Kenneth Lynn Grossman, 78, passed away on Thursday, August 31 at Lake Regional Hospital. He was born in Nuckolls County Nebraska on 22 December 1938, the first son of Kenneth and Dorothy (Blevins) Grossman. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Angus, Nebraska being baptized in the Little Blue River near Angus, Nebraska.
He graduated from Nelson High School with the Class of ’56 and was married in Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center, Nebraska on March 29, 1959 to Marjorie Lobeda. They shared their lives together for 58 years and were blessed with two sons, Kenneth L Grossman II (companion, Robin), Dudley Grossman (Laura) and one daughter, Rebecca Parker (Ralph); six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Ken served in the United States Air Force as an air traffic controller. He was honorably discharged in 1961; then graduated from the Federal Aviation Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the same year. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 29 years of service.
Upon retirement the couple moved to the west side of the Lake of the Ozarks where Ken devoted many hours of community service, being an active member of Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach, serving as Council President and on the Property Committee. He was proud to be inducted into the North Highway 5 Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He enjoyed the sport of horseshoe pitching having won first place in his class at World Horseshoe Tournament in Springfield, Illinois.
He was a man of honesty and integrity having guided several young boys to the rank of Eagle Scout, including his two sons, during his many years as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.
Ken is survived by his wife, Marjorie; twin brother and sister, Leonard (Gail) and LeAnn (Dorrel) Lipker; his 3 children and their families and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, 3 September at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 9 in Edgar City Cemetery, Edgar, Nebraska.
Memorial donations may be made to the family who in turn will donate to a worthy charity.
Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.