In Memory of

Kenneth Edward Selzer

June 4, 1930 - February 28, 2019
From: Scottsbluff, NE | Originally: Peterson, IA
Kenneth Edward Selzer

Kenneth Edward Selzer

Born: June 4, 1930
Died: February 28, 2019
Age: 88

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Kenneth Edward Selzer, 88, died at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on February 28, 2019. Ken was born on June 4, 1930 in Clay County, Iowa. Ken was raised in the Peterson and Spencer, Iowa area by his mother Irma Viola (Blackmer) and father George Conrad Selzer. Ken graduated from Spencer High School.


Ken met Lois Schoenewe while she worked as a waitress at Robert’s Café in Everly, Iowa. Ken and Lois were married on January 28, 1950 in Tama, Iowa. They lived their early married years near Everly and eventually built their first home just outside Spencer. Ken worked at Spencer beef packing plant moving to various locations as the company grew. He later joined Monfort Packing in Greeley, Colorado and Ken and Lois settled in Greeley and Windsor, Colorado.


Ken is preceded in death by his wife Lois, his parents George and Irma, his sisters: Margaret Hanson, Barbara Willms, Donna Pena, his brothers: George (Bud) Selzer, Carl Selzer and Ralph Selzer.


Left to cherish his memory are his children: son, Kenneth James (Jim) Selzer of Hilo, Hawaii; daughter, Judy Aikin and her husband Terry of Naples, Florida; and son, Jerry Selzer and his wife Jacqueline of Scottsbluff, Nebraska; his two grandchildren: Maddy and Katie Selzer of Windsor, Colorado: other relatives and friends.


Ken loved the outdoor adventures that Colorado offered but he was never happier than when he was on a neighborhood walk with his dog. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances and donations be sent to Big Bones Canine Rescue, 32614 County Road 23, Windsor, CO 80550 or on the internet at

Graveside Services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Oakland Cemetery in Peterson, Iowa
Pastor Bud Watts
There will be no visitation
Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, Iowa


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 8:16 PM
“and cherish his memory we will! Ken was a wonderful neighbor and true friend-he was a blessing in our lives. Hugs to all his family, Kari Seay”
- Kari Seay
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2:33 PM
“The world could use more men like Ken Selzer. I am proud to have been able to call him Uncle Ken. My sincerest condolences. ”
- Dr. Corey Schoenewe
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 12:27 PM
“SELZER family—Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. The SELZER & HEUCK families share many special memories. Give each other hugs from us as we won't be with you. God Bless. ”
- John & Nancy Heuck
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:10 AM
“Jim, Judy, Jerry and all the Selzer family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I remember him well and fondly. I hope that the memories you share will give you some measure of comfort.”
- Gene Hall
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:50 PM
“I cherish my childhood memories of you, Ken, and Lois, when we were neighbors. The times when you and my parents, Darrel and Marge, were friends. I remember the card parties. And us kids playing together, Ken, Paul, Larry, me, Jim, Judy, Jerry. I remember the happy times. I wish the same for your family.”
- Darlene (Scharnberg) Kelso
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