Eldon Kinnetz, 91, of Webster City, died on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Iowa Specialty Hospital, in Clarion. Private family services will be held at a later date. Boman Funeral Home (www.bomanfh.com) is in charge of arrangements. Cards may be sent to the funeral home.
Eldon was born on January 31, 1931, to Rudolph and Lucy (Knox) Kinnetz, in Jewell, Iowa. He married Lulu Fisher on March 30, 1950, in Webster City, Iowa. He served in the Army during the Korean War, from January 1952 until December 1953. Through the years he worked at Maudlin Construction as a heavy equipment operator, at Bush Hog as a supervisor, maintenance for Electrolux and his own auto repair shop.
Eldon enjoyed working with iron, bicycling, playing the guitar, family gatherings and traveling to Branson, Missouri to camp. He will be remembered for saying “I don’t know” and “It’s just not fair”. Eldon was a man of Christian faith and was baptized in the Boone River in 1950 at the age of 19. His favorite scripture verse was Matthew 6:26-30.
Eldon’s family includes his wife; seven children: Raymond (Diane) Kinnetz of Webster City, Peggy (Don) Miller of Webster City, Linda (Don) Fortune of Duncombe, Jane (Greg) Ferrian of Fairbault, MN, Nancy Jondal of Webster City, Beth (Brent) Keppy of Waterford, MI, and Julie (Bruce) Adams of Rhodes, IA; 10 grandchildren: Stacy Crouch, Emily Maines, Travis Griffith, T.J. and Alex Mortenson, Gerit Naber, Jesse Jondal, Baylee and Ethan Keppy and Katelyn Adams; nine step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; half-sister Edna Kinnetz; parents-in-law Fred and Elsie Fisher; grandson Mark Naber Jr; great grandson Gavin Maines; many aunts; uncles and cousins.