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Clarke Kai age 91

Posted: 12 September, 2012

Funeral services for Clarke Kai age 91 of rural Pender will be held on Saturday September 15 at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a Vigil service at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s

Catholic Church in Wayne. He passed away Tuesday at his home Rural Pender.
Officiate: Rev. Mark Beran
Interment: With Military Rites at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pender
Memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date.

 In Loving Memory
( Age 91 ) Clarke Kai ( Of Rural Pender)
September 4, 1921     Pender, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest
September 11, 2012    Pender, Nebraska
Mass Of  Christian Burial
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Wayne, Nebraska
Saturday     10:30 a.m.   September 15, 2012
Vigil Service
Friday        7:00 p.m.     September 14, 2012
Rev. Mark Beran
Deacon Pat Gross
“O  What Could My Jesus Do More”
“How Great Thou Art”
“On Eagles Wings”             “Only A Shadow”
“Ave Maria”“Song Of Farewell”“My Buddy”
Rochelle Kai   Shana Siebrandt  Angelynn Kai
Donna Nuss
Jesse Kai        Brandon Kai         Ian Kai
Blake Kai   Brenn Kai   Christopher Kai
Military Rites
Rose Hill Cemetery
Pender, Nebraska
Hasemann Funeral Homes
     Clarke Edward Martin Kai was born September 4, 1921, on the farm home of his grandparents Posvar.  He grew up helping his parents, Edward and Emily on a farm west of Pender.  He enjoyed farm life until he enlisted to serve in the Army Air Force at age 19.  Clarke escaped tragedy as his transport ship was accidentally rammed and 40 of his fellow troops were lost.  He served from August 1942 until December 1945.  His service carried him from North Africa to the islands of Italy and up through the continent via France, Germany, and Belgium.  Shortly upon his return he married Mary Madelyn Steinhoff at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bancroft.  He began his life career farming first with his father and later with his four sons.  Clarke was an active member of the community serving in leadership positions in Farm Bureau and the District’s 73 and 25 school boards plus a host of other community organizations as needed.  He served St Mary’s Catholic Church as a trustee for many years.  He was a building committee member for the church narthex addition and also one of the first lectors and EME’s. With Clarke’s dedication he seldom missed a meeting.    
     Clarke is survived by his wife, Madelyn; sons, Terry (the late Ann) Kai, Brian Kai of rural Pender, Kevin (Bonnie) Kai of rural Wakefield, and Shawn (Kimberly) Kai of Cedar Rapids; sixteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.       
     Clarke was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Ann.  
     Clarke’s family appreciates your thoughts and kindness and invites you to lunch in St. Mary’s Holy Family Hall following the service.

Arrangements with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne

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