Kenneth H. Splitt

April 8, 1928 - Sept. 5, 2007

Kenneth H. Splitt, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at his Waukesha home. He was born April 8, 1928, in Clintonville, the only child of Ted and Helen (nee Beckman) Splitt.

On July 30, 1955, he married the former Loisann Herbst in Waukesha. Ken proudly served his country as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1952. He worked at Waukesha Bearings for 38 years, retiring in 1985. He rode his bike to work everyday. He played the steel guitar in several bands around Waukesha and was a member of Musicians Local Union #193 in Waukesha. Ken loved to play golf and had golfed for his last time three weeks ago. He unselfishly donated 168 pints of blood.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Loisann of Waukesha, along with his nieces and nephews, Conrad (Lori) Herbst of Delafield, Jan (Harry) Farber of Pewaukee, Marlys (Pat) Herbst of Waukesha, Scott (Sheila) Herbst of Oconomowoc and the late Steven (Kathy) Herbst of New Berlin. He is further survived by great-nieces, Kathleen Herbst of Kansas City, Mo., and Kellie Herbst of Brookfield; brothers-in-law, Alex Herbst of Hartland and Gene (Marge) Herbst of Waukesha; and other relatives and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his nephew, Steven, in 2006.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Monday, Sept. 10, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial of cremated remains will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery at a later date.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.