Kenneth James Atwater, 63, of Manchester, passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, surrounded by his family at his home.
Funeral Mass was held Dec. 30 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Masonville. Visitation was December 29, with a Scripture Service at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Manchester. Burial was in the Silver Creek Cemetery, Robinson.
Kenneth was born on May 24, 1950, in Cedar Rapids to Harold and Inez (Zenisek) Atwater. He graduated from Center Point High School in 1968. On Nov. 13, 1974, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann McDowell in Masonville.
Kenneth served in the U.S. Army and was an active member of the Ryan American Legion #692. He was a lifetime farmer. His pride and joy was his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Patricia of 39 years; three children, Vicki (Dave) Fisher of Tennessee; Alan Atwater (Meg) of Ryan, Karen (Troy) LaGrange of Swisher; grandchildren, Korbin Beatty, Kinzlee LaGrange, Owen Atwater and a new grand-baby due in May; one brother; Donnie (Jill) Atwater of Center Point, three sisters; Diane (Clifford) Bowers of Toddville, Marcia (Doug) Lawrence of Marion, Linda (Jim) Simon of Center Point.
Please sign the online guestbook for Kenneth at www.murdochfuneralhome.com  under obituaries.