Carl King

Carl King

Funeral services were held Friday, February 18, 2011 at 10:00 a. m. in the Rippey United Methodist Church for Carl Homer King, a long-time resident of the Rippey area.
Words of comfort were given by Carla Werre, Chaplain of the Madrid Home in Madrid, Iowa.  Steve King also shared special memories of his father with the congregation.
Music was provided by Dennis Morgan, who accompanied himself as he sang, "Perfect Day" and "Hymn of Promise."
Honorary casket bearers were the caring staff of the Madrid Home, Raymond and Vanita McKelvey, Shirley Jacobs, Mary Meinecke, Joyce Radebaugh, Russell Laub, Marlene Radebaugh, and Mark Kenan.
Casket bearers were Dennis Jacobs, Gail Monthei, Larry Burkett, Jerald Fessler, Myron Rinker and Joe Hager.
Interment was in the Rippey Cemetery.
Carl Homer King, son of James King and Mary Saunders King, was born September 7, 1918 on a farm south of Rippey, Iowa, and died February 13, 2011 at the Madrid Home, Madrid, Iowa at the age of 92.
Carl graduated from Rippey High School in 1936. He worked for his father and for others on the farm. Carl had many exciting memories of his time, working for Ferguson-Diehl putting up power lines in Missouri.
Carl married Wanda O’Connell January 17, 1947. They were parents of three children, Stephen, Janis and Marcia. Carl farmed all his life in the Rippey area. He was a wonderful neighbor and active community member. His life revolved around his family and their interests. They were always involved with 4-H and livestock and Carl was always there to help. When Steve was busy with plowing competitions, Carl accompanied him on many trips, even abroad. His grandchildren’s activities were just as important to him and he was an avid supporter. Carl’s family remembers his wonderful stories and they have some of their own. Carl enjoyed fishing, land and ice, hunting in earlier days, and having coffee with his friends. He was a member of the Rippey Lions Club, Rippey Rod and Gun Club, served many years on the Rippey School Board and was on the Board of Directors of the Rippey Cooperative.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Wanda, daughter Marcia Brink, grand-daughter-in-law Billie Brink, sister Vada Gilroy and brother Howard King.
He will be lovingly remembered by his son Stephen of Rippey, daughter Janis Turpin and husband John of Jefferson, son-in-law Kenneth Brink of Ogden, 8 grandchildren, Joey and Toby Rains, Emma King, Katie, Kelly and Patrick Turpin, Keith Brink, Shelly and husband Keith "Dusty"; 7 great-grandchildren; sister Wanda Kinney of Perry; brother-in-law Ronald O’Connell and wife Lou of West Des Moines; sister-in-law Cleta Watson of Des Moines; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.