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Tuesday January 2nd, 2018

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Zion Lutheran Church- Hillsboro
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Roy A. Kickhaefer

HERINGTON - Roy Arnold Kickhaefer, formerly of White City, died Thursday, December 28th,  2017, at the Salina Regional Health Center.  He was born on January 5, 1925, rural White City, the son of Arnold August and Hilda Wilhelmine Louise (Gruber) Kickhaefer.

Funeral Service will be 11:00AM, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at the Zion Lutheran Church – Latimer, with Rev. King Crawford and Rev. Dennis Kootz, officiating.  Burial will be at 2:30PM, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at the Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery of Salina.  There will be a prayer service 7:00PM, Monday evening, January 1, 2018, at the Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington.  Family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00-8:30pm.

He was born and raised on the family farm five miles west of White City.  He was baptized and confirmed at the St. John Lutheran Church of White City.  After the church burned down, he transferred to the Zion Lutheran Church of Latimer.  He grew up playing baseball.  He played catcher in baseball and fast pitch softball teams.  From their early teen years and until recently, he and his brother Harvey, were partners in the family farming business.  In 2009, they received the Buffer Award sponsored by the Morris County Conservation District. In his retirement, he enjoyed playing sports, attending sports, and playing pitch with his son, Darin, and grandsons, Ethan and Caden Kickhaefer.

He married Norma Lagerman on May 2nd, 1968,at Fairbury, Nebraska, and she preceded in death on December 28, 2002.  He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Leonard and Fern Hanschu-Weber; a brother, Harvey Kickhaefer; a step-child, Kent Griep; and his parents.

He is survived by a son, Darin Kickhaefer (wife-Teresa) and their two sons Ethan and Caden of Salina;  a sister, Lillie Vahsholtz of Herington; and step-children, Billie Jean Russell, Kathy Marker, Yvonne Stoppel, and Kevin Griep.

The family requests memorials to Future Farmers of America of Morris County or Zion Lutheran Church of Latimer; and they may be sent to;  Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel,  404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.


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It was a pleasure working with Roy and Harvey at the Woodbine Coop years ago.

Ron Roller Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM

I enjoyed working with Roy at the Farm Service Agency Office. He will be missed.

Carolyn Andres Jan 2 2018 12:00 AM

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