BIENFANG, Kenneth Elgin 1929-2016
Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 4/9/2017 at 19:58:15
Kenneth E. Bienfang
Died: Jul 11, 2016
Private Family Funeral Services will be held.
Garden of Memories Cemetery with Military Rites by U.S. Navy Honor Guard, Evansdale AmVets Post #31 and Waterloo AmVets Post #19
Kenneth Elgin Bienfang, 87, of Denver Iowa, formerly of Waterloo, left his family and many friends to find a new home in heaven on Monday, July 11, 2016. He died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born May 24, 1929 in Grundy Center, Iowa, the son of Wilfred C. and Mae Mast Bienfang and graduated from Orange High School in 1948. He was fourth in the line of nine hard working farm kids.
He served in the United States Navy Seabees assigned to the USS Sphinx during the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge.
Kenny was a welder in area weld shops, Chamberlain Trailer, taught welding at UNI and Hawkeye Community College from 1967-1993. Teaching was his gift and his dedication to student success was a daily and personal passion. He had been a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church since 1970 and a member of the Waterloo Masonic Lodge, American Legion and Waterloo AmVets.
Kenny is survived by his daughter, Kende Wynn and husband Todd of Colorado Springs, Colorado; son, Victor and wife Michele of Cedar Falls; son, Rodney and wife Jean of Maxwell, Iowa; nine grandchildren Jena, Elizabeth, Trevor, Connor, Lance, Erika, Joe, Mitchell, and Tori. He is also survived by three brothers: Harold of Jesup, Iowa, Vern of LeSueur, Minnesota, and Arlon of Independence, Iowa; and his companion of >30 years, Patricia Steinhoff of Waterloo.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Marcella Bienfang, Wanda Snyder, and Evelyn Gray; and two brothers, Wilbur and George.
He loved spending time with people and reminiscing. His great smile and spunky disposition will be missed by any and all who knew him.
Source: Locke Funeral Home website
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