Kenneth Lee Harmon, 85, of rural Dawson was born on July 2, 1935, in Falls City, Nebraska to William and Pearl Elizabeth (Jarred) Harmon. He was raised with his family on a farm near Dawson. Kenneth received all of his schooling from Honey Creek schools and graduated from Honey Creek High School with the class of 1953. On September 5, 1953, Kenneth was united in marriage to Donna Fairbanks in Hiawatha, Kansas. To this union four children, Gail, Tony, Jill and Cindy were born. The couple began their marriage living in Nebraska where Kenneth worked construction and later owned his own mechanic shop. They moved for a short time to Texas before moving to Pagosa Springs, Colorado where Kenneth worked for the water sanitation district. He and Donna moved back to Texas where Kenneth worked for the Y.M.C.A. in Midland, Texas. The couple returned to the farm near Dawson in 1990 where Kenneth has farmed and they have resided since.
Kenneth passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at his home in rural Dawson, Nebraska having reached the earthly age of 85 years, 8 months and 8 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill (Phyllis) Harmon and Robert Harmon, sisters: Clara Hollister, Helen Iliff and Donna Kay Harmon, grandson Kenneth Bratcher and son-in-law Kent Bailey. Kenneth is survived by his wife Donna of rural Dawson, NE; children: Gail Harmon of Burnet, TX; Tony Harmon of rural Dawson, NE; Jill Bratcher of Wakefield, KS; Cindy Bailey of Burnet, TX; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother Larry Harmon and wife Judy of rural Dawson, NE; a sister Peggy Sue Harmon of Falls City, NE; special friends Janie Roddy of Burnet, TX; Rick Karas of rural Dawson, NE; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Kenneth’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Southeast Nebraska Cancer Garden in Humboldt, Nebraska with Pastor Dorothy Smith officiating.
Inurnment will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Dawson, Nebraska.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family’s choice with a later designation.
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