LUCKINBILL, FELL, BLOMQUIST, HOCHSTETLER, STRAUB, NEAL, MCKEEVER, AMAN
Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 1/16/2006 at 19:06:12
Winterset Madisonian - August 2005
Kenneth Luckinbill was born May 25, 1914 in Guthrie County at home. He was the son of Clinten A. and Mable (Fell) Luckinbill. In June of 1940, he married Ermiece Blomquist at the Christian Church in Guthrie Center. Ermiece preceded him in death in 1976. He later married Lelah Hochstetler on January 2, 1979 at the Pitzer Presbyterian church in Pitzer.
Kenneth taught country school in Guthrie County after high school as well as working in a grocery store and shoe store. He was a farmer for 55 years, often working with his brother-in-laws, helping each other with farm harvest, etc. Kenneth also worked for the Winterset Light Plant.
He was a member of the Pitzer Presbyterian Church. He sang for many weddings, funerals and at church. People enjoyed his full tenor voice.
Kenneth enjoyed wood carving and painting. He loved to build things, from garden carts to machine sheds, to remodeling his home. He was always figuring out how to do and make things, which led him to be known as the on-call handyman to his neighbors.
Kenneth loved his family and was always ready to help out where and when he could. His great grandkids lit up his life and he always looked forward to surprise visits from friends and family. Many special hours were enjoyed playing cards and eating popcorn with family on Sunday nights.
Kenneth died Saturday, August 13, 2005 at the Madison County Health Care System in Winterset at the age of 91 years, 2 months, and 19 days.
Kenneth was a loving companion to his wife and a wonderful friend and mentor to all.
Those left to cherish Kenneth's memory include his wife, Lelah; his son, David Luckinbill and wife, Mary; his daughter, Cheryl Straub and husband, Dennis; 3 step-children, Jim Hochstetler and wife, Kaye; Betty Hochstetler and husband, Jim Gogerty; Charles Hochstetler and wife, Karen; his sister, Vera Neal; 8 grandchildren, Kenneth B. Luckinbill and wife, Sue; Daina McKeever and husband, Matthew; Ermiece Straub; Mike Hochstetler and wife, Kimberly; Kevin Hochstetler and wife, Stacia; Kelly Hochstetler; Russ Hochstetler and wife Janis; Susan Aman and husband, Ashan; 11 great grandchildren, Corinne, Elyssa, Mason, Joshua, Ashely, Tyler, Noah, Brooke, Crystal, Tristan and Deven.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Ermiece; and 3 brothers, Walter, Harold and Ray Luckinbill.
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