Ken's services will be live streamed for those who cannot attend.
Kenneth Dean Lilienthal was born July 16, 1963 in Danvers, Illinois to Richard Gene and Nora Ann (Moore) Lilienthal. He graduated from Grand Valley School in 1981.
Ken married Juanita Kim Conlon on August 4, 1988 in Frankfort, Germany. To this marriage was born 3 children: Brandyn, Chelsea, and Amber.
Ken served in the U.S. Army as a utility helicopter mechanic, technical inspector, and Aircraft Quality Control for 23 years. This included a tour in Iraq, Desert Storm and two tours in Honduras. He then worked at Vetter Equipment in Mount Ayr for 23 years; six of which he got to work with his son.
Ken enjoyed racing with Mat West, never missing a super national’s race in Boone; he loved getting together to BBQ, smoke meat, and drink a beer with all his buddies. He was a Vikings football fan. He loved spending time with his grandkids and family.
Ken never told anybody no, he was always willing to help anyone out in anyway he could. Ken would always rather teach you how to fix something than him just fix it for you. He always had a big heart and a soft side under that rough exterior and everyone that were his friends knew that.
Ken passed away August 5, 2020 at his home in Kellerton, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law Fletcher Conlon and his beloved dogs, Ginger and Bella.
He is survived by his wife Kim of Kellerton; children, Brandyn (JoElla) Lilienthal of Creston, Chelsea (Tyler Lorentz) of Lamoni, and Amber (Clay) Neas of Kellerton; grandchildren, Khloe Johnson, Brantley Neas, Delaney Neas, Wynter Lilienthal, and Kendall Lorentz; brothers, Todd (Carme) Lilienthal of Decatur City, Vic (Shelly) Lilienthal of Des Moines, and Lori (Duane) Clayton of Creston; mother-in-law Berneice Conlon of New York; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorials are to Kim to be decided later.
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