Mike Kash: 1937-2016
Mike L. Kash, age 79, of Winner, passed away on October 16, 2016.
Mike L. Kash was born March 19, 1937 at Yates Center, Kansas to Mike and Myrtle (Meyers) Kash. He and his family moved back to the Southwest corner of Tripp County in 1938, where he attended Beaver Creek School up until the 8th grade. At this time he worked for area neighbors. From there he proceeded to purchase the home place and start building his ranch into what it is today. He thoroughly enjoyed being able to make his next deal whether he was buying or selling. He attended many livestock sales where he purchased many pigs and calves or just socialize with the crowd. He was always ready to make his next deal of purchasing land, rolling the dice, matching for 5 or attending the local casino. He liked to move cattle on a good looking horse, drive his John Deere tractors and preferably a “Ford” pickup!
Mike married Kathleen Kulbel on September 30, 1972 in Hamill, SD. To this union 2 daughters were born: Betty Anne and Marie Lee.
He is survived by his wife Kathy, his two daughters Betty (Lyle) Haase of Valentine, NE., and Marie (Chris) Hansen of Winner; 6 grandchildren Phillip Haase (19) Eric Haase(16) , Sierra Hansen(15), Skyler Hansen (12), Dylan Haase (12), and Kash Hansen (4 and a half); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and brother and sister-in-laws.
Preceding him in death were his parents Mike and Myrtle Kash; mother-in-law Dorothy (Shea) Kulbel; four sisters twins Henrietta and Barbara Kash who passed in early infancy, Delores Hale, and Ivagene Estes.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Winner. Burial will follow at the Winner City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Winner with a prayer service starting at 7 p.m. F