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Kenneth Epp – Metz Mortuary

    Kenneth “Kenny” Epp
    Kenneth P. “Kenny” Epp, age 66, of Henderson, NE passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 in Lincoln. He was born October 24, 1953 in Henderson to Pete H. and Susie (Baerg) Epp. He attended school in Henderson and graduated from high school in 1971. His family were members of Bethesda Mennonite Church, and Kenny was baptized on June 7, 1970 by Rev. Walter H. Dyck.

    ​Kenny did his voluntary service in Oklahoma City working for low income people as a mechanic. He met Deana Evans during this time and after his term of service was completed, they were united in marriage on June 4, 1977 by Pastor Wayne Janzen at Edmond Mennonite Church in Edmond, Oklahoma.

    They established their home in Henderson and Kenny was employed by Kroeker Grain for over 11 years. He was a Sunday School teacher at Bethesda Mennonite Church and served on the board of Swan Lake Camp.

    Kenny loved old cars and enjoyed going to car shows and meeting new people. Attending flea markets and dealing with buyers was his hobby. Later, he was devoted to his grandchildren and was happy spending time with them.

    He is survived by his wife, Deana, at home in Henderson, and children, Connie and Matthew. Connie (Gabe) Gage, Arianna, Katelyn, Dylan and Matthew of rural Henderson, and Donovan Morgan of Lincoln. Matthew Epp and his children Marley, Mila, and Maxwell, of Kearney, NE.

    Other survivors include a brother, Delvyn (Lucy) Epp of Niverville, Manitoba, a sister, Rosie Epp (Raymond Riemer) of North Newton, KS, and sisters-in-law Janet Epp of Rushville, IL, Carolyn Epp of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Erin (Randy) Denney of Enid, OK, and brother-in-law Shawn (Shawn) Evans of Bixby, OK, along with several nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lamoine Epp and Waldeen Epp, and a brother-in-law Kevin Evans.

    Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson. Private family inurnment in Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery at a later date. Kenny’s funeral service will be webcast live through Visitation is scheduled for Friday from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the mortuary in Henderson. COVID 19 Funeral Guidelines will be implemented with limited spaced seating and masks encouraged. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. 

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