John C. Keinroth (1946 - 2011)

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INDEPENDENCE - John C. Keinroth, 64, of Independence, died Thursday, Oct. 6, at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo.
John was born on Oct. 28, 1946 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Frank and Clarice (O'Neill) Keinroth. At the age of five John moved with his family to Oelwein, where he graduated from high school. He attended the North Iowa Community College, Mason City for several years. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from July 10, 1969 thru July 9, 1971.
Following his discharge John became employed with the Fareway Stores working in Ottumwa, prior to becoming the store manager in Independence in 1991.
He was married to Renee M. Kanne on March 20, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was a member of the Independence Rotary, The Independence Ambassadors, The American Legion and the V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife; Renee, three sons; David (Piper) Keinroth, Sioux Falls, S.D., Jeff (Lisa) Keinroth, Waukee, and Andrew Keinroth, Independence, two grandchildren; Mason and Hutton Keinroth, a sister; Barb (Bernard) Shannon, Oelwein, and a brother; Frank Keinroth, Enid, Okla.
John was preceded in death by his parents and a sister; Gail Keinroth in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory Independence with inurnment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10 at the Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory, Independence where a military memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be directed to: The John C. Keinroth Memorial Fund, c/o Security State Bank, 231 1st St. E.; Independence, Iowa 50644.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Oct. 7 to Oct. 14, 2011
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