Kenneth P. Mansholt, 83, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.
Kenneth was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Downs, Kan., the son of Henry John and Johanna Alena (Arkebaur) Mansholt.
Reared and educated in Kansas, he graduated from Downs High School 1947. He served in the United States Army at Fort Riley, Kan., from 1948 to 1949. After his discharge, he was called back to active duty in 1950, and served overseas in Korea as a corporal. He received the Korean Service Medal with one service star.
He was first married to Janice Kay Miner, and they divorced in 1961. On Sept. 4, 1964, he married Helen Ruth Bowen in Lebanon; she survives.
Kenneth worked as the head manager of the meat department for IGA for 10 years. He also worked as a representative for the Jewel Tea General Store for 23 years until his retirement in 1991. After retirement, he worked part time for Lebanon Berg Vault Company for 12 years.
An active church member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lebanon, Kenneth served on the church counsel and was a Sunday school superintendent. For a number of years, he sang in the church choir. He was also a member of the V.F.W. in Lebanon. Kenneth enjoyed playing golf, bowling, pitching horseshoes, playing cards and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Helen R. Mansholt of Lebanon; two children, Kenneth Scott (Heather) Mansholt of Naperville, Ill., and Brenda Kay (King) Doxsee of Indianapolis; two sisters, Lucille Blide of St. Johns, Kan., and Norma L. Christensen of Portland, Ore.; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Mansholt of Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren, Andrew Mansholt, Justin Mansholt, McKinsey Mansholt, Luke Doxsee and Alex Doxsee; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Mansholt, and two sisters, Marie Hadley and Bernice Eberle.
Visitation will be 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2625 Elm Swamp Road, Lebanon. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment with military rites will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown.
Arrangements are entrusted to Myers Mortuary, Lebanon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 2625 Elm Swamp Road, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
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