Kenneth Max Soper

Kenneth Max Soper of Adell was born to Everett and Edna Soper on July 27, 1929 in Madison, Kan. He died on June 25, 2007 at the age of 77.

He grew up with his brothers, Don and Jack, and younger sister Rosalie. He joined the Air Force at age 17 on the buddy system with his brother, Don. They were stationed in Okinawa, Japan and he always had stories to tell about that time. He was married in 1950 to Elnora Yoder and they had three daughters: Charla, Karen and Cheryl.

Ken enjoyed playing practical jokes on people. He loved interacting with and helping people, and always practiced his Spanish on unsuspecting waitresses! He enjoyed walks, nature and playing with his dog, Zoey. He loved puttering around outside and working in his garden.

Ken married Harolyn Laux on Oct. 2, 1976. Ken and Harolyn were very active in their church. He was faithful in serving the Lord and enjoyed spreading Godís Word. Ken and Harolyn spent their summers in Wisconsin and winters in Texas and had many dear friends in both places.

Ken is survived by his wife Harolyn; his daughters, Charla Atwood of Antioch, Calif., Karen McCurdy of Bandon, Ore., and Cheryl Seefeldt of Germantown. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Harold and Olive Laux of Random Lake; a brother, Don (Lorita) Soper of Green Valley, Ariz.; and sister, Rosalie Craig of El Dorado, Kan.; a brother-in-law, Larry (Barb) Laux of Batavia; and two sisters-in-law, Ann (Greg) Zukowski of Cottage Grove and Lori (Gary) Dahm of Belgium.

His brother, Jack, preceded him in death in 1993. Ken had five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren who loved him dearly.

Visitation is on Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 7, from 9 to 10 a.m. with services to follow at Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington. Do-nations can be made to the Ameri-can Heart Association, South-eastern Wisconsin Chapter.