Ken Kliewer - May 25, 2014Ken Kliewer, age 57, of Belpre, Kans., passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29 at the Stockham Community Church. Rev. Paul Nauman will officiate. Lunch will be served at the church immediately following the services. Interment will be at 2 p.m. in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Kenneth Elmer Kliewer, the son of George J. and Delores Irene (Paschke) Kliewer, was born at Aurora, on Feb. 23, 1957 and passed away in Belpre, Kans. on May 25, 2014, at the age of 57.
Ken grew up on the family farm near Stockham. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1975.
Ken was united in marriage to Brenda Purdy on Oct. 7, 1978, at Henderson. After their marriage they lived in Phillips, where Ken farmed until 1999. They moved to Kinsley, Kans. where Ken managed a farm until 2007. He then managed numerous farms in the Kansas area. In 2012 they purchased their Kansas homestead and continued farming until his passing.
Ken was a FFA alumni member and local 4-H leader in Hamilton County, who never missed an event or show. He coached little league softball and was a member of the Kansas Corn Growers Assoc. Ken was self taught mechanic, enjoyed attending numerous sporting events, fishing, Nebraska football and western movies. He enjoyed life on the farm and spending time with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Those who remain to cherish his memory are his wife, Brenda of Belpre, Kans.; daughter, Christina (Terry) Queckboerner of Lewis, Kans., son, Corey Kliewer of Belpre, Kans.; daughter, Kelsey (Jamie) Holguin of Kinsley, Kans.; granddaughter, Carmen Holguin, Kinsley, Kans.; brothers, Dennis (Shirley) Kliewer of Bradshaw, Denton (Barbara) Kliewer of Aurora and Gary (Dede) Kliewer of Ault, Colo. and sister, Rita (Edward) Wilkins of Lincolnshire, Ill. He is also survived by in-laws, Darrell and Phyllis Purdy of Aurora and many nieces and nephews, family members and friends.