King, Keith


Keith Russell King was born on February 24, 1927 in Bennet, NE to Clark and Lydia (Rohrbaugh) King. He passed away on June 14, 2017 in Lincoln, NE at the age of 90.

Keith graduated from Bennet High School in 1944 before joining the military. He entered the Navy during WWII and served as a Water Tender Third Class; he was later recalled to service during the Korean War. Keith was stationed on a CVE and worked in the engine room during both wars. After his military service concluded he worked in the Lincoln area and farmed near Bennet before retiring from BNSF Railway in 1991.

Keith was a member of the American Legion Post #280, Bennet Community Church, the Escort Carriers Association, Camp Creek Threshers in Waverly, and was a past member of the VFW. He served on the Bennet Town Board, NRD Watershed Board, and also served as a volunteer firefighter in Bennet for 33 years.

He is survived by his wife Doris; daughters Kathy (Dave) May and Pam (Art) Hutt; son Gary (Joyce) King; grandson Shane (Karis) King, their children Ayden, Evan, and Korbin; grandson Josh (Ashley) May, their children Grayson, Sophia, Knoxley, and LoRee; granddaughter Asha (Jason) Cooper, and their children Makara and Gibson; and grandson Jacob (Erin) May and their son Barrett; sisters Joan (Larry) Huenink and Vera Palmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brothers Vincent and Vernon, brother Harlan, sister Gladys Detmer, sister-in-law Ruby King, and brother-in-law Jake Detmer.

Funeral service is Monday June 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Bennet Community Church with Rev. Darin Corder officiating with burial following at the Bennet Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday June 18, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 PM at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home (4040 A St). Memorials can be directed to the Bennet Community Church or American Legion Post #280.

Guestbook for King, Keith

5:08AM Jun 17th, 2017
Doris, Pam - I am so sad to hear of your loss. I thought the world of Mr. King; his passing is yet another loss of the Greatest Generation. Our thoughts and prayers go with you
Anthony Looney (Allen, TX)
6:27PM Jun 16th, 2017
Cousin Keith, I recall you fondly, and remember you quite close to my grandparents Ralph & Elsie Hatfield. You were a good man and will be missed by many.
David Ellis (Lincoln, NE)
11:49AM Jun 16th, 2017
So sorry to hear of Keith's death.
Jerry Boden (Milford, NE)

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