Charles Clifford Cronbaugh, age 76, of Marengo, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 24, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Barb Furman officiating.  Burial will be in the Koszta Cemetery.  Visitation:  4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  A memorial fund has been established. 

Charles is survived by his wife Susan; a son Curtis (Kim) Cronbaugh; four grandchildren Chad (Ashlea) Cronbaugh, Annie (Adam) Rabe, Alyssa and Alexis Rohrer; six great grandchildren Rynlee, Raelyn and Cayson Cronbaugh, Aiden, Alivia and Asher Rabe; five siblings Barb Gensley, Mary (Jake) Gerard, Doris Hawkins, Robert (Connie) Cronbaugh and Gary (Taryn) Cronbaugh; and his best friend Bob Brecht.  He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Caleb, a brother Celaine, sisters Janet Korns, Donna Fay and Margery Sue in infancy.

Charles was born February 5, 1942, the son of Cecil Cronbaugh and Maxine Stowell.  He received his education in the Iowa County Honey Creek #3 School and Marengo High School.  Charles married Susan Kensler on August 8, 1964 in Brooklyn.  He was a life long farmer and also worked for over 20 plus years with his brother Celaine Cronbaugh at Cronbaugh Excavating.  Charles enjoyed traveling and birdwatching.  He adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He especially loved watching his grandchildren play sports. 

 

 

 

 

Russell Lee Kinzenbaw, age 81 of Marengo, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo.   Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m.,  Monday, September 24, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  Per Russell’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service.  Memorials may be contributed to Essence of Life Hospice of Amana. 

Russell is survived by his son Jesse (Tiffany) Kinzenbaw; twin grandchildren Quinn and Caden; two brothers Curtis and Rick (Cindy) Kinzenbaw; two sisters Lou Alice (Karl) Berger and Sylvia (Al) Fenneman; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Russell was born May 3, 1937, in Marengo, the son of Bertha Hocker and Charles L. Kinzenbaw.  He graduated from Ladora High School and served in the U.S. Army for two years.  He was united in marriage to Dianne Lindley and later divorced.  To this union, one son Jesse Kinzenbaw was born.  Russell was a great story teller who went into much detail.  He was all about rodeoing and his years spent on a ranch in South Dakota.  Russell worked at Amana Refrigeration, Kinze Manufacturing, Rodeo Incorporated and with Harold and Betty Nail in the Agronomy Business.  After retirement, he worked for Heartland Coop and his favorite job of helping with fall harvest for Dwight and Denise Heitman. 

 

 

 

 

Cory Dean Van Winkle, age 31 of Brooklyn, formerly of Marion, died Friday evening, September 7, 2018. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m, Friday September 14, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. Private inurnment will be in Oakshade Cemetery, Marion, Iowa at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to his children, in care of Kloster Funeral Home, PO Box 341, Brooklyn, IA  52211.

Cory is survived by his mother Janet Jones (Rod) of Brooklyn; two daughters, Aliyah Van Winkle and Aubriana Van Winkle, both of Cedar Rapids; his companion, Alysha Cornelius of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Shay Van Winkle (Kristin) of Cedar Rapids, and Christopher Van Winkle (Sydney) of Cedar Rapids; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Cory was preceded in death by his father Rodney in 2013, his grandparents, and an aunt Teresa Cooling.

Cory Dean Van Winkle was born August 10, 1987 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Rodney Dean and Janet Louise Mikesh Van Winkle.  He attended the Linn Mar schools. Cory was employed with Jeld-Wen Manufacturing in Grinnell as a forklift operator.  He loved his family dearly, especially his two daughters. He generously gave of himself, helping whenever and whatever was needed, was fun-loving, and had a great sense of humor. Cory considered himself  “a country boy” who loved to fish, hunt, and spend time at Holiday Lake.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed music and creating his own rhythms.

 

 

 

Patsy Carol (Kibbee) Picknell, age 77 of Butler, Missouri, formerly Brooklyn, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 4, 2018.  Memorials may be contributed in Patsy’s name to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn is assisting the family with arrangements.

Patsy is survived by her children Donnetta Kay Kerr (Francis Jr.), Carol L. Wheeler, Sylvia L. (John) Reynolds, Molly (Thomas) Harris and Edna Wheeler; 12 Grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Forest, a grandson G. Scott Reynolds, a sister Birdie Coburn, brothers Earl and Harold Kibbee, and a son-in-law Walter Tim. 

