Kenneth C. Techau (1926 - 2014)

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Kenneth C. Techau, 87, Lexington, formerly of Cynthiana, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Baptist Health in Lexington.
He was born in Round Lake, Minn., March 15, 1926 to the late George and Alma Schmidt Techau. He was a member of Daybreak Community Church in Lexington and a United States Navy World War II veteran.
In 1979 he founded Ken's New Market and owned stores in Paris, Cynthiana and Flemingsburg and later opened Save A Lot stores in Cynthiana, Flemingsburg and Cincinnati. He was an employee of SuperValu for 25 years, which included division president in Fargo, N.D. and Xenia, Ohio, was former chairman of the National Grocer's Association and Kentucky Grocer's Association and was a recipient of the Kentucky Grocer of the Year award.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Sanna Kruger Techau, three brothers, Al Techau, Vic Techau and Don Techau, two sisters, Verna Rosendahl and Lou Wheldon and a granddaughter, Diana Jordan Techau.
Survivors include: his wife, Patricia Joyce Techau; five sons, David (Jaiia) Techau, Australia, Kendall (Mary) Techau, Waterville, Iowa, Joel (Nancy) Techau, Paris, Jason (Nikki Crump) Techau, Paris and Neal (Stephanie) Techau, Cynthiana; a daughter, Susan (Mike) Burdock, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Glenda (Jerry) Beck, Spicer, Minn.; 13 grandchildren, Mia Techau, Lauren (DJ Phillips) Burdock, Sarah (Seth) Quale, Molly (Graham) Crouch, Sam Techau, Shanda (Jason) Jacobson, Jared Techau, Davis Techau, Justin Techau, Kensi (Evan) Duszynski, Taylor Techau, Ashlyn Techau and Lahni Techau; seven great-grandchildren, Alison Quale, Tessa Quale, Max Quale, Clara Quale, Maddox Crouch, Henry Crouch and Harper Crouch; two step sons, Charles Bullock and Van Bullock, both of Evansville, Ind.; three step daughters, Lynn Hipsher, Mt. Carmel, Ill. and Lea Ann Boyles and Kim Howlett, both of Evansville; nine step grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from Noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Ware Funeral Home by Pastor Chuck Cooper.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harrison County Food Pantry, C/O Margaret Watson, 204 Shimfessel Court, Cynthiana, KY 41031.
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846 U.S. Highway 27 North
Cynthiana, KY 41031
(859) 234-4000
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Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Jan. 30, 2014
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