Obituaries

Kena Jo Wachholtz

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Kena Jo Wachholtz, 57, of Bentonville passed in peace, surround by love, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Bentonville. She was born December 15, 1961 in North Platte, Nebraska the daughter of Judith E. Wilnes and Franklin Kenneth Wachholtz. She lived in Bentonville, Ark. for 19 years after moving from San Diego, California to take a job with Sam's Club. For the last 5 years she worked for J.B. Hunt as a Driver Recruiter. Kena enjoyed traveling & gardening. She was a board member and coach with the Bentonville Girls Softball League. She was active with the Benton County Fair and the Miss Heart of the Ozark Pageant's. One of Kena's true passions was sports. She followed Nebraska, USC, Arkansas and Green Bay Packer Football. Her brother always knew when she was in the stands cheering him on. Kena loved and lived for her family, friends, helping others, and her 3 dogs, Benny, Sammy and Spartan. She was preceded in death by: her father. Kena is survived by: her mother; Judith Wilnes Wachholtz, of Bentonville, one brother; Kyle Wachholtz and his wife Nicole of California, one sister; Sherry Rolsma, of Bentonville, two nephews; Brady Rolsma, Braxton Wachholtz, and three nieces; Haley Rolsma, Leighton Wachholtz, and Kylee Wachholtz. A celebration of Kena's life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Christ The King Lutheran Church located in Bentonville. Followed by fellowship, food and memory sharing at The Meteor Guitar Gallery, Bentonville. Inurnment will be in Palm Desert, California, followed by a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. located at The Farm in Norco, California. Memorials may be made to: Bella Vista Animal Shelter, or the Christ the King Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home Bentonville. Condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.

Published April 17, 2019