Kenneth Leo Kanzleiter, Sr., 65, died Thursday, May 29, 2008 following a lengthy illness. He was born on December 9, 1942 in Allegheny Co., PA and was a son of the late John Leo and Leona Helena Fromherz Kanzleiter. Ken was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard during the Vietnam Conflict and worked for American Roller Bearing Co. for over 45 years. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where he organized and coached the first softball team for several years. Ken loved to bowl and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Barbara Hertzig Kanzleiter, of the home; his son, Kenny Kanzleiter; his daughter, Kim Beck and her husband, Keith; grandchildren, Olivia and Van Kanzleiter and Caitlin and Kevin Beck, all of Morganton.A funeral Mass will be said at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with Fr. Kenneth Whittington officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in Murray Hall. At other times the family will be at the home on Rebel Run. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to help with Kenneth’s medical expenses, c/o Sossoman Funeral Home, PO Box 2608, Morganton, NC 28680. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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