Kenneth R. Wenger, widely known as Kenny, passed away on May 30th, 2023, at the VA Medical Center.
Born in Lebanon, PA, on October 12th, 1931, to Joseph A. Wenger and Sarah Wenger nee Funk, he grew up surrounded by the love of his family.
Kenny was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army with great honor and distinction. He was awarded several medals for his excellent service to his country — the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.
Kenny was also an entrepreneur who excelled in plumbing and electrical work. He loved his job and took great pride in it. However, he had many interests outside of work that kept him busy as well. Kenny enjoyed traveling and visiting people. Going out to eat was a favorite pastime of his too.
Kenny cherished his family above all else; his wife, Kathryn L. Wenger nee Long, held a special place in his heart throughout their life together. He is survived by his children, Karen Mason, and spouse, Richard, Sharon Leffler, and spouse, Kenneth, Russell Wenger, and Pamela Franklin, and spouse, Robert, along with six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Kenny will be dearly missed by all who knew him well; however, it is comforting to know that he lived a happy life surrounded by friends and family who loved him unconditionally.
Viewing services for Kenny will be held on June 5th, 2023, from 10 am to 11 am at Little Swatara Church of the Brethren in Bethel, with funeral services immediately following at 11 am. All are welcome to attend both events as we celebrate the exceptional life of Kenny Wenger — an exceptional human being whom we all dearly loved and respected.
Memorial contributions may be made to Little Swatara Church of the Brethren, 31 Rehrersburg Rd, Bethel, PA 19507, or VA Medical Center-Hospice Unit,
1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042.
For more information, to order flowers, or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.christmansfuneralhome.com.