In Memory of

Kenneth J. Kocour

May 29, 1931 - August 7, 2021
From: Fort Dodge, IA

Rockwell City – Kenneth J. Kocour 90, of Fort Dodge, formerly of Rockwell City, and Missouri Valley, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge.  Visitation and viewing will be 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2021 at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 6:00 p.m. 

     There will also be a visitation 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the United Methodist Church in Missouri Valley followed by a Graveside Service at 2:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Missouri Valley.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Kenneth is survived by his wife Mary of 67 years; children, Susan Wolter of Manson, Darrell (Cheryl) Kocour of Lake City, Karen (Steve) Gorden of Lake City, Keith (Michelle) Kocour of Fairfield, Janet (Doug) Martin of Dakota Dunes, SD, Kent Kocour of Pella, and Kurt Kocour of Lake City; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; brother Larry (Pat) Kocour of Missouri Valley; sister-in-law Sara Kocour of Missouri Valley; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his great-grandson Peyton Murray; parents, Frank and Christena (Reker) Kocour; sisters, Shirley Behm and Burdell Stirtz; brother Donald Kocour; and son-in-law Randy Wolter.

     Kenneth James Kocour was born May 29, 1931 at North Bend, Nebraska.  He graduated from Missouri Valley High School with the Class of 1949.  On May 23, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mary Lundergard at Missouri Valley, Iowa.  In 1955, Ken served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1957.  Ken farmed for a short time near Magnolia, before working for Deere and Company in financial services area of Omaha and East Moline.  He moved his family to Rockwell City in 1972 where he worked for Deere Insurance Company, servicing John Deere dealerships in north-western Iowa until his retirement in 1986.  In 2013, they made their home at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge.  He was a member of United Methodist Church and Rockwell City Lions Club.

Celebration of Life Service
6:00 p.m. - Friday
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa

Visitation & Viewing
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Friday
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa

Additional Visitation
1:00 p.m. - Saturday
August 14, 2021
United Methodist Church
Missouri Valley, Iowa
Pastor Anita Bane
Jim Wolter
Nick Gorden
Kendall Martin
Jessen Kocour
Kaleb Martin
Hunter Witt
Kaden Martin
Quintan Kocour
Lincoln Kocour
Organist - Fran Lawson
Graveside Services
2:00 p.m. - Saturday
August 14, 2021
Rose Hill Cemetery
Missouri Valley, Iowa


Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 4:33 AM
“Karen and Kocour family,

So sorry for your loss. Prayers said for all of you!

Joe Feld ”
- Joe Feld

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 1:16 PM
“Sue & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing! Sending our Prayers & Thoughts out to you I this difficult time!! Please let us know if we can do anything for you all!
J&J Tucker”
- Jim & Jeanie Tucker

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 1:13 PM
“Sue & Family,
Our sympathies go out to you in this difficult time!! Prayers & Thoughts sent to you all!
J&J Tucker”
- Jim & Jeanie Tucker

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“Mary & Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of You.”
- Joe & Phyllis Hutchinson

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 8:45 PM
“So sorry Mary Ann my heart breaks for you and your family. Hugs to all. Betty Luckow ”
- Betty Luckow

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 8:18 AM
“I will always remember Ken's smile and his funny sense of humor. Sending my sympathies to your family.”
- Clista Seals

Monday, August 9, 2021 at 8:01 AM
“Deepest Sympathy to all of the family.
Sincerely Pat Maunu

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