Harlan LeRoy “Butch” Kenney
Date of Birth
August 15, 1941
Milford, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 6, 2021
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Saturday, December 11, 2021 ~ 11:00 a.m.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church ~ Lincoln, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. National Guard & Milford American Legion Post #171

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

Milford American Legion Post #171 ~ PO Box 48, Milford, NE  68405  or
St. Mark’s Youth Ministry ~ 8550 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE  68520

Harlan LeRoy “Butch” Kenney, 80, of Lincoln, NE, entered into rest on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the Journey House in Lincoln, NE.  He was born August 15, 1941 in Milford, NE to Harlan and Margaret (Heyen) Kenney.  Butch graduated from Milford High School in 1959.

Through the years, Butch worked in manufacturing in various capacities for Cushman Motors in Lincoln, Timpte in David City, Source One in Lincoln and he retired (again) from KZCO in Greenwood.  He was an active member of the Milford American Legion Post #171.  He coached Legion baseball and was a Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed mentoring children in his community. Butch announced sporting events for Milford sports for 20 years.  He was a Teammates mentor and he assisted with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Butch enjoyed his annual fishing trips to Canada with family and friends and frequent road-trips to Lake McConaughy to fish and play with relatives and friends.  Butch served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard. On July 14, 2012, Butch was united in marriage to Judy Reid at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE. (Third time’s a charm)!

He is survived by his wife of 9+ years, Judy Reid; sisters, Peggy Sanders of Kimball, NE and Paula Huggins of Milford, NE; step-sons, Brian (Shelli) Reid of Lincoln, NE and Aaron (Lori) Reid of Elkhorn, NE; step mother-in-law, Beverly Ziegenbein; five step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews, plus many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan and Margaret Kenney; brother-in-law, Delbert Sanders; nephew, Steve Bledso; mother-in-law, Barbara Ziegenbein; father-in-law, James L Ziegenbein; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Condolences for Harlan LeRoy “Butch” Kenney
  1. Anonymous
    • December 9, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Rest in Peace Uncle Butch. You have been a good servant to the Lord and now he rewards you & welcomes you into his House. You are so lucky! Take care & say Hi to Mom & Dad Heyen’s for me.
    Love You,

  2. Kathleen. Bowman
    • December 10, 2021 - 2 years ago

    So sorry to hear of your husbands passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family…..🙏

  3. Dave Groesbeck
    • December 11, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Butch was a special person. Enjoyed fishing with him in Canada one year. May he Rest In Peace.

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