Kenneth C. “K.C.” Munsinger
Kenneth C. “K.C.” Munsinger, age 96, of Cairo, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Ravenna.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 25, at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, with the Reverend Janet Burgel officiating. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 162 and VFW Post 736 of Albion, Navy Funeral Honor Guard, and the American Legion Riders.
Kenneth “K.C.” Carl Munsinger, the son of Rollo David and Cora (Holton) Munsinger, was born April 20, 1924, at Albion. K.C. attended school at Albion Public Schools. On November 22, 1942, K.C. enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy, he was stationed as a signalman on the U.S.S. Tallulah. He was honorably discharged on October 5, 1944.
K.C. was united in marriage to Zeta Scarlett on June 23, 1946, at Albion. The couple made their home in Albion before moving out to the Sandhills of Nebraska. Later they returned to the St. Edward area. K.C. worked at a feed mill in Albion and later as a diesel mechanic.
Following his retirement, he took up clockmaking. K.C. moved to Cairo in 1996. K.C. loved dancing and it was at a dance that he met his future wife, Sally Ford. On December 11, 1996, he married Sally in Branson, Missouri. Both of his wives he loved very dearly.
K.C. was an amazing father and grandfather. He loved being with his family, playing cards, watching westerns, traveling and going to Branson, Missouri. He also enjoyed blue spruce trees as well as watching the birds that frequented his many bird feeders.
K.C. is survived by his wife, Sally Munsinger, of Cairo; two children and their spouses, David and Shirley Munsinger, of Lincoln, and Donna and Marvin Ruskamp, of Bertrand; Sally’s children, Sharon Van-Dyke and family, James Ford and family, and Janice Neville and family; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Zeta; two children, Kenneth Lee Munsinger and Melvin Gene Munsinger; one great-grandchild, Kaia; and many siblings.