Judi Kay Kikendall

Jan 14, 2019
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Graveside Services in Garden of Memories Cemetery will be at a later date.



Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


Memorials to the family for a fund to be established at a later date.


Judi K. Kikendall, 72, of Waterloo, died at Rosewood Estate of Friendship Village Monday, January 14, 2019.


She was born January 28, 1946 in Waterloo, daughter of Arthur and Myrna (Stevens) Reese and graduated from Waterloo West High School with the class of 1964. She received her Associates degree from Gates Business College.


Judi married Jerry Kikendall on May 18, 1973 at Zion Lutheran Church, Waterloo.


She was a secretary at Rath Packing until it closed. She then worked at John Deere until the layoffs in the 1980’s. Later, she was a secretary at UNI and retired in 2006. Judi was a member of Kimball Ave. United Methodist Church. She was active as a Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Leader. Judi loved her family. She loved to travel to all fifty states, Mexico, Canada and Japan. She used to say her perfect vacation was “ Palm trees, coconuts, and an ocean beach.”


She is survived by her husband, Jerry of Waterloo; son, Kacy (Erin Tarr) Kikendall of Grass Valley, CA; daughter, Kari (Dusty) Olson of Waterloo; 5 grandchildren: Thomas, Savannah, Kaden, Lyla, and Culley; 3 brothers: Mike Reese of West Plains, MO, Steve (Sara) Reese of Rogers, AK; and Paul Reese of Waterloo; a brother‑in‑law, Jim (Kathy) Kikendall of Iowa City.


She is preceded by her parents.

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  1. John and Janet Zeien | Jan 16, 2019
    We are family but have lost touch over the years.  We are very saddened to hear of Judi's passing.  Condolances to the family.
  2. Paula Jo Ryan | Jan 16, 2019

    I worked with Judi at John Deere Tractor Works until we both were laid off.  She was always smiling and had a wonderful laugh that I can still hear.  Lovely lady inside and out.  May God bless you and comfort your family.



  3. Jo Lange | Jan 16, 2019
    I'm sorry to read this. I will always remember Miss Judi fondly. It was my great pleasure to be able to care for her. My deepest sympathies to Mr. Jerry and the children. God bless and keep you all in this difficult time.

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