Kenneth Adolph George Kraxberger
Feb. 15, 1934 –– Oct. 23, 2017
Kenneth Adolph George Kraxberger died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. He was born on Feb. 15, 1934, in Canby, Ore., to Adolph and Minnie (Edwards) Kraxberger. He had lived in Macksburg, Gladstone, Molalla, Ontario and Enterprise.
Ken graduated from Molalla Union High School in 1952. His family owned and operated the Macksburg Store, a general store in Gladstone, the Elbow Room Tavern in Liberal, a Coast to Coast store in Ontario and the farm in Molalla. On the farm they raised champion race horses, purebred Angus, turkeys, beef, and sheep.
Ken enjoyed racing horses at the Canby Fairgrounds.
In 1956, Ken married Janet Summers and together they raised six children, Linda (Randy) Anderson, Synda Warren, Mark (Gail) Kraxberger, Lorinda (John) Tripp, Aaron (Jennifer) Kraxberger, and Melinda (Tom) Wanderscheid. Ken loved God and his family. He enjoyed playing his accordion, especially at family weddings.
Ken was buried in a pine box built by his sons and grandsons next to his wife, Janet, at Adams Cemetery in a private service on Oct. 31, 2017.
Celebration of life will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist church in Enterprise 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.