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Kenneth E. Lunsman

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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Kenneth E. Lunsman, 64, of rural West Burlington, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The funeral for Kenneth will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at Lunning Chapel. Kenneth's niece, Lay Pastor Kimberly Louwagie, will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. The Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., today at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.

A memorial has been established.

Born Nov. 1, 1942, in Mason City, he was the son of Howard and Beada (Kollasch) Lunsman.

On Sept. 30, 1972, he married Katherine L. Harms in Spencer.

Kenneth was a graduate of Spencer High School, attended the University of Iowa and Mason City Jr. College and received his business degree from Buena Vista University and attended R.O.T.C. School. He was a Vietnam Army veteran achieving the rank of captain.

Kenneth worked in sales at U.S. Cellular, McGregor Furniture, Hy-Vee Floral, and AAL Insurance. He owned his own Coast-to-Coast Store in Heron Lake, Minnesota from 1975 to 1982 and in retirement worked for H&R Block Tax Preparation.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, serving as president of the Church Council for two years, and a member of American Legion. As an accomplished organist, starting at age 15, he played for several Lutheran churches in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa until his move to West Burlington in 1989.

His parents preceded him in death.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Katherine Lunsman of rural West Burlington; one son, Kraig E. Lunsman of West Burlington; one daughter, Kristel L. Lunsman also of West Burlington; and two sisters: Beverly Lunsman of Mason City, Iowa and Karen (Lynn) Wee of Spencer.