Kenneth R. Stoner

Oct 1, 2017
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Memorial Services: 10:30 AM Monday, October 9, 2017 at Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7401 University Ave., Cedar Falls.


4:00 to 7:00 PM, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home


inurnment in Hillside Cemetery, Cedar Falls with military rites by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post #49 and Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard.


Cedar Bend Humane Society, Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church or Cedar Valley Hospice


Kenneth Richard Stoner, 68, of Cedar Falls, IA, died at his home Sunday, October 1, 2017 of cancer.

He was born August 18, 1949 in Cedar Rapids, IA, son of Daryl and Crystal Reece Stoner and graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1967. He served in the Iowa Army National Guard for 7 years.

Ken married Jennifer Roberts and they later divorced. Later, he married Ann L. Porter on November 7, 1987 at Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.

He was a national account sales representative at Martin Brothers Distribution Company for 40 years retiring in January 2015.

Ken was a member of Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. He enjoyed reading, traveling, watching baseball and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; sons, Tim (Dawn) Stoner and Jakob Stoner, all of Cedar Falls; grandsons, Alex and Kyle; a sister, Kathleen Ann (Steve) Schoepske of Waverly, IA; a brother, Alan E. (Beth) Stoner of Ann Arbor, MI; and three aunts: Marlys Badger of Cedar Falls, Yvonne Warren of Orange County, CA, and Nora Reece of Cedar Rapids.

Ken is preceded in death by his parents.


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  1. Mary porterOCXK4 | Oct 06, 2017
    Ken was also my brother in law. She said it all. He was just a good man inside and out. He will be missed by all.
  2. Marieta Gissel | Oct 06, 2017

    Sorry to hear of Tim's dad's passing.   Thoughts and prayers with you all. 

  3. Cathy Nielsen Gray | Oct 06, 2017

    To Ann, sons, and family,

    I grew up with Ken.  He was always a good friend!  We had wonderful times attending youth group at Grace Reformed Church and many other activities there.  We also went to West High together.  Earlier this summer, I called him as our 50th class reunion was coming up.  We decided we should go.  So many of our friends were together there.  Lots of laughs!  None of us knew that would be our last time with Ken.  About a week later he sent many of us e-mails telling us of his cancer.  At that time, he also let us know that he was at peace with his diagnosis.  Ken was a Christian and loved our Lord Jesus.  I'm very sad and will miss him, but at the same time happy that he is in Heaven!  My sympathies to you Ann and family.  Ken will be missed by all!  Loved his smile!

  4. Mark Schauls | Oct 05, 2017

    Sorry for your loss. 

  5. Dale and Rae Jean Jeffries | Oct 05, 2017
    We are deeply saddened by this news, and yet we rejoice in the knowledge that he was meant by the King at the gates of heaven. May our God make his presence known to all Kens family and provide peace and comfort during this most difficult time. 
  6. Ann Wood | Oct 04, 2017

    Thinking about Ann, Jakob and the entire family at this time. 

    The Wood Family; Chip, Ann, Brendan and Madison

  7. Hannelore Porter | Oct 04, 2017

    Ken was my brother in law. I couldn't have asked for a better one. I loved him like a brother. It was always fun to be around him. I am so glad I went to Iowa to see him a couple weeks ago. And my hat off to my sister in law Ken's wife Ann. She took such loving care of him until the end. Ann is a real trooper and I'll love her forever.

    I know Ken will also be missed a lot by his two sons Tim and Jake and his two grandsons Alex and Kyle. They also gathered around him in his last few days and weeks.

    Ken you will be missed by everyone. 

    Rest in Pease

  8. Dan Dreyer | Oct 04, 2017

    Ann, Tim and family and Jakob,

              I just wanted to say first of all I am praying for you that Jesus will comfort you at this time. It seems like he was taken to early, but he lived life to the fullest. He was a great friend to me and I have no doubt a great husband and father to all of you. 

             We always had a fun time traveling together whether it was here in Iowa to see my schools or going to conferences together. He was always quick with a one-liner and always made everyone smile and be happy.

             So I will always remember Kenny's smile and jokes!!!!! He made me smile!!!!

             Dan Dreyer

  9. Amy Dutton | Oct 04, 2017

    I worked with Ken at Martin Brothers years ago.  At a time when I was new to my job and the area, Ken was helpful and welcoming and a lot of fun.  My sympathies to everyone who knew and loved him.

  10. Bob Roisum | Oct 03, 2017
    My deepest sympathy to all.  

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