Loren Theodore Kaden, 80, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Four Seasons Living Center, Sedalia. He was born on Oct. 24, 1932, on Balke Prairie east of Cole Camp, a son of George Arthur and Maggie (Balke) Kaden.
He grew up on the family farm and attended Balke Prairie School. He was baptized on Nov. 13, 1932, by Rev. H. C. Wolters and on June 2, 1946, he was confirmed by Pastor O. C. Jagels at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church of rural Cole Camp. He remained a member there until its closing, when he transferred his membership to Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp.
On Feb. 3, 1953, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in South Korea as a Corporal. He worked at National Engineering and later for Town and Country Shoes in Sedalia, until he retired in 1988. After his retirement, he moved to Versailles. He enjoyed fishing, playing pitch and pinochle, and playing dominoes.
He is survived by: one sister, Adeline Ehlers of Cole Camp; one brother, Orin Kaden of Sedalia; three nieces, Marcia Kaden, Judy Guier, and Loretta Smith; and two nephews, Johnny Ehlers and Eddie Kaden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Elrine Kaden, and two brothers, Emil Kaden and Ervin Kaden.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, with Pastor Michael Boothby officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, rural Cole Camp, with military rites by the American Legion Post No. 305 of Cole Camp.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Kaden, Johnny Ehlers, Todd Smith, Roy Guier, Scott Balke and Terry Harms.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21 at the church, with visitation to follow.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or Bothwell Hospice in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.