Kenneth Kren (1923 - 2012)

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Kenneth D. Kren

Kenneth D. Kren, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, WI.

Kenneth Dale Kren was born June 9, 1923 in the Township of Levis, WI, the son of Frank and Emma (Karger) Kren. Kenny farmed on the family farm his entire life. On March 1, 1947 he was united in marriage to Lois P. Bemis in Decorah, IA. Together they farmed and raised their family. Kenny also worked for the Farmer Union Co-Op for 10 years. In 1987 they sold the farm to their son, Tom and moved into Neillsville. Kenny still continued to help Tom on the farm for many years until his health failed. Kenny also enjoyed roller skating, hunting and fishing. He served as an Advisory Member for the FFA and a Committee Member for the FHA. He was also a member of the United Church of Christ in Neillsville and served as a Trustee.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Lois, sons, Tim (Tammy) Kren of Osseo, WI and Tom (Diane) Kren of Neillsville, 12 Grandchildren and 26 Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Eleanor Raine of Neillsville and Irene Sager of Orville, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Sandy Reed, 2 brothers, Harold and Walter Kren and a sister, Ann Strebing.

A Memorial service for Kenneth will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 before the service at the church.

Serving as Honorary Casket Bearers will be his grandchildren; Chris Reed, Amy Cruz, Ryan Reed, David Reed, Jenny Moison, Melinda Kreuger, Kenny Kren, Jessica Hosely, Mike Kren, Matt Kren, Adam Kren and Alex Kren.

Online Condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Kenneth's family with Funeral arrangements.

Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Nov. 24, 2012
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