Kenneth Splittgerber, 87, of Wayne, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
Services will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Jeanne Madsen will officiate. Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne with family present.
Burial with military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Memorials may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church and Greenwood Cemetery Association.
Kenneth James Splittgerber was born Aug. 8, 1929 on a farm in Wayne County to Bernhard and Alma (Layton) Splittgerber. He attended rural school, graduated from Pilger High School in 1946, and attended Wayne State College. Kenneth served in the United States Army during the Korean War, serving in Austria. Kenneth married Lila Dorman on Oct. 28, 1963 in Omaha. The couple farmed near Wayne until moving to Wayne in 1997. Kenneth was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, hunting, fishing, and country music concerts. He was an avid gun and knife collector. Kenneth was a lifetime member of the V.F.W.
Survivors include his wife, Lila; son Joel (Jolleen) Splittgerber of Pender; sisters-in-law, Wilma (Don) Baugous of Lincoln and Marjorie Roberts of Grand Island; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jan in 1973; brother-in-law, Bill Roberts; nephews, Alan Ray Baugous and Rex (Joann) Roberts.
Pallbearers will be Ed Foote, Ed Lilley, David Baugous, Craig Baugous, Seth Roberts and Scott Heinemann.