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Darrell Cordes Kennedy

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Darrell Cordes Kennedy


Darrell Cordes Kennedy, 92, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Calvin Community Care Center in Des Moines.

Darrell was born December 1, 1920 to Glen Hazen Kennedy and Helen Vira Cordes Kennedy in Kamrar, Iowa.

Darrell grew up in Webster City, Iowa and following high school graduation, served three tours of duty in the Army during WWII and the Korean conflict. He married Flora E. Kramer, from Parkersburg, Iowa, on February 9, 1945.

He and Flo had three children, Daira Ballard (Bruce), Karen Ann Scallon (Tom), and Ric Kennedy.(Lisa Solinger). Surviving also are seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Flora, two sisters and four brothers.

Darrell and Flo were 50 year residents of Ackley, Iowa. In recent years, he has lived at Calvin Community in Des Moines.

According to Darrell's wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Ackley at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 121 Prospect Drive, Ackley, Iowa, 50601 or Calvin Community, 4210 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310. Please take a moment today to give someone a hug or tell them you love them.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 25, 2013
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