deepwater, Missouri. Later, he owned and operated Steckly Home Improvement, Garden City, Missouri.
Kenneth loved traveling and going on adventures with his wife, Darlene. He loved to share his passion for farming and collecting tractors with his children and grandchildren. He also loved spending each birthday celebrating around a fire and having a family wiener roast. Kenneth was always telling stories and jokes. He loved Jesus, as His Savior, and his family deeply.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Steckly of the home; two sons, Randy Steckly (Malinda), Garden City, Missouri, Scott Steckly (Deena), Tampa, Florida; a daughter, Lori Hernandez (Paul), Garden City, Missouri; six grandchildren, Emy (Scott), Tony (Shannon), Luke, (Christina), Taylor (Ryan), Lane (Alex), and Wyatt; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vilas Steckly, Hesston, Kansas, Maynard Steckly, Seward, Nebraska; other relatives and a host of friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, July 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, Garden City, Missouri. Private family burial.
The family will receive friends Monday, July 26, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the church.