Kenneth E. Vail (1932 - 2017)


Kenneth E. Vail, 84, of Altamont, died at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Lakeland Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont, with Kevin Knierim officiating. Burial will be in Salem Methodist Cemetery in rural Altamont. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: Donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mr. Vail was born on Saturday, July 23, 1932, in Shumway, the son of Walter W. and Jessie (Workman) Vail. He married Pauline Higgs on Nov. 3, 1951, in Altamont.
Survivors include his wife; son, Bradford E. Vail and his wife Shirley of Oak Harbor, Wash.; and daughter, Connie and her husband Jack Van Zanten of Chester, Va.
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Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
College & North
Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from May 9 to May 17, 2017