Kenneth Donald Lebsock

Born: Thu., Apr. 28, 1932
Died: Tue., Feb. 18, 2014

No services to be held

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Kenneth Donald Lebsock

April 28, 1932 – February 18, 214


Kenneth Donald Lebsock – a Pendleton resident died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at his home.  He was 81 years old. 

No services will be held.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements. 

Kenneth was born April 28, 1932, in Gothenburg, Nebraska, to Henry and Anna Marie (Fruehauf) Lebsock.  He was raised on the family farm in North Platte, Nebraska, and graduated from North Platte High School in 1950.  After working & leaving the family farm, he joined the Navy in 1952.  On March 12, 1954, he married Emma Lou Money in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He had stints in Corpus Christi, TX; San Diego, CA; Naha, Okinawa; Kodiak, AK; and finally retiring in Pendleton, OR, from the Naval Bombing Range in Boardman, OR, in 1974.  He then went to work at the State Hospital in Pendleton for 14 years and retired in 1988.  After this retirement he took up woodworking and scrollwork, and started traveling to the Siletz River in Lincoln City for several months each year.  During his 20 years of traveling to the coast he harvested a lot of salmon and made a lot of new friends.  After retirement he spent all of his time with his wife of almost 60 years, and they were seldom seen without one or the other.  He had been a forty-plus year member of the Elks Lodge #288 of Pendleton, OR, and the Pendleton Country Club.  He enjoyed speed boating and building model planes, cars and boats.  He was a very avid fisherman and hunter and he loved to golf.  He had been a member of the Lutheran Church.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Emma at the home in Pendleton, OR, his children: Richard C. & Pam of Pendleton, OR, Elizabeth Anne & Ray Swenson of St. Ignatius, MT, and Kenneth L. & Rhonda of Pendleton, OR, brothers: Leonard of Los Angeles, CA, Bernard of Littleton, CO, Richard of Los Angeles, CA, and Clyde of Ridgecrest, CA, five grandchildren: Amber, Jacob, Jordan, Shelby and Daniel, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews as well as many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Anna Marie Lebsock, a brother Gerald, a sister Alice, and two nephews.  


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Pat Gaede
   Posted Fri February 21, 2014
I know that I only was able to know you for a short time,but I was blessed to see you every Thursday. In that short time you and your wife made a big impact in my life. I want to thank you for that. You will truly be missed. I really enjoyed the small visit's we had. I will truly miss you. May you rest in paradise. God has his angel.

Miss you


Eleventh Hour Warriors
   Posted Sat February 22, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Bob and Carolyn Thompson
   Posted Sat February 22, 2014
We are sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you. Bob and Carolyn

Don Culp
   Posted Sat February 22, 2014
I worked with Ken at the State Hospital till he retired he was good at mentoring new employees and taught me a lot I truly miss him . So sorry for your loss

carl and connie Sager
   Posted Sat February 22, 2014
Em, Ken, Richard, We were in shock when we heard about our good friend passing..We truly remember the good times we all had together..Just remember our prayers are with you all at this sad time...

Vickie Chambers
   Posted Sat February 22, 2014
Em, so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family, hugs to you. Praying that your great memories hold you up at this time. Love you, Vickie and Bob Chambers

Linda Horn
   Posted Sun February 23, 2014
Emma Lou, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jack Connor
   Posted Sun February 23, 2014
Emma Lu: cousin Rick and I had a special relationship with you and Ken on the Siletz. You taught us how to catch Salmon and you were good friends to two trout fisherman from MT.
We will miss the ol' guy and think of him often as many will. We look forward to seeing you Emma and having Ken's spirit with us on the river. God bless Ken and you and your family!


Art & Virginia Krueger
   Posted Mon February 24, 2014
We were so sad to hear we have lost another good friend. We will miss him. Love from our whole family

Curt and TJ Robinson
   Posted Tue March 04, 2014
Em and family, Curt and I are so sorry for your loss. Please remember we are close by if you need us. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family! Love to you, Curt and TJ

Denise Michelson-Stanley
   Posted Fri March 07, 2014
Have learned of this beautiful family's loss. Praying a blanket of love to cover each of you - God's mercy and love know no bounds. His mercy and love cannot be contained.

mick snider
   Posted Mon May 12, 2014
My sincerest condolences. I was deeply saddened to learn of Ken's passing. He was my friend and mentor while stationed at USNAS Corpus Christi back in the mid 60's. Sadly we didn't remain in contact through the years as we all say we'll try to do. I do wish I had known he was in Pendleton when I was there last summer. I fondly remember Ken's Alaska stories and think of them often.

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