Kenneth B. “Kenny” Meyer
Veteran
Date of Birth
February 12, 1937
Palmer, Massachusetts
Entered into Rest
March 12, 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Saturday, March 17, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Army National Guard and American Legion #129

Visitation Directions

Friday, March 16, 2018 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Graveside Service

Private, Ashland Cemetery at a later date

Memorials

Ashland Fire and Rescue or Alzheimer’s Association

Kenneth B. “Kenny” Meyer, 81 of Columbus, NE formerly of Ashland, NE passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Tabitha Cove House in Lincoln, NE.  He was born February 12, 1937 in Palmer, MA to Bernard & Marjorie (Elliott) Meyer.  Kenny attended grade school and high school in Palmer, MA before entering the U.S. Army on August 5, 1955 he was stationed in Korea and was honorably discharged from his duties on July 19, 1958.  He was united in marriage to Bernice Shandera on March 7, 1960 in Council Bluffs, IA.  From this union three boys were born, Kevin, Mike and Doug.

Kenny spent his early years working as a laborer, helping build Cross Roads Mall in Omaha and Interstate 80.  He retired from Western Electric after 37 years of faithful service. He served as a financial secretary for the union. He enjoyed traveling, restoring old vehicles and homes.  After Bernice’s passing he met Judy Miller and the two were married on December 29, 2012 in Columbus, NE.

He loved playing the guitar and had a small band consisting of friends and neighbors who played in backyards and at Don’s Bar in Memphis, NE.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Miller Meyer of Columbus; sons, Kevin (Sherry) Meyer of Ashland, Mike (Julletta) Meyer of Ashland, Doug (Kristi) Meyer of Eagle; grandchildren, Anthony, Mathew, Kristopher & Kallen Meyer, Jessica (Mitchel) Jewell; great-grandchildren, Alexa Bundy Meyer, Emma Meyer and a great-grandson on the way; sisters, Lois Miller, Carol Opalinski; brothers-in-law, Donald, Arnold & Leonard Shandera; step-children, Al (Krisanna) Miller, Chris (Sarah) Miller, Dan (Pam) Miller; 19 step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice Meyer; parents, Bernard & Marjorie Meyer; brother, Norman Meyer.

Condolences for Kenneth B. “Kenny” Meyer
  1. Catherine Hare
    • March 14, 2018 - 2 months ago

    Judy,
    Want to know that I am thinking of you in this time of sorrow.
    I realize what you have gone through and admire your dedication to Kenny.
    May God continue to give you the strength you have shown.
    I love you.
    Catherine Hare

  2. Martha Davidson
    • March 18, 2018 - 2 months ago

    Dear Judy,
    We are thinking of you. You were such a loving faithful caregiver for Kenny. Take good care of yourself.
    Martha & John Davidson

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