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Kenneth "Ken" W Daugherty

December 20, 1950 — June 12, 2023

Kenneth Warren Daugherty, 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Cozad on June 12, 2023.

He was born on December 20, 1950 in Grand Island, NE to Ivan “Glen” and Vivian Iola Blevins Daugherty.  Ken loved his family and the time spent with them was always an important part of his life.  Ken attended school in Grand Island and Cozad.

Ken was interested in others and a friend to many.  He was kind, hardworking, caring and compassionate.  He was involved in Boy Scouts and Special Olympics as a youth and later in church and People First of Nebraska. Ken was a member of Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington, Nebraska. When Ken was a young man, he accepted Jesus as his Lord.

Ken enjoyed going to Nebraskaland Day concerts, dining out, going to action movies, watching television (Survivor was a favorite!), going to Johnson Lake, boating, camping and baseball games. He also enjoyed Husker football.

Being employed was important to Ken.  Places of employment included Nash Finch, Alltel, Monroe, Parker, and volunteering at the Gothenburg Senior Center and the Methodist Church in Gothenburg.

Ken liked things to be organized and orderly.  His office was a center for one of his main passions, the weather.  He was a true amateur weatherman, reading about the weather, listening to weather forecasts, and talking about the weather.  He loved watching storms as they moved into his area.  Ken Siemek was his favorite weatherman and meeting him was a special occasion for Ken.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ivan Glen Daugherty and mother Vivian Blevin Daugherty, brothers, Wayne Daugherty and Dale Daugherty.

Ken is survived by sisters, Cindy Clark of Gothenburg and Linda Behn of North Platte; nieces, Kristi Griffin, Tiffany Holbein, Elizabeth Bushey and Megan Daugherty; nephews, Nicholas Werner, Justin Werner, Cameron Werner, Adam Daugherty, and Philip Daugherty as well as many friends that loved him and will cherish his memories.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are kindly suggested to South Central Developmental Services in Cozad.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fort McPherson National Cemetery

, Maxwell, NE 69151

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