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Thursday, December 10th, 2009
Kenneth Bransteter
Kenneth Eugene Bransteter, 81, of Rockford died at 4:55 p.m. Dec. 9, 2009, at his residence.
He was born March 10, 1928, in Geneva, Ind., to Branson Argyle and Anna Lucille Bollenbacher Bransteter. On March 1, 1953, he married Reitta Eichenauer, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, James (Kathleen), Terry (Vivian), and David (Amy Jo) Bransteter, all of Celina; a daughter, Connie (Steve) Sapp, Celina; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Betty Carr and her husband, Carl Carr; and an infant grandson.
He was a dairy and grain farmer and a 1946 graduate of the former Rockford High School, now Parkway High School. He was a club leader for the Chatt 49er 4-H Club and served in the Korean War. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, where he served on various committees.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Catherine Costello officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the Church Memorial Fund or Celina Community Health Professionals and Hospice.
Condolences can sent to www.ketchamripleyfh@embarqmail.com.
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