In Memory

Ken Rethmeier

Kenneth Lee Rethmeier, 49, of Kirksville, Missouri, died unexpectedly, Sunday, March 14, 2010 at his home.

The son of Verne V. and Dorma Lee (Ingalls) Rethmeier, he was born November 17, 1960 in Marshalltown. On March 21,1981, he was united in marriage to Cathy Jo Ernst.

Kenneth is survived by his father, Verne V. Rethmeier of Eldora; one son, Casey Craig Rethmeier of Kirksville, Mo.; one daughter, Candice Nicole Rethmeier of Chicago, Ill.; his fiance, Lori Harris of Kirksville, Mo.; one brother, Daniel Rethmeier of Eldora and one sister, Michelle Herman and husband John of Paola, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his mother on July 4,1985 and one brother, Douglas Rethmeier.

Kenneth was a graduate from the Marshalltown High School with the Class of 1979. In 1983, he went to work for Miller Medical which become Home Care Medical Equipment in 1986. And at the time of his death, he had been employed as Regional Business Manager for Aero Care Rome Care Medical since 2003.

Kenneth was a member of the Kirksville Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf. He also loved riding his motorcycle and playing his guitar.

Kenneth has been cremated and his family will receive friends Thursday, March 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, Mo. A memorial service in his memory will follow visitation, with his friend John Haney giving a Eulogy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Victim Support Services. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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03/20/10 11:01 AM #1    

Jennifer Nissen (Sagar)

So sad that he went so young. Glad I got to see him at the reunion.

03/25/10 08:57 PM #2    

Larry Yee

This is very sad. Rest well, dear friend.

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