Patsy Carol Kibbee was born November 20, 1940, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Edmund Robert and Gladys Veva Thomas Kibbee.  She married Forest Otto Picknell in Brooklyn on December 24, 1987.  As a young girl, Patsy helped her mother clean offices and homes around Brooklyn.  Throughout her life she waitressed at various restaurants and a few factories.  She was a punch press operator at Milbank Manufacturing.  Patsy was a fulltime over the road truck driver with her husband Forest in 1985 and continued until his death in 2007, at which time she became fully retired.  She enjoyed fishing, crocheting and bird watching. 

 

 

 

Paul Johnnie Cline, age 85 of Brooklyn, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the Brooklyn Community Estate.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn, with Father Corey Close officiating.  Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Brooklyn.  Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn, with a Scripture Service at 7 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Paul is survived by his wife Betty; his beloved dog Sam; 10 children Carmen (Ron) Weaver, of Grinnell, Duane (Julie) Cline, of Anamosa, Gary (Cathy) Cline, of Malcom, Roger (Natalie) Cline, of Grinnell, Gwen (Jeff) Meier, of Marengo, Kevin (Laura) Cline, of Guernsey, Sharon Dixon (Alan), of Washington, Brian (Julie) Cline of Montezuma, Eric Cline, of Sully and Russell (Angie) Cline, of Brooklyn; a son-in-law Don Kuhn; 22 grandchildren Valerie (Dan) Fruendt, Christopher (Heather) Cline, Sheryl Cline, Sara (Robert) Williams, Justin Cline, Amy Cline, Alyssa (Justin) Lambert, Bailey Cline, Bryson Cline, Kylie Cline, Owen Cline, Emily Cline, Jeremy Fisher, Kandace (William) Fee, Ashlie (Parker) Andersen, Abbi Nelson, Alyssa Cline, Alivia Cline, Joshua Cline, Jacob Cline, Kole Cline and Jewel Cline; 18 Great Grandchildren Dakota Fruendt, Blossom Cline, Trey Williams, Cora Williams, Kassidy Cline, Beckett Crandall, Logan Hunter, Emmarie Fisher, Maxlynn Fisher, Annistyn Fisher, Freyja Fisher, Joseph Fee, Augusten Fee, Abagail Andersen, Madlynn Andersen, Kaiya Cline, Kayde Cline and Jeremy Cline; two sisters Evelyn Wiley and Bernadette Cline; and two sisters-in-law Doris Cline and Mary DePauw.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Nancy Kuhn, six brother and two sisters.

Paul Johnnie Cline was born October 30, 1932, the son of George A. and Margaret T. Kriegel Cline.  Paul was united in marriage to Betty Helen Groves on May 27, 1955 and they made their home in Brooklyn.  He was a farmer and mechanic.  Paul enjoyed attending both farm and home auctions and collecting stuff.  He also liked his fish pond and spending time with his beloved dog Sam.  Paul enjoyed gardening, family get togethers and especially Sunday dinners at his home.  He loved when his grandchildren and great grandchildren came to visit. 

 

 

 

 

John J. Rotter, Watkins, age 65, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after courageously battling a long term illness for the past five years.A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home in Marengo. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. before the service. Burial will be at a later date. A general memorial fund has been established.

John James Rotter was born Dec. 9, 1952 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Milo and Jane (Svoboda) Rotter. He graduated from Amana High School in 1971. On April 22, 2009, he was united in marriage to Angela Nolte in Davenport, Iowa.

John graduated from Kirkwood Community College and Edison Community College and worked as a national account representative for Amana Appliance Corporation from 1975-1985. He served in the National Guard from 1972-1978. He then lived and worked in advertising sales in Ft. Myers, FL, Madison, WI and Northfield, MN before returning to Iowa where he served as Advertising Manager at Marengo Publishing Corporation. In December 2009, he and his wife, Angie, began publishing the Hometown Marketplace advertising shopper and soon expanded to include The English Valleys Star and Warrior Tribune weekly newspapers, serving the areas of Iowa, Benton and Keokuk counties.

John was passionate about his family and friends and helping his business to grow, always making sure his customers were a priority. He loved to talk about and watch baseball and politics. He was always willing to help any way he could and although his health limited him in recent years, it never limited his capacity to love and care for those around him.

