Kent D. Habeger

Friday, December 19, 2008
Kent D. Habeger

A funeral service for Kent D. Habeger, 50, of Burt was held Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at at the First Presbyterian Church, Algona with Rev. Glenn Wilson officiating.

Burial was in Fenton Township Cemetery, rural Lone Rock.

Kent D. Habeger passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 as a result of a farm accident.

Kent Duane Habeger was born Sept. 12, 1958 in Algona, son of Duane and Shirley (Mitchell) Habeger. He grew up on the family farm near Burt where he and his family continue to reside specializing in the production of show cattle.

He graduated from Burt High School in 1976 and then graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Farm Operations with an emphasis on Animal Science. Kent was united in marriage to Marti Noll on Nov. 26, 1983, recently celebrating 25 years of marriage. He proudly farmed along side his father, Duane, for over 30 years and along with their boys, he and Marti also developed Habeger Show Cattle. Kent judged numerous cattle shows from the local to the national level in several states including the Fall Classic, The Belt Buckle Bonanza, the American Royal, the NAILE, and was looking forward to judging at the National Western in Denver this January.

He was an active member of the Burt Presbyterian Church serving as Trustee and served as Burt Township Trustee for 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Melfred and Anna Mitchell; his paternal grandparents, Fred and Char Habeger; and a nephew, Jeffrey Von Muenster in infancy.

Kent is survived by his wife, Marti; two sons: Ryan and Mitchell; his parents, Duane and Shirley Habeger of Algona; his parents-in-law, Darrell and Carolyn Noll of Spencer; three sisters: Kirsten Strack and husband, Bill of Pocahontas, Sandy Evan and husband, Tim of Byron, Minn., and Lori Von Muenster and husband, Eric of Algona; and one sister-in-law, Elaine Edwardson and her husband, David of Winona, Minn.

Online condolences may be made to

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Algona was in charge of arrangements.