Kenneth Virgil Schleicher

September 11, 1923April 8, 2019

Kenneth Virgil Schleicher, 95, of Scottsbluff, formerly of Gering, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Scottsbluff Care and Rehab. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Central Church of Christ in Gering with Pastor Lyle Hinebauch officiating. Memorials may be given to Regional West Hospice or Central Church of Christ in Kenneth’s honor. Online condolences may be left at

Kenneth was born September 11, 1923 at Gering, Nebraska to William W. and Mary Elizabeth (Williams) Schleicher. He graduated from Gering High School with the Class of 1942. Kenneth raised popcorn and worked as a hired hand for several neighbors before taking on the operation of the family farm and ranch. He formed a partnership with his sons “Kenneth Schleicher & Sons” and participated in the daily operation for several years after moving to town.

Kenneth was united in marriage to Lily May Montgomery in February of 1947. Together they worked the family ranch and raised their three children: Steven, Douglas, and Sandra. Kenneth was proud of his Hereford cattle herd and would hand feed them range cubes.

Kenneth is survived by his children Steven (Vicki) Schleicher of Lake Havasu City, AZ, Douglas (Mary Ann) Schleicher of Gering, and Sandra (Alan) Boyd of Denton, TX; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, and one sister


  • Regional West Hospice
  • Central Church of Christ


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

Kenneth Virgil Schleicher

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Wayne and Joan Sasser

April 11, 2019

Ken was a good and honorable man who welcomed us to the community. We shared meals, laughs and he taught me a tremendous life lesson is land stewardship and the value of friendship and love of the land.

I'm srry for your loss.

Wayne Sasser

Cyndi Colerick

April 11, 2019

It was a great honor to assist in the care and to be a part of Ken and Lilys lives at the Vista , Ken now you can rest in peace with the love of your life.Watching the love and deep caring hearts you both showed each other proved there is true love in this world and the love of our Savior shone throughout, now you and Lily will walk around heaven with our Lord and Savior, rest in peace

Betty Mazur

April 11, 2019

Had a very enjoyable visit with Uncle Kenneth last August. He was very happy to see Joe and I when we were in Scottsbuff for a few days. He will be missed!