He is survived by his wife Angie of Watkins; son Chad Rotter and wife Karmela of  Saugatuck, Michigan; 3 grandchildren Grayson, Gabrielle and Addison; two brothers Russell Rotter and wife, Phyllis of Amana, IA and Melvin Rotter and friend, Penni Larson of Norwalk, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

 

 

Vava Joy Heller, 87 passed away on Saturday, August, 25th, 2018. Funeral services:  1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, Marengo, with Pastor Anni Thorn officiating.  Burial will be in the Kostza Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11:00-1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the church.  A memorial fund has been established.  Kloster Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Vava is survived by her sister Anita (Solbrig) Fox Parnin, daughters, Jaleen (Heller) Denison, and Keena (Heller) Brown and her husband, Randy Brown, and son, Dion Heller and his wife, Michele Heller; grandchildren, Kendra (Brown) Lazear and her husband, Blake Lazear, and great-granddaughter, Jayden Lazear, Athea (Eberhardt) King and her husband, David King, Karissa (Brown) Hinton and her husband David Hinton, Emma (Walker) Daniels and her husband, Jacob Daniels, and Aubrey Brown and his wife Kendall Brown.

She was preceded in death in by her husband, George Heller of 66 years, son in infancy, Keith Heller, parents Adolf and Ruby (Port) Solbrig, siblings Atellia (Solbrig) Kinzenbaw, and Darold (Bud) Solbrig.

Vava (Solbrig) Heller was born and raised in Marengo, IA, the second daughter of the town dentist, Dr. Adolf I. Solbrig. She graduated from Iowa Valley High School in 1949 and earned a teaching certificate from The Teacher’s College, now UNI. Vava taught elementary school and then assisted special education in Conroy, IA. She married her high school sweetheart, George Heller and they settled in Marengo. Vava and George loved travelling the United States and visiting family out west. Vava was very involved in her community in education, taking classes, Bible studies, and involvement with Presbyterian Church in Marengo.  She taught Sunday school, was a Girl Scout Leader, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. She was active in water aerobics into her 80’s. She used her exceptional baking and sewing skills to make items and goodies to donate to charities and church fundraisers.

Vava was always there with a thoughtful gesture and listening ear to her children, grandchildren and extended family. Her life motto was “When you are having a hard time or a bad day, go do something nice for someone.” Her grace, dignity, and strength will be missed greatly by her loved ones.

 

 

 

Linda Meyer, age 65, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center.  There will be no services at this time.  Memorials may be contributed to the Farm and Family Veterinary Clinic, Brooklyn, Iowa.  Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn is in charge of arrangements.

Linda was born on April 16, 1953 at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She grew in Cedar Rapids, Iowa were Linda graduated from high school and attended Beautician College. Linda worked in the Shipping and Receiving Department at J&A Printing in Cedar Rapids. After retirement Linda moved to Montezuma and Brooklyn. Linda resided in Brooklyn at the time of her death.
     

Linda is survived by wonderful friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.

 

 

 

James H. “JJ” Johnson, age 79 of Marengo, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Specialty Select Care Center in Des Moines. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 17, 2018, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo with Rev. Andrew Gray officiating.  Burial will be in Ohio Cemetery, rural Ladora. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Thursday, August 16, 2018, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, or Marengo Senior Dining.

James Henry Johnson was born February 6, 1939, in Marengo, Iowa, the only child of Henry and Dorothy Patterson Johnson. He graduated from the Marengo High School with the Class of 1957. He attended the University of Iowa where he was a member of the University of Iowa Golf Team. In the 1960’s Jim owned and operated JJ’s Clothing and Shoes in Marengo. Later he was employed by the Amana Golf Course in the Pro Shop, and then worked with several clothing stores in the Tanger Mall complex.

JJ’s passion was golf, and he was a fixture at the Marengo Golf Club. He served as Golf Historian and had many stories and memories on this topic.  He spent years mentoring the young golfers and provided invaluable lessons on etiquette for on and off the course. “JJ” as he was known in the golfing community, was an excellent golfer, and played in many state amateur tournaments. He relished playing other courses and mixing with the other passionate golfers out there.
 
His free time was spent golfing with friends , hunting with his four-legged companions, most of them named “Butch”, and serving His Lord through his work at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was a devout member of St. John’s, where he served as an elder, enjoyed fellowship with the Dartball Team, and supported the many church functions and activities. He was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed the game for many years.

Jim is survived by numerous cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

 

 

 

Jerome “Jerry” Allan Kellenberger, age 78, of South Amana, passed away at his home July 27, 2018.  Funeral Services:  10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Elder Kristie Yoder officiating.  Visitation:  4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  Burial will be in the South Amana Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Jerry’s name.                                                           

Jerry is survived by his wife Barb; two children Linda Gipple and Greg Kellenberger (Tammy), of South Amana; three grandchildren Ashley Kellenberger (Jake), Lucas Kellenberger and Andrew Kellenberger; one great-grandson Axel Vance; a grand dog Dallas; two brothers Gordon (DeAnna) Kellenberger and Pat (Kathy) Kellenberger; four sisters-in-law Myrna Leinart, Frances (Jesse) Gomez, Mary (Bill) Kreis, and Gini (Gene) Possehl; and many nieces and nephews and their families and life long friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law Bob Leinart and a nephew Mark Leinart.

