[mccookgazette.com] Mostly Cloudy and Breezy ~ 53°F  
High: 53°F ~ Low: 36°F
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Kenneth G. Drinkwine

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

May 10, 1932-Sept. 1, 2006

STRATTON -- Kenneth G. Drinkwine, 74, died Friday (Sept. 1, 2006) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.

He was born May 10, 1932, at Kenosha, Wis., to Kenneth S. and Esther (Hyatt) Drinkwine and attended school in Kenosha.

He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and served his country both at home, and overseas.  He retired from the military on Sept. 1, 1971.

On Dec. 27, 1952, he married Doris M. Anderson at Kenosha.

After receiving his Honorable Discharge, he and his family moved to Lincoln where he was employed as a guard at the Nebraska State Correctional Facility.  He and his wife, Doris, moved to Stratton in 1997.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth S. and Esther Drinkwine; brother, Robert Drinkwine; and one nephew, David Drinkwine.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Drinkwine of Stratton; daughters, Mary Casement of Utica, Shari Stelling of Lake Tomahawk, Wis., Carrie Drinkwine of Lincoln and Michelle Callihan of Lenexa, Kan; sisters, Shirley Detienne of Aurora, Ill., and Helen Pura of Wis.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service and Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stratton, with the Rev. Fr. Sean Redmond as celebrant.  Inurnment will follow services at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell.

A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stratton.

There will be no visitation or viewing.

A memorial service in Lincoln, Nebraska will be announced at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be given in Kenneth's name, or to Grandview Retirement Center in Stratton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton.