Obituaries

Obituaries

Kenneth M. Weihe 1920 - 2006 Lawrence

Memorial services for Kenneth M. Weihe, 85, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church. Inurnment will be at a later date.Mr. Weihe died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.He was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Lorraine, the son of Theodore and Emma May Westrup Weihe.Mr. Weihe graduated from Lorraine High School in 1938 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a naval aviator. He farmed in the Lyons area, then became a salesman and moved to Larned in 1964. He later was a drug and alcohol counselor before retiring in Lawrence.Mr. Weihe was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a barbershop quartet. He was chosen Kansas Resident of the Year in 2005.He married Veneta Fern Mercer on June 8, 1946, in Lorraine. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Deborah Burke and Diane Hazen, both of Lawrence; a sister, Alberta Thomas, Wichita; 10 stepgrandchildren and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Ann Weihe, in November 1947.The family will receive friends after the memorial service at the church.The family suggests memorials to the Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.