Nov. 28, 1919 – Oct. 29, 2012
Kenneth R. Fiebelkorn of Amherst, a retired business owner and real estate agent, died Monday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. He was 92.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Fosdick-Masten Park High School and served in the Navy during World War II as a boatswain’s mate first class. He earned a business degree from Millard Fillmore College at the University of Buffalo.
Mr. Fiebelkorn worked in his aunt and uncle’s dry cleaning shop as a boy and opened his own dry cleaning business, Castle Cleaners, on Delaware Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda in 1950. After closing the business in 1978, he worked as an agent for Kader Real Estate in Amherst, retiring in 1998. He won a Neighborhood Cleaners Association Award in 1977.
He was a longtime member of the Buffalo Launch Club and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid gun collector. He also was a lifetime member of the George F. Lamm Post 622, American Legion, and the Elks. He was a former member of the Park Country Club. His wife, the former Mary Zehler, who also worked as a broker for Kader Realty, died in 2006.
Surviving are two sons, David R. and Douglas P.; two daughters, Debbie A. Madill and Donna M. Watkins; and his longtime companion, Marianne Stroehmann.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Perna Dengler Roberts Funeral Home, 1671 Maple Road, Amherst.