Corporal Kenneth Leroy Westendorf

Corporal Kenneth Leroy Westendorf was born on November 20, 1932 in Fairbank, IA and died November 17, 2013 in Cedar Falls, IA.

Kenneth Leroy Westendorf entered the United States Army on March 4, 1953, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Corporal before being discharged on February 17, 1955 in Fort Sheridan, IL.

Kenneth Leroy Westendorf is buried at None in , Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date 11/18/2076

Obituary

Kenneth Leroy Westendorf, 80, of rural Fairbank, Iowa, died on Sunday, November 17, 2013, surrounded by family at his daughter’s home in rural Cedar Falls.

Kenneth was born on November 20, 1932, in Bremer County, Iowa, the son of Helmuth and Clara (Brickman) Westendorf. He graduated in 1950 from Oran High School. He served in the United States Army from 1953-55. Kenneth was united in marriage to Shirley Ganske on June 17, 1956, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Readlyn.

The couple made their home on the Westendorf family farm, where they farmed and raised their 6 children. He enjoyed fishing, farming, hunting and carpentry. Kenneth was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Oran and was chaplain for the Wesgate Legion Post #92 where he participated yearly in their Memorial Day services.

Kenneth is survived by; four daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Muschick of Clemons, Iowa; Kandi (Roger) Hoffert of Fairbank, Iowa; Renae Westendorf Allen of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Rhonda (Tom) Graham of Cedar Falls, Iowa; one son, Kendall Westendorf of Waterloo, Iowa; his grandchildren and their families; Nathan (Christie) Kane and Brandon, Chase and Emma; Matt (Natalie) Kane and Katelyn and Sawyer; Troy (Sabrina) Cowan and Hannah, Anthony, Austin, Levi and Trevor; Dan Kane and Olivia and Jaxon; Aaron (Karrisa) Goodrich and Lily and Lincoln; Jeremy Rich; Kara Lee Mariah Westendorf Allen; Ashlee, Patrick and Westen Graham; Makenzie and Makayla Westendorf; nine step grandchildren; fifteen step great grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Dierks of Dixon, Iowa and Donna Tagtow of Waterloo, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Esther Westendorf of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Lorena Westendorf of Waverly, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, his parents, a daughter, Karri Goodrich, brothers, Edwin, Ervin, and LaVerne Westendorf and a sister, Esther Westendorf.

Funeral services will he held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Oran. Following the service, Military Rites will be conducted at the church by the Messerer-Fox American Legion Post #92 of Westgate. Visitation will be held on from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com
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“Kenneth Westendorf Obituary.” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc. Accessed October 5, 2014. http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Kenneth-Leroy-Westendorf/rural-Fairbank-IA/1315129.