Kenneth married his love, Phyllis Bernice Rogers in 1940 in Independence, Missouri. After serving in the army in Okinawa, he returned to Knob Noster, Mo., where they ran a dairy; then moved to a farm in Holden, Mo. in 1959 where he farmed and worked as a pipefitter, and raised their family, Roger, Donald, and Peggy.
Kenneth served as pastor of the Church of Christ and president of the County National Farmer’s Organization. In 1973 they moved back to Montana, where he worked for NFO and bought a ranch in Phillipsburg with his son Don. Kenneth and Phyllis retired to Thompson Falls, living there for 20 years. They moved to Hamilton, Mont. where Phyllis passed away after 65 years of marriage. Kenneth moved to Warden, Wash. with his daughter and family. His loves were: God, family, country, work, and music.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Melvin, Vivian (Isakson), Mervin, Gladys (Sather/Anderson), Adrain, and grandson Roger Phillip. He will be missed by one sister, Dorothy (Vick) Graham, Holden, Mo.; his children, Roger and Juanita Vick, Perry, Okla.; Don and Jackie Vick Stevensville, Mont.; and Lionel and Peggy (Vick) Bates, Warden, Wash.; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Church in Opheim, Mont.