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Kenneth William McBride


Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Kenneth William McBride, 84, of Preston, Minn., passed away peacefully Monday, March 17, 2014, at his residence.

Kenneth was born February 12, 1930, on the family farm in rural Olmsted County, to William & Emma (Oldenburg) McBride. He lived most of his life in the rural Preston area. He attended school in Chatfield. He married Eva Schoppers on June 12, 1955 at the Sumner Methodist Church.

Kenneth worked hard all of his life. He enjoyed his work on the family farm. He also worked in the maintenance department for 28 years at Seneca Foods in Rochester, Minn. He was a member of the Local 199 Food Workers Union and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield, Minn. He and Eva loved to travel. They traveled from coast to coast visiting friends and family. They also traveled to Alaska. He loved to read and spend time with his grandchildren.

Kenneth is survived by five children; Sheila McBride of Preston, William “Bill” (Sheila) McBride of Preston, Sandra Erickson of Preston, Matthew McBride of Lake Crystal, and Curtis (Michelle) McBride of Preston. Grandchildren: Heather, Kenneth, & Jacob McBride. Jairus & Collin McBride. Mitchell, Ashley, Sam, Emma, & Danny McBride. April Knipe. Amber Erickson. Great Grandchildren: Joey & Christian Knipe, Taylor Waller, Corbin McBride, Kyra McBride. Kenneth is also survived by two brother in laws: Jim Shorter, Lewis (Kathy) Schoppers. Sister-in-law Eurmadele Schoppers. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Eva, brother Wesley McBride, and sister Doretta Shorter, and infant brother Fred.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with Pastor Preston Paul officiating.

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