Kenneth LeRoy Immekus of Cuba, Missouri was born on Friday, April 4, 1947 in Sullivan, Missouri to William Robert and Kate Anna (George) Immekus and passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the age of 74 years.
Ken married Orlene Jean Hammack on June 9, 1968 in Sullivan, Missouri.
Ken honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired as a carpenter. He worked several years for Dace Construction in Sullivan, Missouri and later for the Jones Company as a union carpenter.
Ken grew-up in the construction industry and each of his children learned a bit of construction from his handy man skills. He loved to build playhouses and restoring old lawnmowers for his grandkids to drive. He loved when the family was home and he could plan a good competitive game of frisbee golf or croquet.
In Ken’s younger years he learned to roller skate by pushing himself off a wall, learning to skate backwards, first. The roller-skating rink soon hired him because he was such a good skater. He enjoyed teaching his kids to roller skate and they spent many Sunday afternoons at the roller-skating rink.
Ken acquired a boat and loved to fish and gig on the Gasconade River in Jerome, Missouri. Ken also enjoyed some kick-back time watching TV shows like, Survivor and Star-Trek, and could never turn down a good western. He loved to read and to sit down at his computer and play Ages of Empires.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Robert “Bob” and Kate Anna Immekus; two sisters, Ida Jean Beers and Isabelle Bishop; two brothers, Charles and Ronald Immekus; and one great grandchild, Rosealeigh Mae Callahan.
He is survived by his wife, Orlene Jean Immekus of the home; four children, Gayle Spitzmiller of Cuba, Missouri, Tracy, and wife Michelle Immekus of Jupiter, Florida, Erin and husband Aaron Schaffer of St. Anthony, Missouri and Lesley and husband Chuck Kiss of Jefferson City, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Ashley and husband Esten Callahan of Cuba, Missouri, Stephanie Spitzmiller of Cuba, Missouri Ryan Spitzmiller of Great Falls, Montana, Roger Spitzmiller of Cuba, Missouri, Piper Ryan Immekus of Jupiter, Florida, Everett Schaffer, Andrea Schaffer and Ariel Schaffer, all of St. Anthony, Missouri, Hunter Kiss and Emma Kiss, both of Jefferson City, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Ryan Callahan and Landon Spitzmiller, both of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Roberta Cochran of Columbia, Missouri; one brother, Eugene Immekus of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
In keeping with his wishes, Ken was cremated.
The family will hold a private memorial gathering.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.