Kenneth Herman Hugo


Kenneth Herman Hugo Webbink of Wright City passed away at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis, on June 27,  surrounded by his family. He was born on February 6, 1945, in Wright City, to Gustav and Selma (Nadler) Webbink. He was born and lived in the same house all of his life; farming the farm.

Kenneth served in the U. S. Army as an SP/4 from 1966-1968. He was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas and spent some time in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was a telephone switchboard operator and also worked with tanks.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Roger Schwede. He is survived by his sisters, Laverne (Wesley) Williams and Carolyn Schwede; nieces and nephews, Joyce (Bill) Rook, Robert (Terri) Williams, Tom (Donna) Williams, Shad Schwede, Jennifer (Kenny) Regot, and Amanda (Matt) Mack; great-nieces and nephews, Amy (Mike) Salvo, Matthew (Dawn) Rook, Nicole (Zack) Nemechek, Brittany and Alexis Williams, Ethan (Rachel) Kersting, Dustyn and Huntyr Schwede, and Wayne Regot; great-great-nieces and nephews, Dominic and Zachary Salvo, Kamden and Myles Rook, Charlotte Walker, and Ivy Kersting; they were his whole life and were all loved by “Uncle Kenny.”

Kenneth was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Melle, Missouri. He was baptized on March 4, 1945, and confirmed on May 17, 1959. He graduated from Wright City High School in 1963. He was active in vocational agriculture, a member of FFA (Future Farmers of America) all four years in high school, secretary/treasurer for several years, class treasurer for three years, and was honored with the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award in 1963. Kenneth loved farming and being outdoors, he loved his family and friends and was always happy to spend time with them.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 5, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, in Wentzville, additional visitation will be Thursday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Melle. A funeral will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Melle. Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.