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Kenneth Lloyd Kring

October 20, 1929 — May 3, 2017

Kenneth Lloyd Kring, 87, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Cozad Care & Rehabilitation Center in Cozad, Nebraska. Ken was born October 20, 1929, in Lexington, Nebraska to Lloyd Kanton and Gladys Mabel (Orthman) Kring. He attended school in Lexington, and instead of graduating with his class, which would have been in 1947, he joined the United States Navy. He would later earn his GED. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Wallace on January 18, 1953, at N.A.S., North Island, San Diego, California. Two daughters were blessed to this marriage; Lori & Kathy. The family would travel the country with Ken as he served in the Navy. Ken served in various areas throughout the world; such as, Korea, Japan, Maryland, San Diego, California, Midway Island and Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, Adak, Alaska, and Pensacola, Florida, as well as other places, until his honorable discharge in 1969. Upon his discharge, the family returned to Lexington where he worked 21+ years for N.P.P.D., retiring in 1991. He then drove for Reynolds-Love Funeral Home, along with Marilyn, and their furry friend, Chloe. Upon retirement, Ken enjoyed spending time at the Grand Generation Center, traveling to meet his Navy buddies, and their families, at the yearly U.S.S. Boxer Reunions. The couple visited all 50 states. Ken was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mercury Club, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and VFW. Ken was one-of-a-kind! He could tell a joke, make a friend, be the biggest teaser you ever saw, and had the biggest heart of anyone you ever met. You will be missed Ken and Thank you from all of us for your service to our country. Ken is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn of Lexington, Nebraska; his daughters, Lori (Richard) Cumpston of Lexington, Nebraska, and Kathy Kring of Henderson, Nevada; one brother, Duane (Stonelle) Kring of Tyler, Texas; sister, Elaine Cantrell of Lexington, Nebraska, brother-in-law, Bob (Susan) Wallace of Kearney, Nebraska; also surviving are nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim; and brothers-in-law, John Wallace, and Bob Cantrell, and sister-in-law and husband, C.J. and Margaret (Wallace) Graves. Funeral Service will be Monday, May 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Anne Gahn officiating. Masonic Rites will also be held. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington. Cremation will then take place. Inurnment will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Robb Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. To share online condolences, please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
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