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Kenneth Allen Underwood passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa. A memorial funeral Service with military honors will be held at 11:00 am Friday, February 16, 2018 at Middle River Friends Church in Carlisle, with burial at a later date in the Iowa Veteran Cemetery. A visitation will begin at 10:00 am prior to services at the church. Kenneth was born on July 27, 1951 in Albia, Iowa to Earnest and Helen Underwood. Following graduation from Moravia High School, Kenneth served in the United States Army (Artillery) and was a Vietnam Veteran. Kenneth was honorably discharged from the army and worked as a self-employed mechanic. Kenneth loved animals and classic cars. In his spare time he liked to go to the Good Guys Car Show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Susan (Mickey) Shenk-Underwood of Des Moines; 3 brothers, Gary(Jane)Underwood of Blakesburg, Dennis(Linda)Underwood of Moravia and Ronnie(Cindy)Underwood of Albia; 2 daughters, Melissa(David)George of Queen Creek, Arizona and Stacey Underwood; 2 grandsons, Austin and Damien Underwood of Queen Creek, Arizona; and his cat, Friskie.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Helen; and a sister, Phyllis Rowley.
Memorials for Kenneth may be directed to the Animal Rescue League or the Puppy Jake Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at www.petersonfuneralservice.com
Published on January 29, 2018
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