Kenneth Lee White
June 13, 1943-August 18, 2019
Kenneth Lee White "KW" was born on June 13, 1943, in David City, to Burton Eugene and Una Maude (Sleight) White, and passed away on Aug. 18, 2019, in Lincoln, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 5 days.
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A ,Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ulysses, with the Rev. Michael Stec celebrating Mass. Burial followed at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ulysses Volunteer Fire Department, Ulysses Community Hall or to the family for future designations.
Ken attended rural school District #31 and was a 1960 graduate of David City High School. He was united in marriage to Delores Charlotte Stara on Dec. 26, 1963, in Bruno. This union was blessed with three children: Michael, Jon and Shannon. Ken was a lifelong farmer along with his brother, Glenn, as the White Brothers. He was awarded the Outstanding Young Farmer Award in 1969 by the David City Jaycees.
Ken was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ulysses, and a retired member of the Ulysses Volunteer Fire Department. He served on the Ulysses Rural Fire Board for many years. He also served in the National Guard for four years as a fireman. He owned and operated a truck in the tough 80's to supplement the farming operation. It was then that he became affectionately known as “KW”. When Ken wasn't farming, he loved to drive his truck. He enjoyed antique tractor pulls and won several trophies. His pride and joy was rebuilding his John Deere "G.” Ken and Delores loved traveling to numerous states, including Alaska, California and Hawaii. They also loved traveling in their RV to Texas to spend the winters with their Texas family. Ken loved watching NASCAR, and made two trips to Texas Motor Speedway. He also enjoyed fishing trips to Alaska and South Dakota.
Survivors cherishing his memory include his wife of 55 years, Delores; his children and spouses: Mike (Jenny) White of Ulysses, Jon (Angie) White of Ulysses, Shannon (Frank) Prochaska of Abie; grandchildren: Becky (Trevor) Stapleton, Mitch White, Garrett White, Hillary (Justin) Kennel, Justin White, Jason White, Lindsey Prochaska, Jessica Prochaska; sisters-in-law, Janice White of Seward, Gladys (Ron) Spicka of Weston; brothers-in-law, Dennis (Nancy) Stara of Lincoln, Dave (Peg) Stara of Bruno; other relatives and a host of friends. To this obituary we add our thoughts, prayers and memories of life shared with Ken.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Burton and Una White; his brothers, Glenn and David White; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stanley and Antoinette Stara.
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