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Kenneth Niemann

Kenneth Joseph Niemann Jr., 86, of Harrodsburg, husband of Sara Sue Claiborne Niemann, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in  Frankfort.

Born June 9, 1933, in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Kenneth Joseph and Evelyn (Smith) Niemann.

He was a retired family health center pharmacist in Louisville and was a US Army veteran.

Ken graduated from Louisville Male High School, where he belonged to the Over Fifty Alumni Club. He graduated from the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky Pharmacy School, where he was a member of the Golden Wildcats Over 50 Alumni Club. 

Ken was also a member of the Harrodsburg Lions Club and was a former thoroughbred race horse trainer and owner of Niemann Thoroughbreds.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters, Vickie (Mark) Crane of Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Michelle (Mark) Wheeler of Louisville; one son, Kenneth Joseph (Ivonne) Niemann III of El Paso, Texas; 13 grandchildren, Jared Schroeder, Brittany Jones, Aimee and Andrea Davidson, Lauren and Daniel Niemann, Meredith Manica, David, Jordan, and Brandon Niemann, Erin Fogarty, Nicholas Wheeler and Ian Watts; and 15 great-grandchildren, Jaden, Parker, Caleb, Addie, Chris, Ruby, Isaac, Miriam, Lillian, Mariah, Tiara, Makenah, Jazlin, Channing and Xavier.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Brenda Schroeder and Natalie Michelle Watts, and a brother, Donald T. Niemann.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 21, at the St. Andrew Catholic Church with Fr. Al DeGiacomo, Fr. Nick Rice, and Deacon Richard Abby officiating.

Visitation will be 5–8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: St. Andrew Catholic Church Building Fund, 1125 Danville Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330; The Healing Place, 1020 Market St., Louisville, KY 40202; Centerstone – Louisville, 600 South Preston St., Louisville, KY 40202.

Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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