Kenneth Huegerich, 85, of Mount Carmel, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Carmel. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Friedrichsen. Music will be by Nancy Lemker and the parish choir. Lector will be Becky Halbur. Gift bearers will be Alex Huegerich and Kali Huegerich. Casket bearers will be Alex Huegerich, Todd Reese, Mike Huegerich, Tim Huegerich, Steve Huegerich, Matt Huegerich, Justin Huegerich, Chad Ross, Lonnie Kastle and Buck Kastle. Burial will be at the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. Visitation at the church will be from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Saturday.
Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Kenneth’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Born on Aug. 27, 1936, in Carroll, Iowa, Kenneth was a son of Henry and Genevieve (Grossman) Huegerich. He attended Holy Family School in Lidderdale and graduated in 1955 from Carroll High School. On June 13, 1959, Kenneth married Judith Bohnenkamp at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda. Kenny and Judy raised their family on a farm near Lidderdale. They later moved to Mount Carmel and were currently living at Garden View in Carroll. Kenny was engaged in grain and livestock farming, drove semi for Wenck Transportation, and was employed at Pella for over 20 years.
He was an avid collector of (mostly John Deere) antique tractors and would showcase his restoration work at the many tractor rides and parades over the years. He was a member of the Midwest Iowa Old Iron Club, Knights of Columbus, former member of Holy Family Church in Lidderdale and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Kenny is survived by his wife: Judy, of Carroll; his children: Joni (Todd) Reese of St. Petersburg, Florida, Jeff Huegerich of Mount Carmel and Scott Huegerich of St. Petersburg; his grandchildren: Alex Huegerich and Kali Huegerich; special family member Janine Harms; his siblings: Dale (Mary Ann) Huegerich of Exira, Margaret Grant of Lidderdale, Karen Brigman of Pinehurst, North Carolina, and Sandy Gardels of Dover, Deleware; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Daru Ross of Carroll, Jeanne Schumacher of Lake City and Carolyn (Jerry) Nieland of Auburn; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Dennis Huegerich; his sisters Eileen Ross and Janis Kastle; and his brothers-in-law Gene Brigman, and Bill Schumacher.