Kenneth Russell Ewald

kenneth ewald

March 16, 1941 ~ November 23, 2021

Born in: Mission, Texas
Resided in: Canyon Lake, Texas

Kenneth Russell Ewald was born to Russell and Dorotha Ewald on March 16, 1941 in Mission, Texas. He fell asleep on November 23, 2021 and is awaiting the return of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A Celebration of Life service will be held at The Silver Center, 510 E. Court, Seguin, TX 78155, at 11 AM on January 23, 2022.

The Ewald family moved to Kingsbury, Texas when Kenneth was four years old. He attended Kingsbury elementary school. While in Prairie Lea High School, he played basketball and six-man football. After graduation in 1959, Kenneth worked in various occupations, primarily in construction running heavy equipment. When he was working on the construction of the Fayetteville Power Plant in 1985, he met Sharlene Samsel Havrda and they married on October 18, 1986. In 1991, Kenneth began work at Texas Transportation Institute, TX A&M University System, and retired from there in August, 2006.

Kenneth put God first in his life and followed the example of the Lord Jesus. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and pitching horseshoes. He also loved to dance and play his bass guitar and was very good at both. Although Kenneth had no formal training on the bass guitar, he was a very gifted player. He played with The Tall Texans and The Pfeil Brothers bands in many local venues, including the Bluebird Inn in Kingsbury. He also backed up well known singers such as Carl Smith and Freddy Fender when they performed at The Farmer’s Daughter in San Antonio. Kenneth was able to play his bass along with the Country Classic music channel for five years after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, even though he was no longer able to plug it into the amplifier or turn the amplifier on. This brought him, his wife and others much joy.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Dorotha Ewald, brother Harold, brothers Lee and Ralph Ewald and their wives, Marie and Norma, respectively, his sister, Doris Ewald McIver, and her husband, Jerome, grandson Trey Herber and granddaughter Zaida Flores.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Sharlene, three children from a previous marriage, sons Kenneth Lee and Keith Ewald, daughter Cheryl Ewald Michalczak, step-daughters Davene Kopecky, Nancy Morgan, and Sherry Acosta, fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Ewald Dement, Laura Ewald Rose, a sister-in-law, Nelda Ewald, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at


Celebration of Life Tribute: January 23, 2021 11:00 am

The Silver Center
510 East Court
Seguin, Texas 78155


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  1. I will forever remember Uncle Kenny as a gentle soul. He had a quiet way about him and he was always kind to me. I remember him smiling, his laugh was not loud but it was great. He always made me think of grandpa the most out of all of my uncles. What a reunion it will be one day when we all get to heaven. I imagine Grandma is there waiting with cherry pie and cookie dough in hand. To the family, I offer up my prayers and condolences as we that are left here on earth feel the void when they are gone. God bless you and comfort you.

  2. Will always remember that sweet man and his caring wife Sharlene who would do anything in the world for him! Peace to you all through this time.

  3. Thank you Sharlene for sharing your Kenny with us. I will always remember him as our “Mr. 4th of July “. Love to you and yours, Michele

  4. My friend Kenny, he brought such a sweet presence into our home, we loved every minute that we got to spend with his gentle soul. I wish we could have had him here longer, he is so missed here. All our love from the Hunt family.

  5. My wife, Pat, and I purchased their home in College Station in 2009 when Ken and Sharlene moved to
    Canyon Lakes. We have a daily reminder of their investment of time and care they put into their home and surrounding property not far from A&M campus.
    Ken was also an avid fisherman and won many competitions throughout the years replete with plenty of trophies and awards.

  6. Before Kenny became ill and my husband, Bob, died, we four traveled together, laughed together, learned and played new games together. We had so much fun. Kenny was always quiet, kind and the sweetest man I knew. He is missed but will remain in my heart and memory for as long as I have left on this earth. Then we will all meet again!

  7. It was such a pleasure to be able to care for Kenny in his final months with us! He always brought a smile to my face! He will definitely be missed! Sharlene, you are and will forever be in my prayers!

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