Kenton Keith Krehbiel

Kenton Keith Krehbiel, 71, Colby, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at the University of Kansas Health System St. Francis, Topeka.

He was born July 24, 1949, in Hutchinson to Walter and Dorothy (Goering) Krehbiel. He started school at Pretty Prairie and was a 1967 graduate of Inman High School. He later attended Brown Mackie College in Salina.

He married Sheila Nonamaker on Aug. 21, 1968, at Inman Mennonite Church. They lived in Kansas City for a time where they both worked at KU Med Center, than later he managed King’s Food Host. In 1973, the couple moved to Colby, and bought Murphy’s Café which they ran for one year. He later worked at the Colby Super Market for four years, before beginning his career with the United States Postal Service. He worked for the USPS from 1975, until retiring in 2012. He served as the Goodland Postmaster from 1997 to 2004 and the Colby Postmaster from 2004 to 2012.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Sheila; two daughters, Sharon Hansen and husband, Michael and Brenda Inman and husband, Adam; a brother, Kevin Krehbiel and wife, Sue; a sister, Beth Hanschu; five grandchildren, Jacob and Caleb Hansen and Avery, Brady and Colby Inman; an uncle, Clarence Goering; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Steven Hanschu.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday outside the Colby Community College Cultural Arts Building. Masks are required and you will need to bring your own lawn chairs for the service; burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in North Inman Cemetery, Inman.

There will be a drive-through visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday on the North side of the Colby United Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to Kansas Kiwanis Foundation or Kenton & Sheila Krehbiel CCC Band Student Scholarship in care of Baalmann Mortuary, Colby.

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Posted online on November 07, 2020