Kenneth C. Malleck

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Kenneth Charles Malleck

March 30, 1932 - Nov. 15, 2021

McCOOK, Neb. — Kenneth Charles Malleck, age 91, of McCook, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at Hillcrest Caring Center in McCook.

Kenny was born March 30, 1932, to Charles and Lorene (Weskamp) Malleck in Indianola, Neb., where he attended country school through the second grade.

The family moved to Champion, Neb., in 1937, where they lived for the next nine years. They then moved back to the family farm north of McCook and Kenny, at the age of 16, drove the Red Willow school bus until graduating from Red Willow High School in 1947.

Following high school, Kenny worked for “Squeaky” Shalm and Don Hileman at the Ford garage for two years and then Ray Nickerson‘s Conoco Station on Norris Avenue.

Kenny proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, spending two years in Korea from 1951-1953.

Kenny married Nita (Greenlee) Malleck in 1954. To this union four children were born.

During this time, Kenny worked for Gamble Robinson (Loop Brewery) for three years before purchasing the K&K Transfer Truck Line with Keith Loper in 1960/61. His next job was with Standard Oil, which is now Amoco Oil. Kenneth was the owner of Malleck Oil for over 50 years, with the help of his sons, Scott and Sam and wife, Nita.

Kenny’s favorite past time was having family dinners at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. He loved watching his family playing baseball, football, and volleyball. He bowled on the local bowling team and enjoyed a good time with family and friends at Sarge’s until he was no longer able to get there. Kenny coached the Colman Oil Woman’s Softball Team to a championship in 1979.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elk’s Club, local VFW and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Darrell “Dick,” Robert and Burdette “Archie” Malleck; sister-in-law, Marge Malleck; and his son-in-law, Allan Otter.

Survivors include his wife, Nita Malleck of McCook; children, Jodi Otter of McCook, Scott (Deb) Malleck of McCook, Jan (Mike) Nitsch of Arapahoe, Neb., and Sam (Chantel) Malleck of McCook; brothers, Gene Malleck of McCook and Loyce (Marilyn) Malleck of Mesquite, Nev.; sisters-in-law, Lois Malleck of Amarillo, Texas, Marilyn Malleck of McCook and In Suk Malleck of Killeen, Texas; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a host of extended family members and lifelong friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s name to be designated at a later date and may be directed to Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, c/o the Malleck Family, P.O. Box 476, McCook, NE 69001.

Visitation with family greeting friends will be from 5-7 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook.

Recitation of the Rosary will follow visitation, beginning at 7 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Father Gary Brethour as Celebrant.

Funeral mass will be 10 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in McCook. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, McCook.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit our website at to sign the online guestbook for the family.