Kenneth L. Irland, 84, died April 22, 2013 at the Bellevue Medical Center in Bellevue. He was born on Jan. 7, 1929 in Otoe to Ralph R. and Alice E. (Tibbits) Irland.
He graduated from Otoe Schools in 1945. He married Lucille E. Aspedon on July 4, 1949 in the First Christian Church in Nebraska City.
d many years at IBM where he was a customer engineer, eventually moving into management. Ken served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is a lifetime member of the Plattsmouth Lepert-Wolever V.F.W. Post #2543 and served on the Beaver Lake Board of Directors for three years. He enjoyed hunting and working on his home and cars.
He is survived by wife Lucille Irland of Plattsmouth; children Bill and Julie Irland of Mesa, Ariz., Kenneth Irland of Springfield, Ill., Mark and Cheryl Irland of Grinnell, Iowa, and Shannon and Mike Henry of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren Andy, Jill, Alex, Ben and Kyle Irland; brother William and Merna Irland of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sisters-in-law Colleen Irland of Lincoln and Shirley Andrews and Bob Howell of Omaha.
He was preceded by brother Bud Irland and sister Willa Mae and Burt West.
Memorial services are pending.
Burial will be in the Riverton Cemetery in Riverton, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the Plattsmouth V.F.W. or Open Hearts Kitchen.
No visitation is planned.
Harvey Funeral Home, Plattsmouth, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be expressed at www.bpharveyfuneralhome.com.