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Kenneth Todd

February 21, 2024 - 00:00
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Kenneth Dale Todd, 92, of Kingfisher, was called home to be with Jesus on Feb. 15, 2024. He was born in Crescent, on Oct. 2, 1931, to John and Viva Todd.

Kenneth enlisted into the United States Army at age 17 where he was assigned to the 45th Infantry Division as part of a heavy weapons squad specializing in the use of the 75mm recoilless rifle. Shortly thereafter he was deployed to Korea where he fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge.

During his time in the service, Kenneth was also an undefeated boxer. After two years, he was discharged and returned home to Kingfi sher.

Upon his return, he started to court Shirley Ahlefeld.

Kenneth and Shirley were married Oct. 4, 1952. They had a loving marriage lasting nearly 72 years.

He, along with the help of his father-in-law Pete Ahlefeld, built the home that he and Shirley would raise their children in.

Over the years, multiple generations of the family would create wonderful memories gathering for holidays and special occasions in that home.

He enjoyed square-dancing with his wife Shirley.

Kenneth had many entrepreneurial pursuits including a hardware store, laundromat, TV repair business and commercial and residential rental property. He was also a self-taught technical analyst of the stock market.

Kenneth devoted his life to caring and providing for his family. This is evident in the legacy he has left behind.

He is survived by his wife Shirley, sister-in-law Peggy Kauffman; daughter Monica Wetsel; son Mark Todd; son Marlon Sr. (Lynette) Todd; grandchildren Todd (Amanda) Wetsel, Michelle (Stephen) Hodge, Marlon Jr. (Keri) Todd, James Todd, Matt Todd, Michael (Toni) Todd, Stephanie (Sean) McDonald, Nicholas (Lacie) Todd, Ben Todd and Rebecca Mertins; great-grandchildren, Hayden Todd, Anna Todd, Natalie Wetsel, Evan Todd, Avianah Mendez, Asher Todd, Abigail Todd, Connor Todd, Evelyn McDonald and Indy Wetsel; nieces Debbie (Dennis) Mueggenborg, Paulette (Corky) Stout, Lynette Beebe and Sharon (Terry) Vaughn.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Viva Todd, sister Mae (Gene) Skipping and brother RC (Wanda) Todd.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 19, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Kingfisher. Interment followed at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Okarche.

Services were under the direction of Sanders Funeral Service.