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Verlin Charles “Bud” King, 84, of Tekamah NE


Verlin Charles “Bud” King was born to Joseph and Esther (Moffitt) King July 17, 1932 on the family farm in the Quinnebaugh township of Burt County, Nebraska. He passed away August 30, 2016 in St. Charles, Illinois after a long and happy life, at the age of 84 years.

Bud graduated from Tekamah High School in 1950. While serving his country, in the Army, he received the National Defense and the Good Conduct Medals.

On May 26, 1962 he married his best friend Mary Bowen in the Tekamah Presbyterian Church. They lived their lives in Tekamah, Nebraska where Bud was a Grain Merchandiser for many years, until his retirement. He thoroughly enjoyed coaching youth baseball, hunting, boating and watching his grandchildren grow up.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; mother, Esther; sisters, Madeline Hardy and Doris Kjeldgaard; brothers, Leroy King and Kenneth “Doc” King.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary; sons, Rick (Virginia) King of Coffeyville, KS, Bill (Kim) King of Carl Junction, MO, Joe (Laura) King of Batavia, IL; sisters, Betty Buddecke of Grand Island, NE, Mary Syverson of Harrison, AR, Joan (Mike) Maxwell of Tekamah; grandchildren, Trenton (Taylore) King of Rogers, AR, Andrew (Kelsa) King of Coffeyville, Lauren King of Coffeyville, Allyson, Ashley and Christopher King of Carl Junction, and Shannon, Brady and Carlin King of Batavia, many nieces and nephews.

Vitiation will be Mon., Sept. 5th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Family will be receiving friends during this time.

The funeral service will be Tues., Sept. 6th at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Verlin "Bud" King

Verlin “Bud” King

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