Kenneth H. Haverly, 93, of Garner, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at Concord Care Center in Garner.
A memorial mass will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, March 15th at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner with Rev. Jim Dubert officiating. Burial will be at a later date at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Wesley. Military rites will be conducted by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Memorials may be directed to Gateway Hospice.
Kenneth Henry Haverly, the son of Henry E. and Clara M. (Laux) Haverly, was born April 14, 1925 on a farm east of Wesley in Hancock County. He attended St. Joseph’s Parochial School and helped on the family farm. Kenneth served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1949 until 1951. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home to Wesley. On April 18, 1950 he married Mary Joyce Kollasch at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wesley. Kenneth farmed and later worked for the Wesley Farmer’s Co-Op until his retirement in 1990. In September of 2011, he and Mary Joyce moved to Prairie View Apartments in Garner. He enjoyed playing cards, tinkering on small machinery, listening to old time music and, in his younger years, dancing.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner and past member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wesley where he was a Eucharistic Minister. He was also a lifetime member of the Wesley American Legion Post No. 428.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Mary Joyce, of Garner; four children, Dorothy Jean (Walter) Gatton of Belmond, Barbara Ann (Thomas) Navara of Worthington, MN, Mary Kathleen Grimsley of Clear Lake and Steven Anthony (Twila) Haverly of Pella; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a brother, Paul Haverly of Algona; a sister, Audrey Haverly of Algona; three sisters-in-law, Rose Ann Haverly of Britt, Shirley Jean Haverly of Humboldt and Gail Kollasch of Colorado; a brother-in-law, James (Marla) Kollasch of Newell, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Jean Marie Haverly; grandson, Walter, Jr.; great granddaughter, Macy Renae Gatton; and two brothers, Dennis and Hugh Haverly.
To send flowers to the family in memory of Kenneth H. Haverly, please visit our flower store