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Kenneth Ewoldt

November 14, 1922 — March 25, 2017

The family requests memorial donations in Ken’s honor, in lieu of flowers.  Memorial may be  sent to
Phyllis Drake, 510 - 250th Street, Scranton, IA 51462

Kenneth Henry, son of Henry and Anna (Grimm) Ewoldt, was born on November 14, 1922 at Manning, Iowa.  He was baptized in the Lutheran church in Manning.  Ken attended rural grade schools and graduated from Manilla High School in 1939. 

   On July 25, 1959, Ken was united in marriage with Dolores Ann (Coats) Ranes at Kansas City.  He assisted his parents on the farm near Manilla for 17 years.  Ken then worked at Amoco Oil in Manilla for 19 years and as the Manilla City Clerk for nine years until his retirement in 1988.  He was a member and board member of the former Presbyterian Church and then member of the United Church and Golden Leaf Lodge.  During the 1940-50’s Ken served on the township committee for Red Cross and government agriculture programs. He was interested in all sports, especially his children and grandchildren’s, and enjoyed traveling.  Ken was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and at one time held football season tickets.

   Ann died in 2012 and Ken moved to the Manilla Manor in 2015.  Following a sudden illness, Ken died at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  He was 94 years, 4 months and 11 days of age.

   Preceding Ken in death are his parents and wife Ann Ewoldt.

   He is survived by daughters Phyllis Drake (Dan Towers), Scranton, and Paula Burgin (Richard), Penfield, NY; stepchildren Terri Gimlin (Gregg), Leawood, KS, and Randall Ranes (Nancy), Bakersfield, CA; grandchildren William and Anna Burgin; step grandchildren Jennifer Starkey (Sean) and Nicholas Ranes; 2 step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Rev. Vicki Fisher, Officiating   Music “How Great Thou Art” “He Touched Me” Mike Bolton, Vocalist Marlys Conner, Accompanist   Urn Bearers Anna Burgin and Will Burgin Interment Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa


The family wishes to express their gratitude for your kindness evidenced in thought, word and deed, and invites you to join them for lunch and fellowship at the Manilla FIRE Hall following the interment in manning.

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