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Kenneth Eugene Remington
June 30, 1940 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Kenneth Eugene Remington, 83, of Haubstadt, IN, passed away at Transcendent Health Care in Owensville, IN, on August 13, 2023. He was born to the late Dean and Ruby (Layman) Remington on June 30, 1940, in Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
He was delivered by his aunt, a midwife who shared the same birthday, and he loved to joke she could never lie about her age, them being exactly 40 years apart.
Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Army and Army National Guard, having served in Alaska and Germany during the Vietnam War. He was on the Al-Can Ski Team, and an Alaskan rescue team, and saved one life as a medic in the military.
He began his career as a teenager as a water witch finding wells for local farms and churches, then as a young man built grain elevators all across Nebraska. He worked for St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District, then at Whirlpool in Evansville, loading refrigerators onto trucks, which he was so good at, he had a cameo in their training video.
In Clever, Mo., he was a volunteer firefighter while he ran their wastewater treatment plant.
He retired from Azteca Milling in Evansville, IN, after 20 years of service in the waste management department. Kenneth enjoyed fishing, rock collecting, collecting National Geographic magazines, spoiling his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and collecting South Gibson Star-Times newspaper especially the issues including articles written by his granddaughter Janice.
His favorite saying was, "all we have is each other."
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Glenda Remington; his second wife, Janice Louise Remington; his son, Jerry Remington; a grandson, Joey Creek; siblings, Tim Remington, Frank Remington, Sheila Remington, Terry Remington, Laura Tewell, and Don Remington; his son-in-law, Michael Creek; his grandson-in-law Wade Conway, and his brother-in-law, Henry Kooken.
Kenneth is survived by his children, Angela Creek of Haubstadt, IN, Danny (Julie) Remington of Broken Arrow, OK, Kim Catiller of Owensville, IN, David (Keri) Remington of Pierce City, MO, Kevin (Robin) Catiller of O’Fallon, MO, and Richard (Iris) Remington of Miami, FL; siblings, Lee (Karen) Remington of Monett, MO and Lois Kooken of Rogers, AK; grandchildren, Kevin (Alyessa) York, Kendra Creek, Janice Barniak, Sara (Alex) Barnett, Kenny (Sarah) Blumenstock, Levi McGinnis, KJ Catiller, Danny Ray Remington, Maranda (Navender) Reddy Chemcharam, Savannah Remington, Megan (Patrick) Ravoira, Joshua Remington, Rachel Remington, Clark Remington, and Larissa Hillen; and great grandchildren, Leo and Charlie Barniak, Dani Barnett, Bruce Blumenstock, Marshall Ravoira, Aaron and Diana Remington, Michael Chemcharam, Trista Walters and Ness Harris and one on the way.
Ken and his family were thankful for the help of the town hall clerk and employees and the neighbors, who returned him home, or would call his family when he would wander during the later stages of his dementia. The family was thankful for Gibson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Bart Wagner and other first responders who assisted him in his home more recently, as well as the nurses at Deaconness Midtown and aides at Transcendent Healthcare. He always had kind words to say about his landlord Bev Staggs and her husband.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and his ashes are to be scattered over his favorite body of water. Donations in his honor can be made to the funeral home to offset burial cost. Expressions of sympathy can be made at stodghillfuneralhome.com.