Kenneth Nichter, 78, of Anderson, a selfless steward to God, family, friends and the community, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at St. Johns Health System in Anderson, after a sudden illness.
He was born on June 27, 1933, in Scipio, Ind., and resided in Anderson most of his life.
Kenneth served his country in the Navy. He retired from IBM after 34 years of service. Following retirement, he was involved with Habitat for Humanity and Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Nichter was a member of New Life Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by his wife, whom he married on April 26, 1953, Zella (Barringer) Nichter; sons, Ron (Susan) Nichter of Greenfield and Don (Barbara) Nichter of Fishers; daughters, Cindy (Tim) Crump of Decatur, Ill. and Brenda (Darrin) Earley of Anderson; brothers, Meredith (Vivian) Nichter, John (Jeannie) Nichter and Roger (Nancy) Nichter; sisters, Helen (Ben) Beasley, Wilma Smith, Phyllis Hoffman and Carol White; and eight grandchildren, Jared Nichter, Melanie (Jason) Kwast, Matthew (Kathleen) Crump, Heather Nichter, Hannah Nichter, Ethan Nichter, Austin Earley and Logan Earley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence & Esther (Hunt) Nichter; sister, Dorothy Hatton; brothers, Carlos and Donald Nichter; grandchildren, Benjamin and Jenna Nichter; brothers-in-law, Don Hatton, John Smith, Wright Hoffman, Bud White, and Robert Barringer; sister-in-law, Shirley Nichter; and nephew, Ryan Nichter.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m on Friday, March 23, 2012, at New Life Church of the Nazarene; 3615 Raible Avenue Anderson. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012, at the church, with Rev. Al Dayton officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, in Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Life Church of the Nazarene; 3615 Raible Avenue; Anderson, IN 46011.