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Kenneth J. Kas

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Kenneth J. Kas, 93, of Sioux Rapids, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2008, at the El Dorado House in Gilbert, Ariz.

Services for Kenneth will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at the First United Church in Sioux Rapids.

Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids, with the family present during that time.

Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery at Sioux Rapids.

Kenneth John Kas was born on April 1, 1914, to John and Faye (Fisher) Kas at Random Lake, Wis. Ken lived his youth in Wisconsin and Iowa. He was a 1932 graduate of the Sioux Rapids High School.

Ken was united in marriage to Esther Marie Hadenfeldt at the First Congregational Church in Sioux Rapids on Sept. 18, 1935. The couple was blessed with two daughters, Kathleen and Karen. Following his graduation from high school, Ken worked for Kaplan's Grocery in Laurens. He was later employed with Iowa Electric Light and Power. In 1939, Ken and Esther moved to a farm south of Sioux Rapids where they lived and worked until their retirement. During their retirement years, they enjoyed the winter months in Texas for 20 years.

Ken was a member of the First United Church of Sioux Rapids where he faithfully served on various boards and committees of the church. He also served on the Board of Trustees for Lee Township for 25 years. Other boards that Ken actively participated in were the Livestock Breeders Association, the Livestock Feeders, the Board of Directors of the Sioux Rapids Country Club, and he was a member of the Buena Vista County Board of Adjustment. Ken was very civic-minded and had was also an active member of the Lion's Club for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Esther; one brother, Harry Kas; and two sisters: Alice Eastman and Katherine Boles.

Kenneth is survived by his two daughters: Kathleen Weisbrod of Chandler, Ariz., and Karen Hanrahan of Sioux Rapids; his five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and his two sisters: Jean Anderson of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Marian Whitman and husband, LuVerne of Rosemead, Calif.

Those that wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com

The Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements.