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Kenneth L. Wright

April 17, 2019 GMT

Sioux City

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Wright, 77, of Sioux City, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at a local hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, with Neil Peck as the officiant. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.meyerbroschapels.com.

Kenneth was born on Nov. 24, 1941, in Kingsley, Iowa, to Lloyd B. and Beulah (Black) Wright. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Army, giving six years of service. Kenneth married Marlene Bertram on July 6, 1963 in Sioux City.

Kenneth was an active member of the Abu Bekr Shrine, and made a career as a Shriner, being the stable foreman for the White Horse Patrol for more than 30 years. Following his retirement, he continued to help a local farmer during planting and harvest seasons in the Jackson, Neb. area. Kenneth was a collector of toy tractors and lapel pins. He coached Little League baseball and was an avid sports fan. Kenneth also donated 20 plus gallons of blood at the local blood bank.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Marlene of Sioux City; sons, Keith (Fuzhen) Wright of Menomonee Falls, Wis., Dennis (Karen) Wright of Sioux City, and Dale Wright of Denver, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Nema Heider of Apple Valley, Minn., Marilynn Young of Tucson, Ariz., Linda Pearson of St. Paul, Minn., and Carolyn Bertram of Little Rock, Iowa; sister, Elaine (Jim) Westeen of Kempner, Texas; brother-in-law, Rudy Bertram of Hawarden, Iowa; granddaughter, Marinda Wright of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kay (Earl) Livengood; brothers, Keith and Derald Wright; and brothers-in-law, John Heider, Leslie Bertram, Donald Bertram, and Bob Pearson.