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Kenneth L. Nulik

December 31, 1926 ~ August 23, 2013

Kenneth Lee Nulik son of Joseph and Jennie Misak Nulik was born at home in rural Freeport, KS on December 31, 1926. He departed this life on August 23, 2013 at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 23 days.

Kenneth was raised on a farm 8 miles west of Caldwell , KS attending grade school at King School and graduating high school at Caldwell in 1944. He enlisted into the United States Navy that same year and was honorably discharged July 16, 1946.

On June 15, 1946 he was united in marriage with Esther Joann Niebaum in Wichita, KS. To this union three daughters were born, Vicki Lee, Sheryl Lyn, and Shelley Ann. After his discharge from the Navy, Kenneth farmed west of Caldwell, he then became a driller for the oil wells. After his oil well days, he became employed by the John Deere dealership in Caldwell where he worked as a mechanic and then a salesman. Upon retiring, he resumed farming.

Kenneth was an avid horseman belonging to the Caldwell Saddle Club for many years. He loved to hunt, fish and golf and later traveled with friends in their campers for which many memories were made.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Jackie and his sister JoAnn.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 67 years, Esther Joann, their daughters and families, Vicki Morrison, Sheryl and Greg Nickol, Shelley and Gary Coffey, brother-in-law Jerome Niebaum and wife Judy, 8 grandchildren, Chad, Michelle, Joe, Jennifer, Chris, Heather, Kristian and Hilary, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell, Kansas.

Memorials may be given in Kenneth's name to the Caldwell High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or to the Czechoslovakian Cemetery.

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Jan McDaniel

Family and Friends - 08/26/2013

So sorry to read of Kenneth's death. My prayers are with you.


Kathie Henton

Family and Friends - 08/26/2013

Joann, Vickie, Shelley, Jennifer and families,

So sorry for your loss. The suddenness is painful but such a blessing that Mr. Nulik is no longer in pain.

Thoughts and prayers to each of you.


Sorry for your loss. John

Family and Friends - 08/26/2013

Sorry for your loss. John and Jan Whaley


Fair Wind and Following Seas

Harry Simpson - 07/09/2019

Fair winds and following seas sailor.

"Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..."

Thank you for your service to this nation.



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