Dr. Kenneth Treptow

AURORA — Dr. Kenneth Treptow, 90, of Aurora passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Memorial Community Care.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. The Rev. Michelle Reed will officiate. Interment will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Sunrise North Cemetery at Wahoo.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.

In lieu of flowers, memorials given to the family will be donated to World Vision in honor of Ken. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

Kenneth Ray Treptow, the son of Ben and Martha (Kaufman) Treptow, was born in Ithaca, Neb., on April 20, 1929, and passed away in Aurora, Neb., on July 4, 2019, at the age of 90.

Ken grew up in Wahoo and attended Wahoo High School, graduating in 1946. He went on to attend University of Nebraska Medical Center and obtained his medical degree.

Ken served in the U.S. Air Force as a medical officer from July of 1953 until he was honorably discharged in June 1956.

On June 16, 1950, he was united in marriage to Retha M. Hanke in Swedeburg. To this union they had three sons: Warren, Doug and Craig. Ken worked as a physician all of his adult life. His wife, Retha, passed away on April 25, 2005. They celebrated 55 years of marriage.

On June 7, 2008, he married Sherilyn Larson in Aurora.

Ken was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church. He was a very faithful servant to the church. He was chairman of the building committee in building the current church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Retha; and son-in-law, Randy Shackleton.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sherilyn of Aurora; three sons, Dr. Warren Treptow (and wife, Angelica) of League City, Texas, Dr. Doug Treptow (and wife, Glennis) of Rogers, Ark., and Dr. Craig Treptow (and wife, Dr. Robin) of Great Falls, Mont.; and Sherilyn’s children, son, Douglas (Jane) Larson of Leawood, Kan., and daughters Rhonda (Greg) Harrelson of Olathe, Mo., and Marjorie Shackleton of Gibbon. Ken and Sherilyn were blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Keith, along with many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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