Kenneth Eugene Breitkreutz, 68, of Leoti, KS, died Saturday March 18th, 2017 in Leoti.
He was born February 28, 1949, in Garden City, KS, to Walter and Winona Breitkreutz.
He grew up on a farm south of Leoti, and attended a small rural school in the community of Lydia. He graduated from Wichita County High School and then went on to Emporia University, graduating with a degree in Speech and Theater. It was there he met Betsy Ann Janke and later married her on November 9, 1974 in Stafford, KS. Ken and Betsy then moved back to Leoti where Ken joined his father, Walter, in a construction business.
Ken was an avid volunteer in the Leoti community. He coached minor league baseball, was a
4-H project leader, and was president of the Wichita County Amusement Association.
Ken was a life long learner, and was alway experimenting with a range of hobbies, from constructing a home made catapult, building water bottle rockets with his kids, to identifying all the native grasses, weeds, birds and animals in this diverse landscape.
Ken was preceded in death by is father and mother, of Leoti.
Survivors include his wife Betsy, of Leoti; four children, Will of Kansas City, MO, Judi of Junction City, KS, Jon of Leoti, and Michael of Colorado Springs, CO; a brother David, of Leoti; and five grand children.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 21, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Leoti, Kansas with the Rev. Doug Olson presiding.
Memorials may be given to the Wichita County Amusement Association or Leoti’s EMT’s in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
There will be no calling times.