In the Coon Rapids, Iowa, area, the grandchildren of Alonzo and Nettie (Williams) KINNICK, "The KINNICK Cousins," have met regularly for many, many years. My mother (and father) were part of the group, of course. Sadly, their number is diminishing greatly. Here is one more gone.[Note: Genevieve Herron's mother was Lucille KINNICK, one of Alonzo and Nettie's five children.]
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Hilgenberg, Thyrl Gene "Rock"
September 26, 1924 - December 29, 2009
Death: December 29, 2009
Place of Death: Thomas Rest Haven
Friday January 1, 2010, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Ohde Funeral Home, Bayard
Saturday January 2, 2010, 10:30 AM at United Methodist Church, Bayard
Officiating Pastor Charlene Wolfe Music Processional ~ "You Raise Me Up" ~ Chimm "Amazing Grace" Judy Hilgenberg "How Great Thou Art" Congregation Martha Wolfe, Organist Recessional ~ "Home" ~ Daughtry Casket Bearers Tim Hilgenberg Larry Hilgenberg Ric Hilgenberg Keith Hilgenberg Brad Kerns Dave Prescott Dan Imler
Saturday January 2, 2010 at Highland Township Cemetery, Bayard
Thyrl Gene "Rock", son of Louis and Lucy Bean Hilgenberg, was born September 26, 1924, near Coon Rapids, in Carroll County, Iowa. Gene was baptized into the Lutheran faith. He attended country school near Springbrook and the Bayard Community School. Following his schooling, Gene drove truck for several years. On April 28, 1949, Gene was united in marriage with Genevieve Herron. He worked for Garst and Thomas Seed Corn Company in Coon Rapids, Iowa for 14 years. In 1963, he began working as a maintenance supervisor for Oscar Mayer in Perry, Iowa. Gene and Genevieve lived in Coon Rapids for 6 years before moving to Bayard where they purchased his parents' home. After Gene's retirement in 1987, they continued to live in Bayard. Gene had numerous interests including golf, fishing, mushroom hunting, playing cribbage and watching car races. He was a lifetime active member of the Masonic Order. He especially enjoyed giving his grandchildren rides on his motorcycle. Gene was preceded!
in death by his wife Genevieve, his parents, a sister Thelma as a young girl, and three brothers-Lyle, Glenn and Merle. He is survived by his seven children: Tim (Judy) of Guthrie Center, Larry "Hap" (Ginger) of Coon Rapids, Ric (Gae Deane) of Avoca, Keith (Carla) of Camanche, Gaye (Dan) Imler of Bayard, Brenda (Dave) Prescott of Glidden, and Penny (Brad) Kerns of Ames. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren: Megan Sheeder, Tonya Schlepp, Travis, Trevor and Tyler Hilgenberg, Tiffany Fatka, J.C. and Kaylee Hilgenberg, Jordan and Zach Imler, Genna and Brendan Prescott, and Luke and Haley Kerns, as well as 15 great-grandchildren, sister Evelyn Wolf of Yale, sisters-in-law Loie Hilgenberg of Waukee, Naomi Kepple and Mildred Herron of Bayard, brother-in-law Gene Crouch of Bayard, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Families are Forever! ;-)