Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Waechter
Kenneth Joseph “Ken” Waechter of Walkerton, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. He was 71. He is now fishing on the eternal shores.
Ken was the beloved husband of Catherine “Cathy” Waechter (née Benninger), who predeceased him on Nov. 29, 2018. He missed her deeply every day.
Ken was the dear father of Dwayne Waechter (Jacquie), Brussels; Joanne Robertson (Dan), Varney and Jeff Waechter, Walkerton. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Tyler Robertson, Timothy Waechter, Tristan Waechter-Hayes, Derrick Waechter, Joshua Robertson and Kyle Robertson and great-granddaughter Blakley Kaye Waechter.
Ken will be remembered by his siblings, Geraldine Lehman (Edward) of Baden, Florence Lehman (Frank) of Kitchener, John Waechter (Sharon), Wally Waechter (Connie) and Alfred Waechter (Diane) all of Formosa. He is also survived by in-laws, Bob Weishar (Eileen), Chepstow; Yvonne Benninger, Formosa; Lloyd Benninger, Blyth; Roseann Steffler (Len), Cargill; Linda Weber (Lloyd), Mildmay and Jerry Benninger (Pauline), Formosa, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours, co-workers and friends.
Ken was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Marie (née Flachs) Waechter, sisters Margaret Weishar and Helen Miller, brothers-in-law David Miller, David Cassidy and Carl Benninger and sister-in-law Jan Benninger.
Following Ken’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial mass and celebration to honour his life will be held at a later date when family and friends can safely gather to reminisce and share memories. His final resting place will be Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Cemetery, Formosa.
Memorial donations to Diabetes Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.