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August 9, 2013

Kenneth White

HEDRICK — Kenneth White, 59, of Hedrick, passed away Aug. 8, 2013, at his home.

Kenneth was born July 10, 1954, in San Lorenzo, Calif., the son of Ronald Harr and Eleanor Louise Lavezzi. He was later adopted by Leonard Jasper White. He was united in marriage to Joan Dunn in Reno, Nev., on Dec. 22, 1982.

Kenneth attended high school in Caster Valley, Calif. He worked as a welder in California, Oregon, Nevada and Iowa. He also was a mechanic. His last employment was at Benders in Sigourney.

His hobbies included Harley Davidson motorcycles, old cars, fishing, collecting, gardening and being outdoors. He was a member of a fishing and hunting club. However, his greatest joy was his family.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Joan of Hedrick; his mother, Eleanor "Ellie" White of Hedrick; his stepchildren, Christina (William) Leach of Bloomfield and Kelli Gregory (Tracy Fye) of Hedrick; four grandchildren, Ashley, Lisa, Tony and Trevor.

He was preceded in death by his adopted father, Leonard White.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fremont Funeral Chapel; with Reverend Sharon Benell officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will begin at noon Monday with family present from 5-7p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made in his name to the family.

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