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Kenneth R. Cave

August 31, 1941 — October 17, 2022



Kenneth “Pete” Cave, age 81, of Crystal, Indiana entered into eternal rest on October 17th, 2022 at Brookside Village in 
Jasper, Indiana surrounded by family.

He was born in Crystal, Indiana on August 31st, 1941 to Paul Thomas Cave, Sr. and Belle Bernice (Ziegler) Cave.

Kenny married Auretta Edwards on June 26th, 1965 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; (1) Son – Daron Cave; (1) Grandson – Dexter Royer; (4) Brothers – his twin Dennis “Butch”, Paul “Jr”, Donal, and Ernest Glen “Ernie” Cave; and (2) Sisters – Janis Ann Dodd and Mary Jane Ballard.            

Kenny was a 1959 graduate of Dubois High School and attended Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church, where he was the Trustee Chair.

He had farmed until 2007, worked at Greystone Concrete and then began working with his son at KR Contracting.                    Kenny also drove a school bus for Northeast Dubois School Corporation for over 25 years.

Kenny especially loved watching his grandchildren play sports, watching NASCAR, the Cincinnati Reds and was an IHSAA basketball referee for many years.  Concrete became his way of life and he enjoyed every day with his son.

He is survived by:

Wife - Auretta Cave of Crystal, Indiana 

(1) Son – Kenneth Raymond “K.R.” Cave, II (Donna) of Loogootee, Indiana         

(2) Daughters – Heather Royer (Butch) of Crystal, Indiana
                Jennifer Bauer (Greg) of Crystal, Indiana
(7) Grandchildren – Stephanie Stemle, Austin Royer, David Denzik, Reece Bauer, Arionna, Ellie and Havana Cave.

(6) Great-Grandchildren – Hudson, Maggie, June and Lanie Stemle, and Luke and Matthew Denzik.

(6) Step-Grandchildren – Cameron Cosby, Kendra Hill, Josh Royer, Codi Everman.

(9) Step-Great-Grandchildren

Many Nieces and Nephews    

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Tim Kuypers and Rev. Doug Finney on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. 
at Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church, French Lick, Indiana with burial to follow at Crystal Community Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 3:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday October 21st, 2022 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family where they will distribute to the charities of their choice.


Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or our website –

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Service Schedule

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Friday, October 21, 2022

3:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Ceremony

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church

9991 W Co Rd 175 S, French Lick, IN 47432

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Crystal Community Cemetery (Crystal, Indiana)


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