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Kenneth Eugene Saine
March 22, 1934 - June 8, 2017
Mr. Kenneth Eugene Saine, 83, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 5:33 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at his home. He had been in failing health the past eight years.
On March 22, 1934, Kenneth Eugene Saine was born in Francesville. He was the treasured son of Ernest and Alice Tunis Saine. Growing up as one of eleven children, No. 8, he shared his childhood with a brother and nine sisters.
In Fort Wayne on Oct. 20, 1956, Kenny married the love of his life, Donna Jean Town. Their union produced a daughter, Pam and a son, Bob. The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. They shared almost 50 years of life's adventures; sadly, she passed away on Feb. 12, 2006.
With a strong work ethic, Kenny worked as a roofer with Lawmaster Roofing for many years. He also enjoyed a lifelong passion of agriculture, farming in Richland Township. He enjoyed watching his crops and the garden grow.
As an American sportsman, Kenny loved to hunt, fish and camp. He hung out with the guys, drinking coffee at local eateries and solving many of the world's problems. On TV, he watched Westerns and animal shows. A favorite memory of his was the adventure traveling to Alaska. Kenny and Donna drove and enjoyed seeing the sights and beauty that Canada and Alaska offer.
Kenneth is lovingly remembered by a daughter, Pam Ryan, Rochester; a son, Bob Saine and wife Linda, Ewing, Ky.; 8 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patsy Shine and husband Earl, Beaverton, Ore., and Shirley Clark and husband John, Black Hills, S.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; wife; seven sisters, Mamie, Esther, Millie, Mabel, Ethel, Della, Hazel; and brother Ernest Jr.
A celebration of the life of Kenneth E. Saine will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017, with Chaplain Timothy Lee officiating. Friends may visit with the family from noon-2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Heart Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 715 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.
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