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Kenneth Idler

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Kenneth "Bob" Idler, age 93 of Ionia, IA passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Floyd County Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Kenneth was born August 4, 1921 the son of Frank and Ida (Hundt) Idler. He attended Chickasaw School in Chickasaw, IA. On October 24, 1944 he was united in marriage to Darlene Bigelow. Following their marriage the couple resided near Charles City, The couple moved to Ionia in 1947. In 1959 the couple built a new home east of Bassett. Bob, his brother Vern and wife Darlene owned and operated the Skelly Filling Station and Garage in Ionia. Following the filling station, Bob and his brother owned and operated Idler Bros. Tiling. Around 1975 Bob, his son Lynn and son-in-law Dennis George operated Idler and Sons Tiling until he retired in 1985. In 1991 Bob and Darlene completed building a new home west of Bassett where he was currently residing. Kenneth was known for his love of auto racing. He supported Lynn #146 in Stock Car racing by helping build and maintain cars for many years. He is survived by his children; Joy (Dennis)George, of Springfield, TN, Lynn(Sandra) Idler of Ionia, IA; 1 granddaughter; 3 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren; niece; Bonnie Lore of Ionia, IA; great-niece Michelle Winter of Ionia, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Darlene; 2 sisters; and 9 brothers.

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  1. I have known Bob and his wife Darlene, since I was a small child. I have many memories of them, often in conjunction with my grandparents, Clarence Marian Meyer, or with my Dad, Dick Meyer. I cant even begin to guess how many stock car races I have attended throughout the years! Even though he didnt know me, I felt honored to see him, at the recent anniversary gathering of his son Lynn and wife Sandi, at the Idler shop in Bassett. Hugs to all of the family during this time and remember him through smiles and stories.

  2. THE WORLD HAS LOST A VERY TALENTED AND HUBLE MAN. IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO GET TO MEET HIM AND KNOW HIM IN THE LATE 1960S. EVERYONE WHO KNEW MR. IDLER RESPECTED HIS WORK ETHIC, MYSELF INCLUDED. GOD SPEED KEN IDLER. THE MILHAN FAMILY. ROGER, DEB AND BOBBI K.

  3. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us. If a man or woman should die, can they live again Hear the promise God has made He will call; The dead will answer. They shall live at his command. For he will have a longing For the work of his own hand. So have faith, and do not wonder, For our God can make us stand. And we shall live forever, As the work of his own hand (Job 1413-15


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