Kenneth Edward Kidd, of Salem, Missouri passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 85. Kenneth was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 19, 1933 to the late Lewis and Ethel (Seibke) Kidd. After graduating High School Kenneth set off to serve his Country; he enlisted in the United States Army serving as a power gun operator during the Korean War from 1957-1958 and then went into the Army Reserves until 1962. When he returned home he married the love of his life Miss Shirley Vonderlage on May 24 , 1958, this union was blessed with two children. Kenneth and Shirley celebrated 60 years of marriage last year. Kenneth loved the outdoors, and really loved hunting and fishing the beautiful rivers and streams of the beautiful Ozarks, so he moved his family to Salem, bought a small farm outside of town, close enough to the river and Montauk for the fishing that he loved. Kenneth had a secret bait that he made, along with a secret spot at Montauk where he fished, it almost always guaranteed him his limit of beautiful trout every time. He loved the farm a little place where he and Shirley raised cattle, tilled the land, raised a nice garden every year and shared the fruits of his labor with family and friends. He was a longtime member of the Salem Lutheran Church, and was always very active until his health no longer permitted. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Kenneth Edward Kidd is survived by his wife Shirley, of the home; son, Doug Kidd and wife Tammy, of Cedar Hill, MO; grandchildren, Dakota Kidd, Austin Lehmann, Lindsay Lehmann, and Lacey Schmich; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Lehmann, and one on the way. In addition to his parents, Lewis and Ethel, Kenneth was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Kidd. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Salem Lutheran Church with Reverend David Kettner officiating. Internment with Full Military Honors will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem, Missouri. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Chapel on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5-7PM. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Project Win, cards are available at all James & Gahr locations. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kenneth Edward Kidd please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Kenneth Edward Kidd December 19 1933 January 10 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Salem, state: Missouri