George E. Kinzenbaw
George E. Kinzenbaw, age 84, of Marengo, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 at Unity Point St. Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2022 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Rev. Tim Miller officiating. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Burial will be in Bishop Cemetery, rural Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
George is survived by his children, Kim (Mark) McIntosh, of Cedar Rapids, Kathy (Bruce) Burke, of Amana, Kully Kinzenbaw, of High Amana, Krystal Kinzenbaw, of Marengo and George Flanegan, of North English; 10 grandchildren, Shelly (Joe) Koehn, Shayna Janda, Jakob Kinzenbaw, Kayla Olson, Mariah Kinzenbaw, Keegan Kinzenbaw, Kalvin Kinzenbaw, Sara Kinzenbaw, Jacobi Stafford and Rileigh Stafford; four great-grandchildren, Evan Koehn, Abby Koehn, James Janda and Willow Marvin; and a sister LaVerna Moser. He was preceded in death by his parents and a special friend, Barbara Hansel.
George was born July 31, 1938, in Palo, the son of Kalmer and Edna (Kindred) Kinzenbaw. He graduated from Marengo High School, with the class of 1956. George was united in marriage to Gerda Fink (Holub) in 1958 and the couple later divorced. George worked at Wilson’s, Amana Refrigeration and was also a farmer. He enjoyed NASCAR, tractors, attending stock car races and tractor pulls, going to casinos and liked to buy and sell just about anything. George also enjoyed going deer and mushroom hunting, rockhounding, and picking blackberries. He was a member of the Whitetail Unlimited, Farm Bureau, FFA, NRA and Marengo Rod Hawks.