Obit: Hium, Kenneth Edwin (1925 - 2008)

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Surnames: Hium, Wehrman, Kind, Gouge, Turnquist, Ament, Arfinengo, Nirva

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 28 Aug. 2008

Hium, Kenneth Edwin (17 Apr. 1925 - 26 Aug. 2008)

GREENWOOD Kenneth Edwin Hium, 83, of Eau Claire, formerly of Greenwood, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Sacred Heart Hospital, in Eau Claire.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, in Greenwood. Burial will follow in Greenwood City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

Kenneth was born April 17, 1925, in Greenwood to Theodore and Emma (Wehrman) Hium. Ken worked on the family farm until his induction into the U.S. Navy on Oct. 11, 1943. He served on the U.S.S. Intrigue. During a short leave home, Ken was united in marriage to Donna Kind on Dec. 31, 1945, at the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Greenwood. He received his honorable discharge on April 26, 1946. Ken returned to Greenwood and took over the operation of his family's farm. He also worked at A.S.C.S. in Neillsville, and was a rural mail carrier for the Greenwood Post Office for many years. They moved into Greenwood in 1980 and sold their farm in the early 1990s. They later moved to Eau Claire in 2003.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Donna, of Eau Claire; three daughters, JoAnn Hium (Jerry Gouge), Verona, Peggy (Wayne) Turnquist, Eau Claire, and Darla Hium (Tom Ament), Wauwatosa; his foreign exchange daughter, Patricia Arfinengo of Peru; four grandchildren and one great grandson; and one sister, Marie (Chet) Nirva of Withee.



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