Kenneth J. Vonnahme
Kenneth J. Vonnahme
BUFFALO CENTER — Services for Kenneth J. Vonnahme, 73, of Buffalo Center, Iowa, will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, Minn., with full military honors held at the funeral home following the service by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 and Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1222. Burial will be held at a later date in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Fairmont.
Visitation will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Lakeview Funeral Home. Ken passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minn.
Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Kenneth John Vonnahme was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Carroll, Iowa, son of Lawrence and Ethelyn (Wolterman) Vonnahme. As a young boy, Ken moved with his family to Mallard, Iowa, where he began his education attending St. Mary’s Catholic School and finishing his education in graduating from Mallard Public School.
On Aug. 3, 1968, Ken was united in marriage to Rosa Guinn at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mallard, Iowa. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Shelley.
In August 1968, Ken was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country proudly during the Vietnam War. In March 1970, Ken received his honorable discharge.
On Sept. 15, 1989, Ken was united in marriage to Diane L. Nutt in Algona, Iowa. Together the couple made their home in Iowa and Minnesota.
Ken drove truck for many years and worked as a foreman for S.M. Hentges and Sons of Jordan, Minn.
He was a member of the Fairmont Eagles Club and a member of the Shakopee American Legion.
In his spare time, Ken enjoyed attending auctions and sales with his brother, Dan, and playing games on the computer.
He had a passion for farming, especially International tractors and he looked forward to the opportunity to spend the day bouncing in the tractor seat and seeing the countryside. Ken loved visiting and sharing stories with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by those that loved him and called him a friend.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Shelley Vonnahme; stepchildren, Terry (Shelley) Williams, and Jody (Todd) Jordan; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Betty) Vonnahme, and Dan (Darla) Vonnahme; brother-in-law, Gerald Nutt; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Diane; parents, Lawrence and Ethelyn Vonnahme; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Regina Nutt; son-in-law, Corey Williams; brother-in-law, Dewayne “Bud” Nutt; and sister-in-law, Mary Nutt.