Kenneth W. Ziegelbein

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Kenneth W. Ziegelbein, 90, of Aurora, formerly of Polk, died Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.  Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Polk with Pastor Dave Ohlman officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Polk.  Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
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Kenneth was born Sept. 8, 1929 to William and Viola (Smith) Ziegelbein in Hamilton County.  Kenneth stayed on the family farm to work after his schooling.  He farmed in Hamilton, York, and Polk counties.  Kenneth served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was stationed in France and served as a heavy equipment operator.  On Oct. 21, 1956, Kenneth was united in marriage to Shirley Moeller in Grand Island.  Kenneth remained on the family farm until 2014 when he moved to East Park Villa in Aurora.  In December of 2018 he moved to Aurora Memorial Community Care.
Kenneth was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Polk and sang in the choir.  He really enjoyed singing.  He was also a member of the Lyons Club, and the Polk American Legion where he served as a past commander.  Kenneth had a love for tractors and John Deere antique tractor pulling.   He also enjoyed spending his time reading.
Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his family and is survived by his children, Lavern (Jean) Ziegelbein of Union, Jean (Michael) Hergenroeder of Arlington, TX, Patricia (Robert) Fuller of Dallas, TX, Gale (Ralph) Kerstens of Arlington, TX, and Karen (Bret) Seipold of Hastings, IA; daughter-in-law, Colleen Ziegelbein of Lincoln; his siblings, Ruth (Donald) Wright of Lincoln, Charles (RaeJean) Ziegelbein of Lincoln, and Allen (Carol) Ziegelbein of Papillion; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; and his son, William “Bill” Ziegelbein.


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