Williamsburg-Kenneth Dean Garringer was born July 27, 1948, in Williamsburg, the son of James and Anne (Welsh) Garringer. He graduated from Williamsburg High School and attended Upper Iowa University. Kenny lived in Shreveport. Louisiana for a number of years before returning to Williamsburg in 1987. He had worked for Kinze Manufacturing for 25 years before retiring. Kenny enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and watching the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Kenny passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg at the age of 72.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary (Don) Grimm of Williamsburg and Jan (Steve) Fick of Cedar Rapids; two brother, Ray (Fonda) Garringer and Paul (Chris) Garringer all of Williamsburg; 9 nieces and nephews, Mitch Fick, Rachel (Kyle) Vanourny, Lance Garringer, Bryson (Annie) Garringer, Bree Garringer, Austin ( Summer) Hilligas, Trenton (Ellie) Garrringer, Anna (Michael) McMillan, Ashley (Brandon) Dietrich and 7 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Patricia Garringer.
Private family Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Social distancing will be practiced. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, August 31, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. There will be a prayer service at 4:00 pm . A memorial fund has been established for the Knights of Columbus. Messages and tributes may be addressed to www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
"I met Doc my freshman year at UIU, and have so many fond memories of him. The one that stands out the most is in May of 1973, when Melanie, my roomie, and I were packing up to go home for the summer. We had the song "See You In September," blasting out the windows, when Doc showed up and belted out that song like he was onstage!! I played that one for you today, Doc! Your gentle spirit will live on and you will always be in my heart!
Nanci LaSusa Meyer UIU 76"
"Met Doc my first semester at Upper Iowa, through him and a couple other upper classmen was introduced and became a member of Bush. Doc was a gtrat friend to many in our college days and someone you could always depend on. Knew Doc for al.ost a year before I knew his name was Kenneth. After college I ran into Doc at a few K of C functions was always a pleasure to see him. RIP Doc from a fellow K of C and Bush Brother.
"We were very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I've known Ken ever since he joined the Knights. He was the ideal member, always willing to help and very true to his faith. He will be greatly missed.
"Dear Mary and Family, My Folkmann family would like to express our condolences to you regarding Kenny?s passing. He was a great guy and we always enjoyed talking to him when we visited Dad, Loren. He is in a better place. May God comfort your family and receive Kenny with open arms. Pam Folkmann-Huss and Family"
"I was deeply sadden to hear of Kenny?s death. Kenny was a fellow classmate of mine in high school and we shared many common interest. Condolences to the Garringer family. May he RIP."
"So sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. The Garringer family has our sincere sympathy.
Judy & John Lillis"
"Deepest sympathy to the family "