Kenneth Koepp, CanistotaKenneth Koepp, 86, of Canistota died at the Good Samaritan Center in Canistota on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
Kenneth Koepp, 86, of Canistota died at the Good Samaritan Center in Canistota on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, at Zion Lutheran Church in Canistota.
Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. on Today with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem.
Kenneth Vernon Koepp, son of Willie and Marie Koepp was born March 4, 1926 on a farm outside of Bridgewater.
Kenny was baptized and confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church in Canistota and remained a lifetime member. He attended country school in the Bridgewater area.
On February 22, 1945, Kenny entered Military service. He completed basic training at Camp Walters in Texas and spent his service career in Japan.
Upon returning home, he farmed on his parent’s farm. In 1950, Kenny began to work for George Royster in the government training program in plumbing and worked for Knox Implement in Canistota .
On August 1, 1950, he married Doris Korkow. To this union, two sons were born.
Kenny began employment with Minnegasco (currently Mid-American Energy) in Salem in 1958 where he continued until his retirement in 1987.
Kenny was proud of his service to his country and a member of the American Legion for over 60 years, where he served as Commander and willingly volunteered in many capacities. He enjoyed his many hunting and fishing trips with family and friends. When in good health, he was rarely inactive. He truly enjoyed working and repairing virtually anything that required his electrical or mechanical skills. His assistance was appreciated throughout the community.
Left to mourn his death are: his wife, Doris; two sons, Darwin (Sue) Koepp of Victoria, Texas and Darrell (Jennifer) Koepp of Black Hawk; four grandchildren, Angela of Sidney, Australia, Andrea of Victoria, Texas, Dustin of Rapid City, and Shelby of Black Hawk; three great-grandchildren, Trace, Macy, and Lily; two sisters, Betty Scott of San Marcos, Calif. and Donna Rasmussen of Bridgewater; four brothers, Bill Koepp of Canistota, Ed Koepp of Hoquaim, Wash., Don Koepp of Yankton and Virgil Koepp of Canistota ; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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