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Kenneth W. Coleman

May 01, 2017
Kenneth Coleman – 1927-2017

Kenneth W. Coleman, 89, of Farmington, died at 6:29 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Keosauqua Health Care Center.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua, with the Rev. Mark Caston and the Rev. Aaron Helterbran officiating. Burial will be in Greenglade Cemetery in Farmington, with military honors by Sargeant-Osweiler Post.

Visitation opens at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with family present 5-7 p.m. A Masonic service by Workman Lodge will follow the visitation.

Memorials to Bonaparte Baptist Church or Farmington EMT’s can be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 511 S. Front St., Farmington 52626.

Mr. Coleman was born Dec. 9, 1927, near West Point to Stephen and Iva Young Coleman. He married Betty J. Davis Aug. 7, 1955, in Cantril Christian Church.

He graduated from Cantril High School in 1945.

He and his wife lived in various locations in Van Buren County and retired to Farmington in 1998.

Mr. Coleman farmed and worked at American Chain & Cable in Fairfield.

He served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean War.

He was a member of Bonaparte Baptist Church, a 50-year Mason in Workman Lodge No. 634, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons Stockport, a member of Sargeant-Osweiler Post No. 563 American Legion, Bonaparte. He was a Past Master of the former Cantril Masonic Lodge, a 50-year member and Past Patron of Stockport Chapter No. 544, Order of Eastern Star, was a Rainbow Dad, received the Grand Cross of Honor and was a past-president of Bonaparte Lions Club.

Survivors include: his wife; son, Keith Coleman (Teri) of Burlington; daughter, Kimberly Maakestad (Steven) of Robins; sisters, Mary Ellen Harward of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Darla Casady of Mountain Home, Arkansas; five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: brothers, Leslie, Keith, Gene, Charles, Gary and Marvin Coleman.


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