OLATHE, Kan. --Kenneth E. Van Vleet, 90, of Olathe, Kan., formerly of Oberlin, died Saturday (April 22, 2006) at Olathe Good Samaritan Center.
He was born Sept. 24, 1915, in Oberlin, to Walter E. and Alice (Delong) Van Vleet, and raised on the family farm.
He attended rural grade school and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1934.
On March 9, 1941, he married Henrietta Bertha Miller in Gothenberg. The family lived on a farm outside of Lebanon for 35 years before moving to Oberlin.
He was a member of Prairie Chapel Methodist Church, the Decatur County Coop Association and the Golden Age Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Henrietta on March 2, 2004; a daughter Marilyn Rowlinon; brother, Gerald Van Vleet; grandson, Kenneth Rowlinson; and granddaughter, Amber Coffman.
He is survived by a son, Larry and wife, Lucinda of Denver, Colo.; and two daughters, Pat and husband, Don Franz of Shawnee, Kan., and Shirley and husband, Steven McGee of Brookville, Kan; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m., today, at Oberlin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Hasty officiating. Interment will be in the Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., and 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Oberlin United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be given to the Oberlin Golden Age Center or the Prairie Chapel Church.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.