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Kenneth "Ken" Upton

Kenneth "Ken" Upton, age 59, Fairbury, Neb., passed away July 9, 2010, in Fairbury.

Graveside services were held July 14, 2010, with Pastor Steve Frazier officiating.

Eulogy was given by Steve Siemsen. Music was provided by Lisa Wolfe, soloist. Pallbearers were Joshua, Randy and Danny Upton, Matt Taylor, Steve Siemsen, Bruce Eleeson and Miguel Luna.

Interment was in the Fairbury Cemetery.

Kenneth "Ken" Upton, Jr., was born in Stromsburg, Neb., to Kenneth and Mary (Johnson) Upton on April 9, 1951.

He was a building contractor.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; a son, Joshua Upton of Fairbury; daughters, Kerry Held and her husband, Joel, of Hickman, Neb., and Amy Taylor and her husband, Matt, of Gillette, Wyo; his mother, Mary Upton and Roger Burling of Lincoln, Neb.; grandchildren, Emma and Camden Held, Samantha and Zachary Taylor, Alice and Andrew Arnold, and Joshua Upton, Jr.; brothers, Randy Upton of Rapid City, S.D., and Danny and Darla Upton of Emmett, Idaho; sisters, Christi and Vance Elliott, Shelley Buchanan, and Lisa and Brian Wolfe, all of Lincoln, Neb.; a daughter-in-law, Dana Upton of Wymore, Neb.; and his mother-in-law, Elaine Eleeson of Wichita, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father.