Kenneth E. Parisi, age 72 of Nebraska City, NE made his final journey on June 4, 2022.

Kenneth Eugene Parisi was born on August 18, 1949 in Des Moines, IA; one of six children born to James Anthony and Phyllis Leanne (Morgan) Parisi.

Ken started his career as a transportation specialist and then he eventually joined the United States Army.  He served in the United States Army stateside and in Italy for a total of 13 years.  He was honorably discharged on October 15, 1991.  After his service in the military, Ken continued as a transportation specialist until his retirement.

He was united in marriage to Eileen K. (Everett) Uchytil on April 12, 2003 in Nebraska City.  She preceded him in death on October 21, 2014.

Ken was a member of the Talmage American Legion Post and a former member of the Nebraska City Rescue Service.  He also was involved in helping with the Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his daughters:  Kimberly Barenthin of Missouri, Tina McClary of Kansas, Carol Goebel (Gregg) of Nebraska and Betsy Eaton (Walter) of Missouri; two grandchildren:  Joshua Barenthin and Nichole Goebel (Kyle); siblings all of Missouri:  Michael Parisi (Janie), Steve Parisi (Sherry), Kathy Reuther (Ralph) and Eileen Phillips (Shawn); other family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Ken was preceded in death by his parents James and Phyllis Parisi and sister Michelle (Parisi) Bastean.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.  Military Honors will be conducted by the Nebraska Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail, at the mortuary following the Celebration of Life. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Otoe County Veterans Van Fund.

Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.

Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City is in charge of arrangements.