Kenneth Loutsch

Monday, January 10, 2022
Kenneth Loutsch

Kenneth James Loutsch, 65 years old, of Kingsley, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s in Sioux City.

Ken was born Aug. 18, 1956, at Le Mars, the son of Gene and Mary C. (Arens) Loutsch. He grew up on the family farm south of Remsen. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, graduating in 1974. Ken attended Iowa State University for a short time and worked at several different jobs before beginning to farm with his family. 

On Aug. 29, 1981, he married Kerry Mousel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. In 1987, the couple moved to their farm near Kingsley.

Ken was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Remsen. He was a past member of the St. Mary’s Activity Club and Remsen Jaycees. His favorite volunteer position was coaching Kristin’s little league softball team.

Ken was our all around handyman, he would fix and make anything we asked him to. He loved to garden and did all the canning, always trying to perfect his hot sauce for Neal. He loved grilling on his Green Egg and having fish fries. Ken enjoyed fishing trips and golfing with friends and family. He also loved bowling with his Jaminet Trucking team. He was a fan of all things Iowa State Cyclones, the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Twins. He did not always recommend being a fan of the latter two. Ken was a good and faithful husband, loving father, and true friend.

Survivors include, his wife, Kerry of Kingsley; son, Neal (Kelsey) Loutsch of Remsen; daughter, Kristin Loutsch of Omaha, Nebraska; one grandchild, Porter James Loutsch. His siblings, Kay Grunden, Don (Janet) Loutsch, Pat (Mary) Loutsch and Tim (Valerie) Loutsch; father-in-law, Wayne Mousel; brothers-in-law, Brad (Loreen) Mousel, Steve (Jillayne) Mousel; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Ron) Schnoes, Kristina (Christopher) Wren; numerous special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Mary C. Loutsch; nephew, Wesley Loutsch; mother-in-law, Marlene M. Mousel; brothers-in-law, Ken Rhodes and Dave Berkenpas.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Timothy Pick officiating and Deacon Doug Heeren assisting. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen. Casket bearers will be Joshua Loutsch, Trent Loutsch, Jeremy Rhodes, Alec Mousel, Christopher Mousel, and Craig Mousel.

Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday. There will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

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