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Kenneth Unrein

September 21, 1943 — January 24, 2015

Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unrein died at his home in Neodesha, January 24, 2015, wife his wife and children at his side.
Cremation has taken place and services will be held at the Methodist Church in Neodesha, Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Services have been entrusted to Loran Fawcett Chapel of Neodesha.
He was born September 21, 1943 in La Crosse, Kansas to Jacob and Abby Unrein. He attended school in La Crosse and was active in football. His classmates pointed out his own private chair in the principal's office, during a school reunion tour. He became interested in cars about that time and participated in drag racing with the car- "White Lighting". There were some interesting stories about the car and Ken. He also became interested in stock car racing later, attending and always watching NASCAR.
Tiny was a "Jack of all Trades" working at a packing plant, roofing and construction. He became interested in truck driving while working at Adams Truck stop in Neodesha and soon was driving a truck for John Mathews at Airosal. Inc.
He moved to Colorado and California earning several safety and driving awards. He became a diesel Mechanic and managed a large shop in California. He retired from Penske Truck Rentals in California in 2009 and moved back to Neodesha.
He was married to Paula Pace Oller in Colorado in 1962. They had two children. Kenneth Ray of Stockton, CA and LaDona Gae Munoz of Modesto, CA., five grandchildren- Nicole Wells and husband Darren of Lake Port, CA., Malinda Munoz of Barkersfield, CA., Todd Unrein and Fiancée Leslie Pinion of Manteca, CA., Karrie Munoz of Modesto, CA., Daryk Munoz of Riverbank, CA. He fell in love with three great-grandchildren, Landen Wells and Jamison Unrein, Bailey Pinion before having seen them last summer.
He is survived by his wife Paula, two sisters Hedy and Ruth and one brother Gary and wife Janet plus numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Abby and three brothers and six sisters.
In lieu of flowers the family requested donations to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Methodist Church of Neodesha and can be left at Loran Fawcett Chapel.

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First United Methodist Church
Neodesha
Neodesha, KS  66757
Friday, January 30, 2015
1pm

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