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Kenneth M. Kardell

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NORFOLK — Kenneth M. Kardell, 94, Dixon, died Oct. 20, 2021, at the Norfolk Veterans Home.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Oct. 29 at the Concord Evangelical Free Church, Concord, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at Concord Evangelical Free Church.

Interment, with Military Rites, will be at Concord Cemetery.

Kenneth was born Jan. 16, 1927, on the family farm south of Laurel, to Oscar and Hilda (Forsberg) Kardell. He attended country school District #86 in Cedar County. He worked with his dad farming, custom corn shelling and at the service station in Laurel, now owned by David and Karla Kardell. Kenny married Muriel Anderson Sept. 5, 1953, at Trinity Ev. Free Church, Holdrege. The couple farmed for many years near Laurel before moving to a farm north of Dixon. Kenny worked for John Deere, Laurel and Wayne, and farmed and sold Morman’s feed.

Kenny is survived by his sons, Dan (Jeanne Ann) Kardell, Wayne; Dudley (Juli) Kardell, Holdrege; Derwin (Lynette) Kardell, Yutan; and David (Karla) Kardell, Laurel; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Tim Boeckenhauer, Hubbard; and a host of special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Muriel, in 2017; brother, Virgil (Verna) Kardell; sisters, Lucille (Clifford) Carlson and Shirlene Boeckenhauer; step mother-in-law, Nina Anderson; sisters-in-law, Ruth (Henry) Peterson and Elna Bragg; brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Jeanne) Anderson and Bruce (Laurene) Anderson.

Memorials may be directed to the Kardell family for later designation.