Kenneth Charles Luther, 98, died Thursday (Feb. 11, 2010) at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
Kenneth was born at Orleans, Neb., on Sept. 27, 1911, to Harry Charles and Mary (Backes) Luther. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1929.
Kenneth was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the McCook Elks Lodge. He served on the church board, school board and worked with the Noxious Weed District. He was an enthusiastic Husker fan and loved all sports. He and Louise were world travelers visiting Africa, Alaska, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Jerusalem and the Holy Land. They also toured the United States, Hong Kong and Canada.
His family was so very important to him. He loved them all and was so proud of all of them. He and Louise were involved with their children and grandchildren in their lives, watching their sports activities, graduations and other special occasions. Family and their Catholic faith were their most prized blessings and so important to them. Kenneth lived a long and fulfilled life getting to know his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoying their travels.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Harry and Mary Luther; his wife, Louise in 2001; his sisters, Ursula at the age of 16, Lucille and Bertha Haag; and one brother, Leroy Luther.
Survivors include his son, Clayton Luther and wife, Marilyn, of Grand Island; two daughters, Suzanne Davidson and Barbara and husband, Lonnie Weskamp, all of McCook; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon and Sunday from 4 p.m. until time of the rosary. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Rosary will be Sunday, 7 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola with Fathers Gary Brethour and Thomas McGuire as Celebrants. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Orleans at 2 p.m. with Father Harlan Waskowiak officiating.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.