Robert Kenneth Griffiths
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Robert K. "Kenny" Griffiths of Brooklyn, Iowa (Holiday Lake), passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the Taylor House, Des Moines, Iowa, with his loving wife Hazel by his side.
Kenny was born January 23, 1941, in Chariton, IA, to Albert and Cleo Vickory Griffiths and grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 2001. His hobbies were playing his guitar, fishing, bird hunting, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and his friends. He especially cherished the times he got to spend with his great nieces and nephews.
Kenny is survived by his wife, Hazel Doddema Griffiths; sisters, Doris Norton, Carolyn Price; brother, Tom (Renae) Griffiths, all of Des Moines; sister-in-law, Jackie Griffiths of Weldon, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill; and brothers-in-law, Hollie Price and Gene Norton.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Holiday Lake Community Center, 6A Lakeshore Drive, rural Brooklyn, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The Kent Church, rural Brooklyn or PALS (Poweshiek Animal League Shelter) in Grinnell, Iowa.
Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.
Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 3, 2013