Jerry was born December 27, 1939 in South Amana, and lived in the same house his entire life.  He attended Amana High School.  On November 12, 1960, he married Barbara Eleanor Misel at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  Jerry was a life long resident of South Amana.  He worked at the  Amana Society Bakery, the farm department, service company, the Woolen Mill, Myer’s 66, Butch’s Repair and helped out elderly neighbors.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, wrenching on old cars, listening to the Sunday morning radio show “WMT Variety Time” very loudly, fixing anything that was broken and watching the Chicago Cubs.  The family requests casual dress for the visitation and the funeral service.

 

 

 

 

Donald F. “Donnie” Bunn, age 82, of Brooklyn, Iowa, died Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Mayflower Health Care, Grinnell. Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 30, 2018, Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. Visitation will be from 10 – 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home. Private Burial Services will follow. A memorial fund has been established.

Donald is survived by his children, Kimberly McDonald, Jan Tuttle (Ed), Alan Bunn, Michele Sadler (Tracy), and Michael Bunn (Vickie); seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother Jim Bunn and three sisters-in-law, Mickie Bunn, Doris Bunn and Evelyn Bunn.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lillie Bell Bunn in 2012, four brothers, Noble, Charlie, Carroll and Johnny Bunn, two sisters, Ruth Helm and Frances Montgomery, and three siblings in infancy.

Donald Floyd Bunn was born August 5, 1935 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of John Bunn and Tressie Wheeler Bunn. He attended the Brooklyn schools through eighth grade and then enlisted in the U.S. Marines.  He proudly served his country for 8 years, working as a teletype operator.  He received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.  “Once a Marine, Always a Marine.

Upon his discharge and his return home, Donnie and Lillie Bell Garwood were united in marriage on May 2, 1958 in Iowa City.  Donnie worked for the railroad for several years and then went to work for Amana Refrigeration as a forklift driver for almost 20 years. 

He enjoyed playing horseshoes and Rolle Bolle, and he loved to take the kids fishing. He was a member of the Brooklyn American Legion Post 294.

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Eugene Esser, age 78, of Marengo, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018, at his home.  Funeral Services:  10:30 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Conroy, with Pastor Gary Sears officiating.  Visitation:  4 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Conroy with Military Honors.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to Essence of Life Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church, Conroy.

Bob is survived by his wife Karen; four children Rinda (Scott) Wolfe, of Lady Lake, Florida, Todd (Christina) Esser, of Marengo, Kelsie (Billy) Ballard, of Marengo and Eugene Fresneda, (Mary Jo), of Spain; four grandchildren Lauren Shoup, Brandon Shoup, Taylor Shoup and Sidney Ballard; three siblings Virgie Wehr, Marion, Verna (Gordon) Goeldner, Marengo and Steve (Connie) Esser, Walford.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter Lindsey Shoup and a brother-in-law Cletus Wehr.

Bob was born July 17, 1940, in Des Moines, the son of Cletus and Mildred Tedrow Esser.  He graduated from North English High School in 1959.  Bob joined the U.S. Army and served for two years while stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado.  He married Karen Diane Zuber on September 28, 1963, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Conroy.  They made their home in Amana for 19 years, until moving to Marengo in 1985.  Bob farmed and also worked at Cherry Burrell for 30 years.  He enjoyed wood working, making furniture and was an Iowa Hawkeye fan. 

The family extends a special thankyou to Essence of Life Hospice for the excellent care Bob received.

 

 

Evelyn P. “Polly” Hocamp, age 80 of Marengo, died peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Colonial Manor of Amana. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 P.M. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Family graveside services will be held at Dalmanutha Cemetery, rural Casey, IA. A memorial fund has been established.

Evelyn Pauline was born March 16, 1938 in Casey, Iowa, the daughter of Claude Leo Osborn and Esther Lydia Clyde Osborn. She attended the Casey elementary and high school, and married Lawrence “Bud” Hocamp in 1955.  The couple then moved to California. She later divorced and relocated back to Iowa in 1970.  Polly worked several office and sales positions throughout the years, retiring from MCI in Cedar Rapids in 1999.

