www.DeJongsfuneralhomeDeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers
917 Blondeau Street
Keokuk, Iowa 52632
Kenneth Robert Bevering, 81, of Hamilton, Illinois, and formerly of Keokuk, passed away at 2:00 PM Thursday, November 7, 2019, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Kenneth was born September 22, 1938, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Kenneth and Martina Herzog Bevering. He was united in marriage to Carol Ann Golz on August 26, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois. She preceded him in death on November 14, 2011. He had served in the United States Army. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri, for a time and then returned to Keokuk. He received a degree in electrical engineering. He had been employed by McDonald Douglas. He had owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Keokuk and had been employed by Tri-State TV & Appliance and Alliance Pattern. He currently worked part time at Ace Hardware.
Ken was a member of First Lutheran Church in Keokuk and Lions Club in Hamilton. He was a former member and Past President of Keokuk Jaycees. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed being on the river and had belonged to the Yacht Club.
Ken is survived by a daughter Lorie (Nick) Mortimer of Arapahoe, Wyoming; four grandchildren, Becky (Josh) Justice of Keokuk, Anastasia Johnston and Katlyn Larkin of Riverton, Wyoming, and Kaleb Mortimer of Arapahoe, Wyoming; three great-grandchildren; and a cousin Alan Herzog of Keokuk.
In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Sherrie and a brother Donald Bevering.
No visitation or service is planned.
DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers in Keokuk is handling arrangements.
"So sorry to hear that Ken had suddenly passed away. I knew Ken for many years while he was in Keokuk, IA. We would always talk for several minutes whenever I went to Ace Hardware to get needed items. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss. Pat Beaird"
"I started to school with Ken & have known him all of my life. Enjoyed visiting with him at ACE Garden Center these past few yrs. Such a nice guy. My sympathy & prayers to his family! Martha (Sigmund) Barclift"