Kenneth Wayne Dugger

Kenneth Wayne Dugger, 70, of Leavenworth, passed away, Thursday, June 11, 2015, quietly at his home surrounded by family. He was born Dec. 6, 1944, in Atchison, Kan., the son of Martin and Lillian (Suritte) Dugger.

On September 9, 1987, Kenneth married Tracy Crook. She survives at the home. They had no children of their own, but were very involved in the lives of many nieces and nephews. Kenneth loved children and was known to many as Grandpa Uncle Kenny. He is also survived by three sisters, Carol (Larry) Meyer of Omaha Neb., Sherry (Jerry) Crane of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Linda Stahl of Atchison, Kan.; a brother Don (Marilyn) Dugger of St. Joseph, Mo.; his parent in laws, Ed and Patty Crook of Leavenworth and Velma Wood of Arcola, Mo.; four brother-in-laws, James (Beverly) Whalen of Orrick Mo., Joe (Stephanie) Whalen of Crosstimbers, Mo., Roger (Gloria) Wood of Louisburg Kan., Richard (Tina) Crook of Aloha, Ore., and Rodney Wood of Hillsdale Kan.; and a sister-in-law, Vicky (Doug) Evert of Leslie, Mich.

As a young man, he served his country in the United States Army from August 1968 to January 1970 and again from April 1971 to September 1973. He was a Master Transportation Operator. Kenneth traveled throughout Europe and was a chauffeur at WestPoint. He received the Sharpshooter and Code of Conduct Medals. He later worked at the Veterans Administration, Ft. Leavenworth Grounds, the City of Leavenworth and retired in 2008 from Kansas City Kansas Community College in Leavenworth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, William Dugger and Ervin Dugger; four sisters, Shirley Black, Betty Bramble, Helen O’Trimble and Mary Kim Smith.

Kenny enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed his many pets. He will be missed by his little dog, Molly.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Easton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Better Opportunities Mentoring Program. Motorcycles are welcome if weather permits.