Kenneth H. Haverly, 93, Garner, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at Concord Care Center in Garner.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 15, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Garner, with the Rev. Jim Dubert officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Wesley. The Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit will conduct military rites. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Memorials may be directed to Gateway Hospice.
Kenneth Henry Haverly, the son of Henry E. and Clara M. (Laux) Haverly, was born April 14, 1925, on a farm east of Wesley in Hancock County. He attended St. Joseph’s Parochial School and helped on the family farm. Kenneth served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1949 until 1951. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home to Wesley.
On April 18, 1950, he married Mary Joyce Kollasch at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wesley. Kenneth farmed and later worked for the Wesley Farmer’s Co-op until his retirement in 1990. In September of 2011, he and Mary Joyce moved to Prairie View Apartments in Garner. He enjoyed playing cards, tinkering on small machinery, listening to old-time music and, in his younger years, dancing.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner and past member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wesley where he was a eucharistic minister. He was also a lifetime member of the Wesley American Legion Post No. 428.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Mary Joyce, of Garner; four children, Dorothy Jean (Walter) Gatton of Belmond, Barbara Ann (Thomas) Navara of Worthington, Minn., Mary Kathleen Grimsley of Clear Lake and Steven Anthony (Twila) Haverly of Pella; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Haverly of Algona; sister, Audrey Haverly of Algona; three sisters-in-law, Rose Ann Haverly of Britt, Shirley Jean Haverly of Humboldt and Gail Kollasch of Colorado; a brother-in-law, James (Marla) Kollasch of Newell; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents; an infant sister, Jean Marie Haverly; grandson, Walter, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Macy Renae Gatton; and two brothers, Dennis and Hugh Haverly, preceded him in death. Condolences may be made at www.cataldofuneralhome.com.