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Doyle Konopasek

Doyle Vern Konopasek was born May 5, 1932 in Neligh, Nebraska to Frand Anton and Lottie Fern (Gatenby) Konopasek. He was called home on October 13, 2012 at the Winterset Care Center North Alzheimer's Unit.
Doyle's family moved to Lamoni, Iowa when he was a young boy and he graduated from Lamoni High School in 1951. He met Joan Hope Grannaman while living there and they were united in marriage on October 28, 1951. To this union they were blessed with 4 children; Linda, Glen, Jeannie, and Betty.
After their marriage, he was the assistant manager for the Lamoni Coop for 3 years. In which he decided to start farming in Eagleville, Missouri until he and Joan bought the Kellerton Locker in 1968. During the 30 years of him owning the locker, he belonged to the Kellerton Fire Dept for 18 years, Lions Club for 4 years, mayor of Kellerton for 6 years, and 3 years as night marshall. Doyle enjoyed spending his time with family and friends along with camping, fishing, playing cribbage, and making sure his garden was perfect.
Doyle was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Dalen and Leroy Konopasek; mother and father-in-law Walter and Alberta May Hughes.
Doyle is survived by his wife Joan Konopasek of Kellerton, Iowa; children Linda and David Dunn of Red Oak, Iowa, Glen Konopasek of Marshalltown, Iowa, Jeannie and Marvin Hultquist of Big Cabin, Oklahoma, and Betty Gage and Leroy Lee of Ottawa, Kansas. All of his kids blesses him 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; sister Leona Grass of Tekamah, Nebraska; brother Larry and Joann Konopasek of Warsaw, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial fund has been established to the Winterset Care Center North and Care Initiatives Hospice.

  • Open Visitation

    October 16, 2012
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    October 16, 2012
    2:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Tuesday October 16 2012

    Maple Row Cemetery

    Kellerton, IA


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I was a childhood friend of Jeannie''s. Joan, Linda, Glen, Betty and Jeannie, I am sorry for your loss

Posted by Lena Jane Hohn Kreutzer - Crystal Lake, IL - friend   November 11, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I knew Doyle and his great sense of humor way before my Daughter -In -Law was born . He always had a light in his eye,And for over 30 years made me Smile .When ever you walked in..... Our Grandson Kahne''s face lit up and your Cane was gone . Go with God Doyle ..On wings of Angels .Thanks for The Smiles .

Posted by Joyce Lawry - Osceola, IA - Grand -In -Law   October 16, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Grandpa was the best man in my wedding, couldn''t have asked for a better man. Having you spend Christmas morning with us to watch our open presents will never be forgotten. I have so many memories that will last a lifetime...I love and miss you so much already grandpa..Love your Tonny Su.

Posted by Tonya Rehmeyer - Cromwell, IA - granddaughter   October 15, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am glad that I had a opportunity to meet Doyle. His love of fishing and his sense of humor will always remain the things I will remember about him.

Posted by Gary Deen - West Burlington, IA - cousin   October 15, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM