Harold Kephart, age 79, of South Amana died Monday January 13, 2014 at his home. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Thursday January 16, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Conroy with Rev. Gary Sears officiating. Burial: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Conroy with military honors. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Wednesday January 15, 2014 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Essence of Life Hospice, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Harold is survived by his wife Annie; his children Robert (Molly) Kephart of South Amana, and Richard (Meri) Kephart of Lithia, FL; four grandchildren Willa and Edgar Kephart of South Amana and Max and Enric Kephart of Lithia, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Helen-Lois Garringer and a nephew Vonnie Garringer.
Harold Wayne Kephart was born September 18, 1934 in Conroy, Iowa to Robert Lee and Helen Olive Bell Kephart. He attended the Conroy Schools. He married Anna Marie Baumgartner on April 21, 1961 at the Amana Community Church, Amana, Iowa. Harold served for six years in the United States Army, stationed in Korea and Alaska. He was employed at Quaker Oats for 33 years. Harold was a life long member with the American Legion Post #76 in Marengo and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Conroy. He loved the Yankees and professional wrestling. The western channel on television was a great comfort in later years.