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Kenneth Charles Stallbaumer

Seneca, Kansas

08/08/1927 - 04/09/2020

Kenneth Charles Stallbaumer, 92 of Seneca, died on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Life Care Center of Seneca.

Kenneth “Kenny” was born on August 8, 1927, on a farm near St. Benedict, to Greg and Mary Skoch Stallbaumer. Kenny grew up during the great depression, he attended eight different schools: Corning, Sts. Peter and Paul, Oneida, Baileyville and four country schools. He graduated in 1945 from Baileyville High School. After graduating from high school, he helped his father on the family farm, before joining the U.S. Air Force. Kenneth enlisted on March 22, 1946 at Salina, Kansas. He was stationed in Japan from December 31, 1946 to April 10, 1948. He earned the rank of Sgt on July 1, 1947. Kenneth was honorably discharged on February 28, 1949.

On March 28, 1951, Kenneth married Mildred Koelzer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville. Kenneth and Millie made their home on a farm southeast of Centralia until 1959, when they bought a farm northwest of St. Benedict. There they built a successful farming and dairy operation.

Retiring in 1991, they built a new home in Seneca. Once becoming accustom to his new city life in Seneca, Kenneth started working on computers and taught himself to build web-pages. For numerous years, he managed web-pages for several business in the area.

Kenneth was a member of St. Mary’s church, St. Benedict, where he served on the Parish Council. He was a former member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. He was a member of the Earl W. Taylor Post 21 of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War Post #7458 and the Knights of Columbus Council 1769 in Seneca. Kenneth also served on the Nemaha RWD #3 Board of Directors and Nemaha County Historical Society.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Mildred on August 31, 2006, parents, Greg on August 22, 1994 and Mary on October 25, 1993; and a brother, Richard Stallbaumer on December 2, 1981.

Survivors are his children, Carol (Marvin) Rilinger of Waynesboro, Virginia, Gerald (Janet) Stallbaumer of Seneca, John (Vicki) Stallbaumer of Ozawkie, Kansas, Randall (Susan) Stallbaumer of Seneca and Lynn (Teresa) Stallbaumer of Sabetha; his siblings, Gervase Stallbaumer, Mary Ann Rottinghaus, Merlin Stallbaumer; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Due to the critical situation our country is in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our website.

Kenneth will lie in state on Easter Sunday for public viewing and to sign the book; the family will not be present that day.

Mass of Christian Burial will be PRIVATE on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 10:30 A.M.; but it will be livestreamed thru Sts. Peter and Paul Church website, https://youtu.be/aF_Q1Fr6MxQ.

Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church cemetery, with military honors.

Memorials may be left in Kenneth’s memory to St. Mary’s Church Electrical Restoration Fund. sent in care of the family

 

Visitation

Kenneth will lie in state on Easter Sunday for public viewing and to sign the book; the family will not be present that day.

Mass of Christian Burial will be PRIVATE on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 10:30 A.M.; but it will be livestreamed thru Sts. Peter and Paul Church website, https://youtu.be/aF_Q1Fr6MxQ.

Due to the critical situation our country is in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our website.

Funeral Mass

Kenneth will lie in state on Easter Sunday for public viewing and to sign the book; the family will not be present that day.

Mass of Christian Burial will be PRIVATE on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 10:30 A.M.; but it will be livestreamed thru Sts. Peter and Paul Church website, https://youtu.be/aF_Q1Fr6MxQ.

Due to the critical situation our country is in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our website.

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13 Comments

  1. Rose Wilhelm on April 10, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man. Your in my thoughts and prayers

    • Jane Tanking on April 10, 2020 at 3:59 pm

      Sorry for your loss. My parents Mark & Rosie Fangman sure enjoyed playing cards with your dad and mom! Lots of good times they had. Your dad always had a special laugh. Thinking of you guys Duane & Jane Tanking

  2. Kenny and Ellen Sudbeck on April 11, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Sorry for your loss of you Father. You have our sympathy.

  3. Arlene (Koch) Cafarelli on April 11, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Carol, I was so sorry to hear about your Father. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Marilyn Holthaus on April 11, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Sending my love, sympathy & prayers to the family & friends of Kenny. I remember attending their wedding & drinking a lot of soda’s (pop) because it was free. Times were tough & my parents didn’t purchase a lot of the soda’s for us. Anyway, I remember having fun that day.

  5. Mary Alice Schmitz on April 12, 2020 at 10:24 am

    So sorry to here about Kenny’s passing, Stanley always says that he and Kenny pray for money instead of rain.. I remember him saying in Lorie’s café that he didn’t know if oatmeal makes you live longer or if it just feels that way. Will miss his philosophies.

  6. David Clements on April 12, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Very sorry to learn of the death of your father, grandfather, and brother! Will always miss listening to his stories!

  7. Bob and Rita Buessing on April 12, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    We were neighbors for only a short time but found your dad were nice and welcoming and a help in getting around. Will miss him and you all the best.

  8. Bob and Marlene Griffith on April 12, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your father you all have our sympathy

  9. RICKY EUGENE OLBERDING on April 13, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I met your father playing League golf at the old Seneca Golf Course. He was always fun to play with and looked forward to those matches.

  10. Alan Rottinghaus on April 13, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Sorry for your loss. Remember seeing Kenneth in the nursing home many times while my dad was was there. Also saw the photo tribute to your father online (youtube), it was very nice. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  11. Randy and Brenda Wessel on April 14, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Our sincere condolences to all upon the loss of your dad, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. Prayers are with you.

  12. Bruce & Judy Larkin on April 14, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    You have our sympathy.

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