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Kenneth Joseph Krekel
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1909
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1950
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA

Kenneth Krekel, oldest child and son of William George Krekel (1887-1951) and Loretta Louise (Strabala) Krekel (1890-1943) was born in 1909 in Burlington, Iowa, and died there at the Mercy Hospital in 1950.

He married Ruth E. Senn (1911-2011) in Burlington July 28, 1933. Their son was William Frank "Billy" Krekel. Ruth and Kenneth divorced before 1937. In 1947, about July 7, probably in Lee County, Iowa (when and where the marriage certificate was issued), he married again, to Hattie "Leota" Walker, a native of Louisa County, Iowa.

Kenneth and Leota lived in West Burlington. He worked with his brother in a family business doing automobile painting.

Kenneth developed leukemia, and died of it January 24, 1950 at Mercy Hospital. His funeral and burial were January 27.


The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 11, January 24, 1950; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Kenneth Joseph Krekel, 40, of 113 Leffler street, West Burlington, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at Mercy hospital after a year's illness. He was born December 30, 1909, in Burlington and was married to the former Leota Walker. He was a member of St. John's Catholic church.

Surviving are his widow, a son, William Krekel; his father, William Krekel; a brother, Wallace Krekel, all of Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Leffler, Burlington, and Mrs. Virginia Swanson, Ft. Collins, Colorado.

The body is at Giles funeral home pending funeral arrangements.


The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, January 25, 1950; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Joseph Krekel 40, 113 Leffler Street, West Burlington, who passed away January 24th, will be held in St. John's Catholic Church Friday morning at 9:00 o'clock preceded by short services at 8:30 o'clock at Giles Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the Funeral Home Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Family links: 
  William George Krekel (1887 - 1951)
  Loretta Louise Strabala Krekel (1890 - 1943)
  Ruth E Senn Edmark (1911 - 2002)
  Hattie Leota Walker Brumm (1912 - 1967)*
  Kenneth Joseph Krekel (1909 - 1950)
  Mildred K Krekel Leffler (1912 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Burlington Memorial Park
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Garden: Lutheran; Lot: 40; Space: 3
Created by: DW Brumm
Record added: Nov 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100379287
Kenneth Joseph Krekel
Added by: DW Brumm
Kenneth Joseph Krekel
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