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Kenneth Karloff

Kenneth Karloff

BEEMER — Services for Kenneth Karloff, 76, Wisner, was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beemer. The Rev. Jared Hartman officiate. Burial will be in the Beemer Cemetery.

Visitation will begin an hour prior to services at the church. Masks was required to attend the visitation and the service at the church.

He died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point.

Minnick Funeral Home in West Point is assisted with the arrangements.


Kenneth Duane Karloff was born on June 15, 1944, to Lester and Delilah (Neiman) Karloff in West Point. He was baptized and later confirmed in 1963 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beemer. Kenny attended Beemer Elementary School through the eighth grade.

Kenneth resided with his parents on the farm and after Lester’s death moved to St. Joseph’s Retirement Community in West Point before residing at the Wisner Care Center.

Kenneth was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He loved to play the accordion, spend time with his dog, Scotty, and had an affection for frogs.

Survivors include his brothers, Dean and Connie Karloff of West Point and Larry Karloff of West Point. Several nieces and a nephew also survive him.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Delilah Karloff; a brother, Keith Karloff; and a sister-in-law, Ruby Karloff.

In other news

Memorial services for Terry Wightman, 69, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be at a later date. Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services of Cedar Rapids in charge of the arrangements.

WISNER — Services for John Kaul, 85, Wisner, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner. The Rev. Janelle Siffring will officiate. Burial will be in the Wisner Cemetery.

PIERCE — Services for Linda L. Krueger, 68, Pierce, are pending at Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce. She died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

CREIGHTON — Services for Robert C. “Bob” Wilmes, 90, Creighton, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton. He died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Avera Creighton Care Centre.

Services for Trisha J. Lombard, 51, Inwood, Iowa, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of rural Inwood, Iowa. The Rev. James Koller will officiate.

BOW VALLEY — Services for Kathryn T. Kathol, 92, Bow Valley, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Bow Valley. The. Rev. An Duy Phan will officiate with burial in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley.

LINCOLN — Services for Gayle (Wolfgram) Hurlbert-Morin, 84, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 7900 Trendwood Drive, in Lincoln. Burial will be in St. Leonard’s Cemetery in Madison at 2 p.m.

PIERCE — Services for Travis Gardner, 39, Pierce, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce. Private inurnment will be at Prospect View Cemetery in Pierce at a later date. The Rev. Gordon Bruce and Travis Henry will officiate.

CLEARWATER — Services for Georgine Funk, 89, Ewing, were Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater. The Rev. John Norman officiated. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

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