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Kenneth Dean Gentzler

June 21, 1930 ~ August 9, 2018 (age 88)
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Kenneth D. Gentler, 88, formerly of Portis, KS, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Temple, TX at the Wildflower House.  He was born to Leslie & Alma (Schenk) Gentzler of Fairbury, NE.  When Kenny was 2 years old, his family moved to Portis, KS, where he lived most of his life.  He moved to Texas 2 years ago.

Kenneth graduated from Portis High School in 1948.  He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1954.  Kenneth married Carolyn Bell & to this union, 2 daughters were born.

Kenneth worked as a Bulk Oil Salesman for Midway Coop.  He also helped to build several buildings in Portis, KS.  Kenneth got his first Harley motorcycle when he was 40 years old.  He was a member of the Grace Brethren Church of Portis.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn in 2011.  He is survived by his daughters: Kena Stroup of International Falls, MN; Keely (Jim) Throneburg of Killeen, TX; brother: Norman Gentzler of Overland Park, KS; 6 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren.

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