Kenneth Zangerle, 76, of Hopkinton, died at his home on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Funeral services were held April 4 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Hopkinton, with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Father John Kremer officiated.
Surviving are six children, Charles (Paula) Zangerle, Manchester; Mary Zangerle, Carroll; Lorraine Zangerle, Mons, Belgium; William (Nina) Zangerle, Lisbon; Edward Zangerle, Burlington, Texas; and David Zangerle, Marion; nine grandchildren, Christina, Ashley, Cedar, Cyrus, Caan, Brad, Greg, Jenny and Shanna; and six siblings, Douglas (Colleen) Zangerle, Solon; Sandy (Tom) Dupler, Cedar Rapids; Joyce Keely, Colo.; Virginia Forrest, Marion; Herschel (Shelley) Zangerle, Marengo; and Greydon (Kristin) Zangerle, Cedar Rapids.
Kenneth Zangerle was born Aug. 17, 1936, at Sumner. He was the son of Frank J. and Ellen (Mulvihill) Zangerle. Ken graduated from the Hopkinton High School with the class of 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1957, where he served as an infantryman in Korea and Fort Lewis, Wash. He returned home from the service and married Maxine Smith at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sand Springs, on Oct. 17, 1959. The couple made their first home in the Buck Creek area before moving to the Hopkinton acreage. In his younger days, Ken operated a milkman route, hauling to the Hopkinton Creamery, and was also a farmer. Later he worked at Wilson Foods in Cedar Rapids, Cuckler Buildings in Monticello and Guetzko Construction in Manchester. He retired in 1999.
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