Kenneth D. Smalley, age 95, of Nebraska City (formerly Hamburg) passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at Morton Place in Nebraska City.
Kenneth Duane Smalley was born on July 13, 1924, in Ames; the son of Oscar Duane and Leta Faye (Sonner) Smalley. He attended school and graduated from Hamburg High School with the class of 1942.  
After high school he began his lifelong career of farming; a job he truly loved.  On Dec. 12, 1964, he married Virginia Ann Pflug in Papillion, Nebr., and to this union a son Duane was born.
Kenneth continued to farm until his retirement in 1986.  He was very active in the Hamburg Community, including being a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Nishnabotany Masonic Lodge 153.  He also served on the Grape Community Hospital Board of Trustees.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 54 years, Virginia Smalley of Nebraska City; son Duane F. Smalley of Lenexa, Kan.; other family and friends.
A Funeral Service was to be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg.  Burial was to follow at the Hamburg Cemetery in Hamburg.
The family was to greet friends from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday (8/23) at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.
Memorials may be given to the Hamburg Methodist Church, Hamburg Fire/Rescue, or Grape Community Hospital.
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Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg is in charge of the arrangements.