Kenneth Masakatsu Okamoto, 85, of North Platte, passed away on May 7, 2021, at Linden Court after a battle with pneumonia. He was born on Feb. 17, 1936, in North Platte to Isojo and Shigemi Okamoto. Kenneth grew up in North Platte and graduated from North Platte Senior High School. He joined and proudly served in the United States Air Force for 27 years, with one tour in Vietnam, and was honorably discharged on July 31, 1977. Kenneth later worked for the United States Post office before his retirement. He was united in marriage to Lucette Rigollot on April 27, 1957, at Essey Les Ponts, France, and to this union, three sons were born: David, Dominique and Danny. After France, the couple lived in several places around the world. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one sister; and his son, Dominique. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Lucette; two sons, David (Lesley) Okamoto of Lincoln and Daniel (Michelle) Okamoto of Kearney; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com
. A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 17, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ness officiating. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, near Maxwell, with full military honors provided by the United States Air Force. Book signing will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is entrusted with arrangements.
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Published by North Platte Telegraph from May 9 to May 13, 2021.