Kenneth Lyle Oppenlander, age 85 of Manhattan, died October 7, 2020 in Manhattan after a long battle with cancer. He was born on September 22, 1935 in Manhattan to Norman and Violet Oppenlander. He was united in marriage to Aileen on June 7, 1980
He was proceeded in death by both parents. He is survived by his wife Aileen and 6 children. Steve Oppenlander, Carol Latschar, Nancy Petty, Debbie Kreiser, Christi Thomas, and Greg Berroth, 7 grandkids, and 6 great grandkids.
His employment included ranching in Ashland, Ks, Caterpillar in Illinois, National square dance caller, and many years at the USDA Research Lab in Manhattan, Ks. His hobbies included traveling, fishing, sailing, old cars, trains, and most of all being with his kids and grandkids.
Due to Covid there will not be a celebration of his life at this time.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation Marshall County Railroad Historical Society PO BOX 242 Waterville, KS 66548.