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Kenneth John Schmidt

HAWARDEN, IOWA – Kenneth John Schmidt, 60, of Hawarden, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at his residence under hospice care.

   Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time. A private family graveside service will take place at the Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden with Rev. Joshua Lowe of the Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS officiating. Public viewing, with no family present, and limited to 10 people at a time practicing social distancing, will be from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden.

   Kenneth John Schmidt was born June 20, 1959 in Hawarden, Iowa, the son of Donald and Marlys (Larson) Schmidt. He graduated from the West Sioux High School in 1978.

   Ken married Carla Bolluyt on April 20, 1979 at Hawarden. They made their home at Hawarden where Ken farmed and later did a variety of jobs. His last employment was driving truck for Marv Kaskie in Hawarden. He enjoyed working with old tractors and collecting and selling guns. He was a past member of the Hawarden Fire Department.

   He is survived by his wife, Carla; four children, Stephanie Hofer and husband Chris and their children, Jackson, Parker, and Mason of Beresford, South Dakota, Steven Schmidt and his special friend Jill Jacobs and his children Christopher and Taylor and her children Erica, Jaden, and Ani of Hawarden, Sarah Mora and fiancé Jose Topete and their children, Antwun, Dominic, Eli, and Riley of Hawarden, and Kendra Schelling and husband Trevor and their children, Paisley, Kambrie, and Asher of Hawarden; his sister, Mary Reppe and husband Larry and their children Adam and Brian of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and his mother-in-law, Clara Bolluyt of Hawarden.

   Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Marlys; his father-in-law, Bud Bolluyt; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

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My sympathy to you and your family Carla. Kenny was a very special person, and although I haven't seen him for a few years, he and I were very good friends. He was a very nice person, and we most certainly be missed by all of us.
Rodney Eden

rodeden57@gmail.com Apr 2 2020 12:00 AM

Our family's sympathy to you, Carla and your family during this time with the passing of Kenny. May you all find comfort in God's promise of eternal life and knowing he is no longer having any pain.

Cindy Waterman Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to all of Kens family. Prayers and Gods blessings

Rick and Carol Salberg Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies & prayers go out to Carla,Stephanie & Chris Hofer,Steven Schmidt,Sara Mora, & Kendra & Trevor Schelling in the passing of Carlas husband (Kenny) and the father of there children.Kenny will be rememered by his laughter and smile and wit of humor.Kenny loved the International Tractors.Kenny loved his wife,children and grandchildren and loved spending time with them.Kenny always loved to visit with friends.Kenny will be deeply missed by all.May God Bless all of you.

Casey & Cindy Havelaar Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Schmidt

Angie Beek Mar 28 2020 12:00 AM