Born: June 09, 1942
Died: July 12, 2014
Kenneth “Bucky” Bales, 72, passed away Saturday, July 12th 2014 under the care of his children and the exceptional staff at Kettle Moraine Gardens.
Ken was born to Raymond and Loretta Bales (nee Pastors) on June 9th 1942. He was raised on the family farm in Campbellsport.
He attended school in Kewaskum, where he graduated in 1961.
After high school Ken served in the Army National Guard red arrow 32nd division, where he was called to duty during the Berlin Crisis.
In 1965 he married the love of his life Marilyn Timm, whom he met working with her at Ted Lauck Chevrolet. They were married for 47 years.
In 1969 Ken began his career with Russ Darrow in West Bend, he remained employee there until 2006, when he retired.
Ken's proudest achievements were his long time membership and presidency at the New Fane Sportsman club, his active participation with Wings Over Wisconsin and The Wild Turkey Federation, and his endeavors to promote responsible ATV operation by being a certified ATV safety instructor.
Ken is preceded in death by his loving wife Marilyn Bales (Timm), his parents Raymond and Loretta (Pastors) Bales, his mother and father in law William and Bernice (Kuester) Timm.
He is survived by his children and their spouses: Christopher and Carrie (Trantow) Bales, & Jennifer Bales & Daniel Woodie. His grandchildren Kenlynn, Bailey, Anyanka, and Braden, his brothers; Allen (wife Sue), Ronald (wife Bonnie), and sister Mary Jane Moths (special friend Tony), nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Services will be held Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial at 3:30p.m. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Amie Welch, the Samaritan Home, Kettle Moraine Gardens, and Serenity Hospice for their care and compassion. An additional thanks to Ken's friends who kept him going and supported us along the way.