Kenneth Latwesen, 77, of Fredericksburg, Iowa, died Saturday evening, February 23, 2013 at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission, Texas.
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church in Frederika, Iowa with Rev. Dale Halverson officiating.
Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli, Iowa and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday.
Interment: St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Frederika, Iowa.
A Memorial Fund has been established in his name.
Kenneth Latwesen was born September 21, 1935, at Waverly, Iowa the son of Edwin and Edna Laura (Drape) Latwesen. He was confirmed on April 2, 1950, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Artesian. On May 26, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marian Ruth Redies also at St. Paul (Artesian) Lutheran Church. Kenneth was employed for several years at John Deere in Waterloo and farmed in the Fredericksburg area. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Frederika where he served on the church council and as deacon. Kenneth enjoyed fishing, camping, wintering in Texas, gardening, keeping his property looking nice and maintaining his equipment.
Kenneth is survived by his two sons, Kenneth (Lisa) Latwesen of Rochester, Minnesota and Kevin (Karen Dotzler) Latwesen of Cresco; four daughters, Debra (Darol) Stahlhut of Frederika, Diana (Allan) Goodrich of Fredericksburg, Denise (Rick) Haugen of Fredericksburg and Dawn (Chris) Zmoos of Sumner; twelve grandchildren, Derek Haugen, Jonathon Haugen, Nicholas Zmoos, Daniel Zmoos, Anthony Latwesen, Stephanie Kueppers, Stacy Goodrich, Jill Montgomery, Heather Goodrich, Jessica Zmoos, Cassandra Latwesen and Karson Latwesen; ten great grandchildren; a special friend, Pat VanAuken of Fredericksburg; a sister, Evelyn Sisemore of Frederika; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marian, who died May 22, 2005; daughter at infancy, Carolyn Latwesen; granddaughter, Renee Stahlhut; and step-father, Lloyd Peters.