Kennard E. Niehenke, 85, of Clymer, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at his residence.
A son of the late Eugene W. and Ethel Hochard Niehenke, he was born July 8, 1928, in Jefferson Township, Somerset County.
Mr. Niehenke was a miner at the Niehenke Coal Company and had also worked at H.Y. Sota in Bolivar. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Indiana. Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing and all outdoor activities. Using the handle "The Silver Streak," he liked to talk on his CB radio, and enjoyed talking with family and friends on his cellphone.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Katherine C. Savage Niehenke, of Clymer; four children: Bradley Niehenke, and wife Andrea, of Clearlake, Calif.; David Niehenke and wife Diana, of Elk Grove, Calif.; Debra Livingston, and husband William, of Indiana; and Bruce Niehenke, of Clymer; a brother, Paul Niehenke, of Coraopolis; two sisters: Ethel Black, of Chippewa Lake, Ohio; and Emma Sesock, of Indiana; 11 grandchildren: Julie, Greg, Cathy, Derek, Zackery, Cori, Korinna, Kaitlin, Kelsee, Tyler and Amanda; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Barbara Niehenke; and a brother, Russell J. Niehenke.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Church of Christ, 225 East Pike, Indiana, with Scott Mansfield and Douglas Irwin officiating. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery. Robinson-Lytle, Inc., Indiana, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, Western PA Chapter, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or to the Church of Christ Missionary Fund, 225 East Pike, Indiana, PA 15701.