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Kenneth D. O’Kada


Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
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Kenneth D. O’Kada



Kenneth D. O’Kada, 75, died on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Iowa City VA Health Care System in Iowa City, Iowa.

Kenneth “Ken” was born on November 5, 1937 in Cresco, Iowa to Henry and Violet (Betts) O’Kada. He was a Cresco High School State wrestling champion. Ken attended Iowa State University for a few years, and then joined the United States Navy. On November 1, 1969, Ken married Susanne Glenna. Together they farmed the Lime Springs and Cresco areas. He was a Disabled American Veteran and American Legion Post #135 member.

Ken is survived by his wife, Susanne of Lime Springs, IA, son, Daniel (Hyunji) of Harmony, Minn., who is expecting twins in November, daughter, Kimberly of West Union, IA, and her children, Brittany, Aaron, Tyler, Torin, Martin, and Emma, his siblings, Carl, Glen, Ida (Pete) Krueger, and June O’Kada

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held in September 2013 after Ken’s grandson Aaron completes Marine basic training.

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