Kenneth G. Einfelt, Jr.

Aug 26, 2019
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10:30 am Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 W. 4th St., Waterloo, IA 


4:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 W. 4th St., Waterloo, IA


Hillside Cemetery, Cedar Falls, IA


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Kenneth Gayle Einfelt, Jr., 63, of Evansdale, IA, died at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital on Monday, August 26, 2019.

He was born December 19, 1955, in Waterloo, son of Kenneth Gayle Sr. and Mariam Evelyn Burk Einfelt, and graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1974.

Ken married Barbara Henn on April 5, 1975, in Waterloo.

He worked in the foundry at John Deere retiring in 1999 after 30 years of service.

Ken was a member of Linden United Methodist Church, Waterloo. He was an avid old car enthusiast, amateur chef (he loved cooking), and he loved his dogs, Diesel, Zeus, Boomer and Lucky.


He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Korey (Kim)‚ Evansdale; daughter, Kassandra (Jason Peterson) Einfelt‚ Waterloo; his mother, Mariam Einfelt‚ Waterloo; a brother, Kevin‚ Waterloo; a sister, Karen (Brian) Petersen‚ Waterloo; 6 grandchildren, Charles (Tori Hubrig) Medina, Kenny (Nitka Green) Einfelt IV, Lily Einfelt, Korinn Einfelt, Kendyll Einfelt, and Patrick Einfelt; a great-grandchild, Indigo Medina and one on the way; and 6 nephews, Tracy (Laura) Henn, Nick (Brandy) Kleinmeyer, Nathan Henn, Joshua (Jessica) Petersen, Shane Petersen, and Brad Petersen.

Ken is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth G. Einfelt, Sr., and a son, Kenneth Einfelt III.

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  1. Brian H. Charlton | Sep 03, 2019

    Miriam..Barb ...and family..

    Deeply sorry to hear of Kennys' passing....

    Have a ton of good memories from childhood thru high school of all of the family, that I was made to feel a part of!

    Whether it be the tether ball games in your playing pool in the basement...or just hanging out with his giant collection of comics....and who can forget the overnights in the tent, right in your backyard or the many softball games in the "church yard"....

    As I said..tons of memories...many thanks for all of them...

    Sincerely and love to all..





  2. Chuck Stohr | Sep 02, 2019
    R.I.P My Dad (Claire Stohr) worked with him for many years at John Deere, we lost my Dad back in March.
  3. Ardith Ohrt | Aug 30, 2019
    Barb and family, so very sorry to hear of Kennys passing. He is way to young! Good memories of the State Basketball tournament in 1974 State champs! Kenny was a great guy! May God hold you all close in his healing hands at this difficult time.
  4. Jenny Murphy | Aug 30, 2019

    I was very sorry to read of your loss, Barb.

    You and your family will be in my prayers and I know that your happy memories will sustain you during these days of grief and remembrance.


    Jenny Wurtz Murphy

  5. Julie & Carrie | Aug 29, 2019
    Our hearts are saddened and we will miss Kenny's booming voice, practical jokes and delicious cooking. Praying for your hearts to heal through memories and kinship of family and friends.    
  6. Mary Ann Hilmer | Aug 29, 2019
    Sorry for loss praying for strength for you and your family.
  7. Dee Child | Aug 28, 2019
    Sympathies and prayers to Kassie and the entire Einfelt Family! Kenny Jr sure had a rough road he endured these last years 😔 
  8. Billie McDowell | Aug 28, 2019
    Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family Barb. 
  9. Patsy Tragord | Aug 28, 2019

    Thoughts & prayers to you & your family.


  10. Becky Orvis | Aug 28, 2019
    My sincerest sympathies to Barb and her family. I went to East High with both of you, a couple of years behind.

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