Kenneth H Piepenbrink

Born: Thu., Jun. 7, 1934
Died: Sun., Jul. 17, 2016

Reception Following Service

Fri., Jul. 22, 2016
Location: Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 22, 2016
Location: Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

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Kenneth H. Piepenbrink

Kenneth H. Piepenbrink, age 82, of White Plains, GA passed away, Sunday, July 17, 2016 at his home with his loved ones.  Born in Matteson, IL on June 7, 1934, he was the son of the late Herman and Dorothy Umland Piepenbrink.  Kenneth graduated from Bloom Township High School in Chicago Heights, IL and attended Purdue University.  He married Constance Ann Becker on September 10, 1955.  They moved from Illinois to Georgia forty years ago and retired to Lake Oconee sixteen years ago.  Kenneth was hired by Thrall Car Company and proudly worked for this company 40 years, retiring in 1999, as a Freight Car Design Engineer.  Along with his wife he was a founding member of Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, where he served in numerous positions.  He had a passion for serving others and was a volunteer for Putnam County Habitat for Humanity and sang in the Stone Mountain Barbershop Chorus.  He was an avid woodworker and carver and enjoyed making furniture and carving Santa Clauses.  He also loved to fish.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Connie Piepenbrink of White Plains, GA; his daughter, Renee Sessions (Kurt) of Drums, PA; two sons, Scott Piepenbrink (Sami) of Geneseo, IL and Craig Piepenbrink (Jeni) of Mesquite, TX; eight grandchildren, Miranda McIsaac (Scott), Colin Sessions, Mollie Sessions, Brady Piepenbrink (Chelsea), Brittany Piepenbrink, Tanner Piepenbrink, Emily Burns (Josh) and Maggie Allen (Paden); five great grandsons, Lucas McIsaac, Blake McIsaac, Colton McIsaac, Griffin Piepenbrink and Ryder Piepenbrink; two brothers, Dale Piepenbrink and Gene Piepenbrink; other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Margie P. Noel and a brother, Earl Piepenbrink.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 22, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, 1089 Lake Oconee Parkway, Eatonton, GA 31024 with Pastor Andy Schroeder officiating.  A reception will be held after the service at the church.  The family requests that any memorials be made to Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, 1089 Lake Oconee Parkway, Eatonton, GA 31024 or Putnam County Habitat for Humanity, 1027 Lake Oconee Parkway, Eatonton, GA 31024. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA  (706) 453-2626 is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Linda Strickland Bone
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
Miss Connie and Family,
I'm so sorry to read about Mr. Kenneth. I always enjoyed seeing him when he came to the White Plains Post Office to mail all those wonderful care packages!!!! It was always such a pleasure to assist him! Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Linda Bone

Exelon Nuclear
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016

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Don & Carol Jordan(Former neighbors in Bent River)
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016
We are so sorry to read of Ken's passing. I know we haven't been in touch, but I will always remember our Bent River friends. Don and I now live in Athens, and I saw Ken's obituary in our newspaper. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Russ Scott
   Posted Thu July 21, 2016
Connie and family,
So sorry to hear the sad news. I really enjoyed working with Kenny on several volunteer construction projects here at Lake Oconee. I thought he was a swell guy. He had a great attitude, quick wit and really thought about the work we were doing. He was a pleasure to be around. We will miss him.

Rod and Debbie Wilson
   Posted Fri July 22, 2016
Connie and family, So sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose a great mentor such as Ken, but it brings peace to know he has passed his love and knowledge on to a great next generation. We find as we are preparing they are always with us. To say the least he was one special man. You and your family are always in our hearts and prayers. Love to all!!!!

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Thu July 28, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss. Stacy thought a lot of Mr. Piepenbrink and he will miss him and his visits. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the days ahead.