Kenneth F. Kadavy
August 12, 1953-June 5, 2019
Kenneth F. Kadavy, 65, of David City, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at his residence after a valiant battle with cancer.
Family will greet friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in David City. There will be a parish rosary at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the church. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with burial on Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be made in care of the family. It was Ken's wish to be cremated. There will be no viewing.
Ken was born on Aug. 12, 1953, in David City, to Frank and Pauline (Matulka) Kadavy. He attended Dwight Assumption grade school, graduating from Aquinas High School in 1971. He went on to attend Platte College and the University of Nebraska.
Ken married Kay Brannen on Aug. 11, 1973, at St. Mary's Church in David City. Four children were born to this union. Ken had many talents that he used in different job positions. He enjoyed playing in pool league, restoring GTO cars, going to car shows, camping, cooking, woodworking and photography. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and with man's best friend, his dog Beau. He was an avid NY Yankee's fan.
Ken is survived by his wife, Kay; daughter, Kristi (Charlie) Emswiler of David City, and their four children: Jake, Connor, Bethany and Leah Emswiler; son, Kenneth (Alicia) Kadavy II of Columbus, and their six children: Nolan, Ellie, Sophie Kadavy, Brody and Lainey Raman, and Londyn Kadavy; son, Kelly (Amy) Kadavy of York and their two children: Aidan and Addy Kadavy; and son, Kasey and special friend Katie Masilko of David City and their six children: Izzie and Emmett Kadavy, Troy, Joey, Jordyn and Dylan Masilko; and sister, Bonnie (Jim) Webster of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant granddaughter, Mila Kadavy.
Online tributes may be made at www.chermokfuneralhome.com.