Kenneth Breeden


Kenneth Earl Breeden, 91, passed away at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis October 3, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma (Finke) Breeden; his parents, Earl and Ruth; and his brothers, Harold and Carl.

Survovors include his children, Kerry Joseph (Sharon), Nancy Jane Van Cleve (Gary), Marianne Mullikin (Robert) and David Scott; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Born in Harrison County, Indiana, Kenneth graduated from Clifford High School in 1942 and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Together with his wife, Kenneth farmed and later established a number of small businesses in Columbus, Indiana. He was a lover of lawn care, card games and a good deal. He was always ready with a joke.

He left Indiana in the early 1980s, but he left his heart behind. His children remember him happiest spending time on the farm established by his ancestors near Corydon, Indiana. He will return home to rest next to his parents and brothers in Cedar Hill Cemetery, where an interment ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m. A service was held at the Minnesota Veterans Home on Wednesday, October 5.

Arrangements were made by Bradshaw Funeral Home in Minneapolis.