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Kenneth White

September 5, 1935 — May 26, 2021

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Kenneth White age 85 of Thedford, NE passed away May 26, 2021 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, NE.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 10:00 am at the United Church of Christ in Thedford, NE with Father Mike McDonald officiating. Burial will be the same day at 2:00 pm MT in the Antelope Valley Cemetery in Oshkosh, NE. Memorials are suggested to the Antelope Valley Historical Church at P O Box 593 Oshkosh, NE 69154. A visitation will be Tuesday, June 1st from 8:00 to 10:00 am at the United Church of Christ in Thedford, NE. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at

He was born September 5, 1935 in Oshkosh, Nebraska, to Harvey Hugh and Dorothea Elizabeth (Ray) White. He grew up on a farm north of Oshkosh with three brothers and four sisters and attended rural school and Garden County High School.

He married Helen Elizabeth McDonald October 3, 1959 at Oshkosh, Nebraska. He worked for several ranches in the Sandhills including nineteen years for Howard and Bonnie Long north of Seneca. Kenneth and Helen moved to Thedford in 1985 and he was employed with the Thomas County Road Department for twelve years. He spent two summers haying for Bob Biltoft and did seasonal work for Upper Loup NRD and the Thedford Golf Course.

Survivors include his wife Helen, daughters Colleen Trisdale of North Platte and Deanna Miller of Clay Center; grandchildren Amanda (Jesse) Furman of Gretna, Sheena Miller of Wahoo, and Brad Trisdale of North Platte; great-grandchildren Rhiannon DeGunia, Hunter Else, and Emma and Miah Furman, brothers Lawrence (Pat) White of Okeechobee, FL and Ray (Sandy) White of Scottsbluff, sisters Patricia Starke of Alliance and Delores Facchinello of Columbus. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Tom, George and Jerry McDonald and John Stark and sisters-in law Esther (Arnold) Rogers, Elaine Heisey and Kathy Keaton and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Kerry Ann, infant granddaughter Jennifer Cook, son-in-law Brent Miller, brother Floyd White and wife Marilyn, sisters Betty McConkey and husband Ron and Darline Evans and husband Wyatt, brothers-in-law Rudy Starke, Joe Keaton and Francis McDonald and sisters-in-law Sharon Stark, Dorothy McDonald and Betty McDonald.



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