Clifford Jesse Ikenberry 1933 - 2013 Baldwin City
Clifford Jesse Ikenberry, 79, of Baldwin City, passed away on January 11, 2013. He was born February 13, 1933 in Overbrook, Kansas, the son of Ira Wilson Ikenberry and Sylvia Louise (Mason) Ikenberry. He grew up in Lawrence, Kansas until first grade and at that time moved with his family to Baldwin City, graduating from Baldwin High School with the class of 1952, where he was an All-State football player. Clifford then attended Baker University, for one year, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and the Baker University football team.
On October 1953 He began serving his country in the United States Army. Clifford attained the rank of Specialist 3rd Class and also attaining the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Occupation Medal (Germany). He was honorably discharged in October of 1954.
Following his military service Clifford attended and graduated from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago. He then moved back to Baldwin City and opened a Radio and Television Repair Shop which he owned for three years. He then went to work for General motors at the Fairfax plant as an Electronics Inspection Specialist, where he worked for 28 years, retiring in 1993.
Clifford was a member of the American Bantam Chicken Association, U.A.W. Local # 31, and former Secretary for the Baldwin City Rotary.
On December 18, 1953, Clifford was united in marriage with Dora Ann Boyer at Ives Chapel in Baldwin City, Kansas. Clifford and Dora Ann have shared over 59 years of love and devotion to one another. Dora Ann survives of their home.
He is also survived by seven children, Eric Ikenberry and his wife, Patty, of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, Janet Ikenberry of Lawrence, Tony Ikenberry and his wife, Shopna, of Baldwin City, Linda Gastelum of Baldwin City, Gregg Ikenberry and his wife, Kim, of Olathe, Nancy Ikenberry of Baldwin City, Scott Ikenberry and his wife, Kim, of Baldwin City; two sisters, Helen Torkelson of Lawrence, Dorothy Powell of Lawrence; two brothers, Kenneth Ikenberry and his wife, Charlotte, of Lawrence, Raymond Ikenberry and his wife, Myrna, of Lawrence; fifteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Clifford is preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Ira Ikenberry, Jr.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 10:00 am at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 14, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Lamb- Roberts Funeral, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.
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