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Kenneth Eugene Lingle, 86, of Yuba City, CA passed away on February 22, 2015 at Rideout Hospital in Marysville, CA with family by bedside at 7:15 pm.

Ken E. Lingle, son of Myron and Alma Lingle, was born at Kanabec, Minnesota on August 31, 1928. He grew up on a farm with seven brothers and four sisters, near the town of Oglivie, Minnesota. Lost sister, Lauvera, in a car wreck with train.

Left family at 15 years young. Wanted to see the country. About one year, worked wheat harvest plus farming jobs. At 16 years of age, went to Seattle, Washington. Worked for army transportation service. Went up to Aleutian Islands near Anchorage, Alaska. After six months, came back to McPherson, Kansas, where most of his family moved back to in 1945. In 1946, joined U. S. Army, 82 Airborne Paratroopers and National Guard 1946-1956.

He met Betty Jean Coleman, his sweetheart, in army uniform on the streets of Watertown, New York. They got married December 24, 1947. They had four girls, two boys and lived near Watertown, New York 1947-58. They moved to the Los Angeles area 1958-63. In 1963, to Yuba-Sutter from 1963-74. Then, they moved near Auburn, CA 1974-83. Then, moved near Springfield, Missouri 1983-85. Then, moved near Santa Rosa, CA 1985-87. Then, moved back near Auburn, CA 1988-96. From 1996 to 2015, lived in Yuba City, CA.

Preceded him in death, Betty J. Lingle, his sweetheart on April 2, 2012.

Survivors include Connie and Joe Chunestudey of Sutter, CA. Ginger Bankus of Yuba City, CA. Vonnie Moore of Gridley, CA. Cindy and Tim Moran of Wheatland, Wyoming. Randy and Kim Lingle of Santa Rosa, CA. Ronald Lingle of Yuba City, CA.

There are ten grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death is his mother, father, three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors, four brothers and two sisters.

Ken Lingle was a member of Moose Club for years. He played the harmonica. He loved football (49ers), boxing, traveling and all family gatherings.

Very active up until age 76, when he had a bad stroke. He was a construction worker, mechanic and carpenter.

He learned his morals, values, ideals, etc. from Mom and Dad, growing up on the farm and the U. S. Army.

Always looked for a better place to live. Pasture was always greener on the other side of the fence. Kept looking for the perfect green pasture.

The big family will miss him dearly as he now joins Betty J. Lingle, his sweetheart, up in heaven with Jesus.

The family will have a private service.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Mar. 14 to Mar. 16, 2015
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