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Kenneth C. Burden
August 12, 1929 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Kenneth C. Burden, 94, of New London passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Kenneth was born on August 12, 1929, in Milford, Nebraska the son of Floyd and Hazel (Schweitzer) Burden. Kenneth was united in marriage to Marjorie DeBont in 1951. From this union four children were born. They later divorced. Kenneth then was united in marriage to Betty Klopfenstein in 1979 in Mt. Pleasant. He served his country during the Korean War as a Marine. He worked for the Local 91 as a sheet metal worker for 25 years retiring in 1991. Kenneth was a member of the American Legion. Kenneth farmed in the Trenton community for a number of years. After he retired he restored John Deere Tractors for himself and others.
He is survived by his wife Betty, his children, Alan (Pam) Burden of New London, Linda (Jon) LeWitter of Phoenix, AZ and Christine (Erick) Michel of Wilmette, Illinois, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, his son-in-law, Matt (Laura) Yotter, his sister Jean Roth of Washington, 3 step children, Jim (Karol) Klopfenstein of Mt. Pleasant, Steve (Rebecca) Klopfenstein of Richland, Barbara Freese (Kevin Thomas) Mt. Pleasant, 6 step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Nancy Yotter, five brothers, Jack, Bob, Lowell, Dick, Bill and Gary.
Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant on Friday, November 24, 2023 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.. A private family graveside service will be held with full military honors. A memorial has been established in his memory to the White Oak Cemetery.