November 20, 1923 – February 9, 2019
NORFOLK – The funeral service for Kenneth L. “Bud” Timperley Sr., 95, of Fremont will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Rev. Coral Parmenter officiating the service. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, also at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 644, and the United States Marine Corps Honors Guard.
Kenneth died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Fremont. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements. Bud was born Nov. 20, 1923, on the family farm in Norfolk, the sixth child to John “Roy” and Margaret (Voss) Timperley. He joined the Marines in 1945 and was stationed in San Diego, California. Bud and Lucile Wiedeman exchanged vows on Nov. 27, 1946, at the Methodist Church in Concordia, Kansas. After his discharge from the Marines, they made their home in Norfolk, Nebraska. Bud worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for several years. Shortly after, Bud moved his family to Omaha, where he worked with Greyhound Bus Lines for 30 years. He retired from Greyhound in 1983.
Bud and Lucile traveled extensively throughout the Southern United States, eventually living part time in their homes in Fremont and Texas. Bud was a 32nd degree Mason and a member for 50-plus years of both the Masons and the Eastern Star. He was also a member of the American Legion, York Rite bodies, Knights Templar and Shriner’s International. In Bud’s younger years he enjoyed attending parades and the Shrine Circus as a member of the motorcycle patrol. During those years he traveled extensively with the patrol throughout the Midwest and Canada supporting Shriner’s Hospital.
Bud was immensely proud of children and grandchildren. They were not only the light of his life but his biggest supporters. His children and grandchildren loved to hear his stories, amazing true-life stories. Bud was a major story teller, the family keeper of memories, dates, and happenings. He had an amazing 95 year journey; he took his family and friends with him through his memories and stories.
Bud is survived by his sons, Kenneth Jr. (Annette) Timperley of Fremont, Keith Timperley of Omaha; daughters, Beverly (Gary) Buhrman of Wisner, Lynette (Jeff) Kempcke of Blair; daughter-in-law, Jenny Timperley of Cedar Bluffs; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dean Timperley of Norfolk, Lee Timperley of Battle Creek; brother-in-law, Marlin (Madelyn) Wiedeman of Denver; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Phillips of Waxahachie, Texas, Jeanette Kolpin of Santa Monica, California, Shirley (Ron) Cummings of Pottsboro, Texas, Mary Wiedeman of Tulare, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret; wife Lucile of 65 years who passed away in 2011; son, Roger Timperley Sr. in 2018; brothers, Howard, Russell, Ray; sisters, Hazel Raymond and Roma Droescher.
Organist will be Betty Frank and Soloist Linda Boullion singing “Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art”; congregational hymn will be “Amazing Grace.” Casket Bearers will be Seth Pfaltzgraff, Bradley Buhrman, John Timperley, Roger Timperley Jr., Kevin Buhrman, and Scott Buhrman. Memorials may be directed to Shriner’s Hospital, Masonic Home; as well as “S.M.I.L.E. INC.” Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.