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Kenneth Stevenson

kenneth stevenson
Kenneth L. Stevenson, age 89 of Elma, IA passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Colonial Manor in Elma, IA. Kenny Stevenson the son of Lynn and Nellie (Seavy) Stevenson was born September 18, 1925 in Maple Leaf, Iowa. He attended country schools around the area. Following his schooling he worked various jobs. In 1946 he joined the US Navy where he spent much of his time on the USS Guadalupe. After returning home he married Betty Tierney on October 30, 1948 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. Kenny owned and operated Kenny's DX in Elma. Kenny enjoyed woodworking, and fishing. He was a big supporter of Elma. In his spare time he was often found helping out with different community projects and keeping the history of the town he loved. He was a member of the American Legion John Frahm Post #597, where he was the post commander for over 30 years. Kenny is survived by his children, Dennis (Sandra) Stevenson of Elma, IA, Gary Stevenson of Mason City, IA, Nancy (Glen) Benson of New Hampton, IA, Kelly (Cindy) Stevenson of Cedar Rapids, IA; brother, Donald Stevenson of CA; grandchildren, Brian, Scott, Eric, Aaron, James, Anne and great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Carly, Jenya, Myiah, Joey, Brady. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty; grandson Patrick Benson; sister, Marjorie Wells; brothers, Brice Stevenson and Lynn Stevenson.

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  1. Kenny was a real staple in the Elma Community, and I enjoyed visiting him in his later years at the Manor. I will miss his stories and our discussions about all of his pictures.What a great guy.thoughts and prayers to all of you!

  2. Rest in peace to Great Uncle Kenny. We enjoyed so many great days and nights at Kenny and Bettys housealways a welcoming place. Kenny will always symbolize integrity, hard work and straight talk to me and everyone else who was lucky enough to be a part of his life! We will miss you very much, Kenny. Your stories and passions live on. -Bradley Tierney

  3. RIP Kenny. Between spending nights at the Stevenson house and always having a tractor or car at Kennys getting repaired, I grew to appreciate his sense of humor and all that he did for Elma. Cant wait to hear some of the “real” stories!!

  4. Kenny you will be missed , having got to know you when you were net door at the station and helping out those in dire needs when something broke , what a tinkerer and fabricator . Needless to say a big Politician but that another story !!!

  5. Kenny, Betty, and family were our neighbors throughout all my Elma years. Kenny was active in everything and he definitely was a character in a good way. When I think of him, all I can do is smile at all of the good memories. Kennys DX was definitely one of the interesting “news hubs” in my Elma years. He gave of his time and talent to others. May God Bless all of you! R. Hammond

  6. Nancy Glenn and family sending our sincere condolences to you and your extended family in the loss of “Pa”. He will be missed for sure !

  7. Nancy, Glen and family our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Hold his memories close to your hearts and he will be forever with you. He was a “one of a kind” guy, and the stories you have of him will always put a smile on your faces.

  8. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILY OF KENNY. HE LOVED MY MUSIC AT THE CARE HOME EACH MONTH. HE TOLD ME MANY TIMES YOU ARE THE BEST TIM. HE WOULD SAY TO ME EACH TIME I CAME TO ENTERTAIN YOU HAVE MY SONGS TIM. I WILL MISS HIM BUT I WILL NEVER FORGET THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD WITH MY MUSIC. R. I. P. KENNY. YOU WERE A GREAT MAN. AND A GREAT FRIEND. FROM TIM AND CINDY HOWLAND. TIM THE MUSIC MAN PROTIVIN IOWA. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  9. RIP Uncle Kenny Memories are forever and Im happy to have them of you to live on with me❤️ He had a great love for his family Prayers for all

  10. So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing Kenny when we came to visit Glen Cashman. Kenny really enjoyed when we brought our dog, and the dog loved seeing Kenny too. Sending prayers to all the family. Sharon and Bill Cashman

  11. To all of Kennys family, my sincere condolences to you as you celebrate your Dad. I have great memories of Kenny and all he contributed to Elma. He proudly wore his military colors and always a good visit was had whenever in Elma with Kenny. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. To All Of Kennys Family, You are in our thoughts prayers during this sad time. I had many chats with Kenny always enjoyed his determination opinions, especially regarding “The City Of Elma”, as he called it. He cherished the simple, good ole days, as we all should. Never had to ask what he thought, hed be sure to tell you straight out. That was very refreshing, no gray areas. My Mom, Dorothy enjoyed cleaning for Betty Kenny, talking of the visits. She also rented Grandmas house and always appreciated the familys concern making sure all was well. After Betty passed, Mom Kenny enjoyed chats, coffee cookies. I always thought it was so special to see Dennis, the pooch Kenny cruising Elma after lunch everyday. It was nice to see them out and sharing Father Son time together. I would chat with Kenny at the Manor. I came for PT, hed be sitting outside with his radio, country music a smoke. May you all find peace comfort in our prayers. God Bless You All. Kenny will be remembered with fond memories of a strong proud man. Deb Morrison ( on behalf of Dorothy Vorwald)

  13. Kenney was a favorite family member of our whole family. Joe and I would stop on our way to Rochester with the kids and no matter what time of day it was he and Betty would make us feel welcome.. In hiis later years we would enjoy his stories and. Pictures when we would visit him in the home, sadly we didnt do that often enough. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days and weeks to come.Joe Marge Sweeney family.

  14. Our deep sympathy to all of Kenny”s family. Enjoyed little visits and chatting with him every time we came to the Manor to see family members. He always had a story to share. John Marlys Recker Roswell, GA

  15. SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR LOVED ONE KENNETH. (FATHER) NANCY AND GLENN AND FAMILYS OF KENNETH STEVENSON OUR PRAYERS GO OUR TO EACH AND EVERYONE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. MARGE AND DAVE MAYO 1080 KELLY DR. NASHVILLE N.C 27856

  16. Hey there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this page to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!


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