She is survived by her children, Tony (Tricia) Hocamp of Marengo, and Kim (Brett) Volk of Cosgrove; grandchildren, Elisabeth, Nicholas, and Joshua Hocamp of Marengo, Kyle (Rachel) Volk of Oxford, and Zach (Julie Mueller) Volk of Iowa City; great-granddaughters, Emmersyn and Aidalyne Volk of Oxford; a sister Twila (Lee) Garside of Adair; and several nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sisters, Lois (Merle) Conrad and Velva (Bill) Potter.

The Hocamp family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Marengo Memorial Hospital and Mercy Iowa City, for the excellent care provided to our mother.

 

 

 

Linda R. Puegner, age 103, of Amana, formerly of High Amana, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at Colonial Manor of Amana. Visitation will be 5-6:30 P.M. Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the Middle Amana Church, Middle Amana, Iowa.  Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 16, 2018, Middle Amana Church, with Elders Kristie Yoder and Andrea Haldy officiating. Burial will be in the High Amana Cemetery. Memorials may be contributed to the Amana Church Society or the Amana Arts Guild.  Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Linda is survived  by nieces and nephews, Brian (Holly) Zimpleman of Osage Beach, MO, Charlotte (Gary) Heishman of Amana, Craig (Barbara) Puegner of Eden Prairie, MN, Janet (Rich) Carlson of Bennington, NE, and Sharon (Wade) Ramsey of Omaha, NE; and several grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings, Edna Zimpleman and Otto Puegner.

Linda Rosa Puegner was born June 21, 1915 in High Amana, Iowa, the firstborn child of William Puegner and Henriette Ehrman Puegner.  She attended school in High Amana. Linda was a loom operator for the Amana Woolen Mills her entire working career.  She was a lifelong member of the Amana Church Society. Linda was one of the last surviving Amana members who worked in the communal kitchens, which ended in 1932. She enjoyed knitting, tatting, gardening and reading.  She spent the last nine years residing with the Lakeview Estates and Colonial Manor community.

 

 

 

 

Kenneth McMillan, Jr., age 81 passed away, Friday, July 13, 2018 at the English Valley Care Center, North English, Iowa. The family will receive friends from 9 A.M. until 11:00 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dan Jessop officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg. A memorial fund has been established.
Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ken is survived by his wife Thelma; his children, Angela Durkee (John Marich) of Mount Auburn, Anthony (Bonnie) McMillan of Iowa City, Matthew McMillan of Summerville, NC, Timothy (Connie) McMillan of Parnell, and Mitch (Dawn) McMillan of Williamsburg; 3 stepsons, Doug Burkle, Eric (Shirlean) Burkle and Jeffrey (Kristeen) Burkle, all of Cedar Rapids; seventeen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are step brothers, Albert (Lois) Ray of Morilton, AR,  Robert (Carol) Ray of Nema, AR, Carroll (Shirley) Ray of Gilcrest, CO, and a special sister-in-law, Marjory Ray of Nixa, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Cynthia Heims, a sister Mary Dell Stice and a stepbrother Donald Ray.

Kenneth was born June 28, 1937 in rural Sigourney, Iowa, the son of Kenneth Felix McMillan and Lois Fern Van Orsdal McMillan.  He attended country schools and graduated from Ollie High School. Ken proudly served his country as a member of the National Guard. He and Thelma Tuck were married November 18, 1988 at the First Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg. The couple made their home in Williamsburg.

Ken was employed with Amana Refrigeration for 42 years. He was a 50 year member of the Machinists Union and actively participated at the local, state, and national functions. He enjoyed antique tractors, gardening, hobby farming and building toys for his children.  In earlier years he was involved with the Boy Scouts as a scout master. He also raised show rabbits. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg.

 

 

 

Lloyd Pfeaster, age 76 of Marengo, died Monday, June 11, 2018 at his home.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 16, 2018, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Burial will be in the  Indianapolis Cemetery, rural What Cheer. The family will receive friends after 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established.

Lloyd is survived by his son Amos of Ogden, UT; a step daughter, Lisa Dean of Washington State; five grandchildren; a sister Fay (Morris) Bohrn of West Amana, a half-brother Francis Grover of Marengo; a sister-in-law Carylin Pfeaster of Oregon, along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Laverne and Dewayne.

Lloyd Leroy Pfeaster was born October 20, 1941 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Amos Joseph and Doris Elnora Campbell Pfeaster.  He attended schools in the Oskaloosa, What Cheer and Sigourney areas.  Lloyd worked several jobs during his lifetime. He worked on a fur farm, a chicken farm in Idaho, and was a trucker for a sale barn. Most recently he worked on the Reichert horse ranch near Marengo. In his leisure hours he enjoyed fishing. Ever the cowboy, Lloyd enjoyed trail rides and rodeos.

 

 

 

 

 

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