November 18, 2013


Kenneth N. Janning, 74, of Carroll, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Marcy Anderson, St. Lawrence choir and EveVonne Muff. Mass servers will be Devon and Dakota Bauer. Lector will be Sally Mason. Gift bearers will be Kenny's grandchildren Hannah, Lauren, Alex, Payton, Carson and Kendra Janning. Eucharistic ministers will be Sally Mason, Mary Lou Janning and Pat Soppe. Casket bearers will be Kenny's grandsons Conner Janning and Christopher Janning, as well as good friends: Don Brown, Gerald Baumhover, Kenny Sanders, Marvin Schettler, Mudd Irlmeier and Rick Kramer. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 6:30 p.m. The casket will be moved to St. Lawrence Church at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when visitation will resume.

Online condolences may be left for Kenny's family at

Born Nov. 30, 1938, at Carroll, Iowa, Kenneth was a son of John B. and Theodora R. (Schoeppner) Janning. He attended grade school and later graduated from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. Following his formal education Kenny enlisted with the National Guard and served a brief time at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. On May 11, 1963, he married June Zimmerman at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sac City. Kenny and June made their home in Carroll where they owned and operated Kenneth Janning Terrazzo and Tile Company. Kenny loved to work, work and work, and passed his talents of the trade down to his sons. When he wasn't working he enjoyed time at his lake home at Lake View, gardening, fishing and hunting. Kenny was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll.

Kenneth is survived by his children: Keith (Connie) Janning of Carroll, Mike (Cindy) Janning of Carroll, Pat Janning of Carroll, Rhonda (Mark) Von Ahn of Carroll and Scott (Cindy) Janning of Carroll; eight grandchildren; one sister, Lois (Dan) Mein of Leavenworth, Kan.; his brothers: John J. (Mary Ann) Janning of Carroll, Bernard Janning of Carroll, Lowell (Julia) Janning of Glidden and Earnest (Diane) Janning of Glidden; his in-laws: Mary Lou Janning of Carroll, Art Becker of Charter Oak, Cliff Zimmerman of Sioux City, Florence Tatman of Sac City, Beulah (Wes) Cole of Sac City, Ruth (Jim) Mason of Sac City, Earl (Karon) Zimmerman of Sac City, John (Sandy) Zimmerman of Sac City, Chuck (Joan) Zimmerman of Sac City, Ted (Alice) Zimmerman of Sac City, Dennis Strodtman of Joliet, Ill., Harlan Schade of Sac City, Rita Zimmerman of Cherokee, Jean Zimmerman of Kansas, and Sharon Zimmerman-Pearson of Sac City; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; wife June in January 2012; sisters Louise Grossman and Dorothy Becker; and his brothers Lawrence and Jerome Janning.