Kenneth M. Skok

July 22, 1943 - November 11, 2019

Kenneth M. Skok, age 76, of Kenyon, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Allina Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.  Ken was born on July 22, 1943 in New Prague to Albert J. and Florence M. (Dahlberg) Skok.  He attended New Prague High School and then entered a lifetime of seeing a need and filling it through a lifetime of entrepreneurial endeavors.  He owned and operated many businesses including a truck and trailer rental business in West St. Paul, gas stations, and most recently, home inspections.  He was an innovator in many areas; he also enjoyed renovating old homes and reselling them.  Outgoing and sociable, Ken especially enjoyed his coffee  buddies, going out to eat, and helping out his neighbors.  He loved being at the lake.  Ken loved everything that had to do with cars. His greatest joy was the time spent with his grandsons, attending car shows with them, attending their sporting events, and following the Vikings and hockey.  Family was his life and he will be greatly missed.


Ken is survived by his son, Brian (Deb) Skok of New Prague and their children, Wyatt, Graydon, and Sullivan; daughter, Shanda (Jamie) Bruggeman of Jordan and their children, Brody and Reed;  brother, LeRoy Skok of New Prague; sister, Dorothy Stehlik of Burnsville; brother-in-law, Eugene Vavra of Bloomington.  He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janet Vavra.


Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague with Pastor Julie Rogness officiating.  Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-8 PM and Monday morning from 7:30 – 10:00.  Burial will occur at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery followed by lunch at the Legion Clubroom.

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Sylvia H. Hill
8 months ago

So sorry to hear about Ken. My sympathy goes out to his family. Ken and I were high school classmates and we would go out to lunch from time to time in the last few years. I will miss him.

Laddie & Lisa Dosedel
8 months ago

Ken was selected as our Home Inspector prior to the closing. In our talks, I learned he was Czech as I as well. I really enjoyed his concern and recommendations and also the extra mile he went by coming in the Spring to help me track down our shut-offs for the outside faucets. Thank you Ken and God Bless you and
your grand family.
Laddie & Lisa Dosedel
North Mankato

8 months ago

I am so sorry to hear this news. Ken was a wonderful man and one I always considered a friend. May he rest in peace. Prayers for the family. Thinking of you at this time.

Rod Mahler Farijkbault
8 months ago
Reply to  Gwen

Met Ken many years ago when he contacted my wife and me to sell a home in Kenyon. We recommended him to get a license to be a building inspector which he did and we had the opportunity to use him on many occassions. Always very through and honest. Also enjoyed going taking him to a few Gopher hockey games. We enjoyed kidding him and he could give it back. A true friend who we will miss.

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