Kenneth Oppliger
 - 1/19/2003

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Kenneth M. Oppliger, age 82 of Columbus died Sunday January 19, 2003 at Beverly Health Care in Columbus. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday January 24, 2003 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus with Reverend Joseph A. Miksch officiating. Burial will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Columbus. Visitation is 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday with an 8:00 p.m. Vigil Service at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home.

Kenneth Oppliger was born December 10, 1920 on the family farm in Polk County, Nebraska to Ernest and Louise (Winkelman) Oppliger. He graduated from Kramer High School. He married Dorothy Birkel on October 9, 1944 in Columbus, Nebraska. Kenneth lived and farmed on the family farm his entire life. He also built and distributed grain bins and farm buildings. He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and the Elks Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing cards and visiting with friends.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Ann Wik of Omaha, NE
Son: Jerald (Pam) Oppliger of Colorado Springs, CO
Son: Timothy (Sue) Oppliger of Birkenfeld, Germany
Son: Randy Oppliger of Columbus, NE
Sister: Bernice Larsen of Omaha, NE
Brother: Edward Oppliger of Columbus, NE
Sister: Shirley Robertson of Columbus, NE
Grandson: Andrew Oppliger of Birkenfeld, Germany
Granddaughter: Jenny Oppliger of Colorado Springs, CO
Granddaughter: Kate Oppliger of Martinez, CA
Granddaughter: Natalie Oppliger of Birkenfeld, Germany

He was preceded by:

Wife: Dorothy Oppliger
Father: Ernest Oppliger
Mother: Louise Oppliger
Brother: Bud Oppliger
Brother: Clyde Oppliger
Brother: Harry Oppliger

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