Kenneth Eugene Theis passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the age of 82.
Kenneth was a butcher at A&P Grocery in Leavenworth and then a maintenance technician at Fort Leavenworth. He was born Oct. 27, 1937 in Atchison, Kansas to George Edmund “Ed” and Mary (Wagner) Theis. He attended Potter Grade School and graduated from Potter High School in 1955.
He married Barbara J. Stanford at Immaculate Conception Church in Leavenworth and they had two children; Craig Theis and Susan Neef. He served in the army and the army reserves. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leavenworth.
On April 5, 1986 he married Carol Elwell in Las Vegas, Nevada. He moved to Sugar Land, Texas in 2013 to live with his son. In 2016 he moved to an assisted living facility in Sugar Land, Texas until his death.
He is survived by his first wife; a son, Craig, Sugar Land, Texas, a daughter, Susan (Ken) Neef, Denver, Colorado; two stepsons, Gregg (Ann) Elwell, Desoto, Kansas, Matt (Cassandra) Elwell, Bozeman, Montana, a stepdaughter, Michelle (William) Mahood, Overland Park, Kansas; five siblings, Jean Marie Brown, Leavenworth, Donna Haag, Tucson, Arizona, Patricia (Tony) Brox, Lancaster, Kansas, David (Ruth) Theis, Garnett, Kansas and Mary Ann (Gary) Coder, Branson, Missouri, a sister-in-law, Rose Theis, Fairfield, California, a granddaughter, Erin Neef and 10 step-grandchildren; Kristen Mahood, Kellen Mahood, Simon Elwell, Liza Elwell, Campbell Elwell, Anna Paige Elwell, Brooks Elwell, Reid Elwell, Casey Rickaway and Chris Neef.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Richard and Edmund, two brothers-in-law, Charles Brown and Fred Haag, and his wife, Carol.
Services are to be determined at a later date. Memorials may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church or American Parkinson Disease Association.
Posted online on August 10, 2020