Service


Date:

August 26, 2020

Start Time:

10:30 AM

Location:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Address:

965 Home Plaza

Waterloo, IA 50701

Arrangements By:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Visitation


Date:

August 25, 2020

Start Time:

4:00 – 7:00 PM

Location:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Address:

965 Home Plaza

Waterloo, IA 50701

Kenneth L. McAhren

Kenneth L. McAhren, 93 of Waterloo, Iowa, died Friday, August 21, 2020 at NorthCrest Specialty Care. Kenneth was born June 6, 1927 in Indiana, the son of Elmer and Effie (McNew) McAhren.

He worked at John Deere starting in 1944 and retired in 1982 as a trucker. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. He was a military policeman in the Army during WWII and earned a victory medal for army of occupation in Germany. Kenneth enjoyed gardening and was also a farmer and grew sweet corn during the summer and grew other various vegetables. Sometimes he would set up a stand and sell his produce. He enjoyed talking and had the gift of gab. Kenneth was nicknamed ‘Dynamite’ from his coworkers at John Deere. He was known to be a giver and was always there for family to help when needed.

Kenneth is survived by a daughter, Linda Lancaster; a long-time companion, Shirley Kolash, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers; Donald, Wayne, Glen, Arnold, Robert, Lawrence, and Herbert; and two sisters, Thelma and Lavonne.

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