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Kenneth 'Ken' Dean Hicks

November 30, 1951 - December 3, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Kenneth 'Ken' Dean Hicks

Kenneth 'Ken' Dean Hicks

Born: November 30, 1951
Died: December 3, 2020
Age: 69

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     Kenneth “Ken” Dean Hicks, the son of Darold and Dorothy (Alberts) Hicks, was born November 30, 1951, in Primghar, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Primghar where he received his education, graduating from Paullina High School.  Ken entered the military on September 10, 1970, serving in the  U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged after serving active and his Reserve obligation on June 4, 1976.

     Ken married Carolyn Johnson on October 8, 1982, in Spencer, Iowa.  After his marriage, he attended small engine school and worked at Oak Hill Marina.  He enjoyed working on small engines for his entire life.  He later worked at Spencer Brokerage and Style Craft in Milford where he worked until his health problems forced him to retire.

     He rode his motorcycle with the American Legion riders and was active with the American Legion.  Ken loved his garden, grandkids, playing cards, riding his motorcycle, visiting with people and attending family gatherings, especially Christmas.

     Kenneth passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa, on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the age of 69.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carolyn of Spencer; one daughter, Christine (Temi) Otaniyi of Spencer, IA; grandchildren: Temi Jr., Kore, Jeremiah (JD) and Adura; sisters: Marilyn Summers of Paullina, IA, and Kathy Jones of Spencer, IA; two nieces: Heather (Mike) Sienkiewicz of Burlington, VT and Nichole (Steve) Vennare of Conneaut Lake, PA; one nephew, Leighton Jones of Spencer, IA; other relatives and friends.

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Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M., Tuseday, December 8, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

The funeral will also be livestreamed on our facebook page.
Pastor Deb Mechler
Temi Otaniyi
Temi Otaniyi, Jr.
Joel Poppe
Larry Oelke
Randall Anderson
Leighton Jones
Josh Lowe
Visitation will be open after 2:00 P.M., Monday, with the family present from 5:00 - 7:00P.M., Monday evening at the the funeral home.
Music Selection
"Angel" - Sarah Mclachlan

Congregational Hymns
"Amazing Grace"
"In the Garden"
Northlawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159


Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“Carolyn and Chris, I just learned about Ken's passing, I was so sad to hear. My prayers go out to you both. Sending you love & hugs your way! May God be with you!! ”
- Stephanie (Prince) Napp
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:34 AM
“I so sorry! Ken was my boy, this is heart breaking as I read this! So many memories together. I feel horrible im so far away. God Bless all of you!”
- John Moore
Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 3:36 PM
“Sad to hear of Kens passing thought and prayers to Carolyn and family during this difficult time.”
- Michael C Watland
Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 8:54 AM
“Carolyn so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing loved see you and him come into the truck stopped when I worked then he was always smiling and brightened the room when he came into it. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Fayette butler
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 3:51 PM
“I am so sorry, Carolyn, It is so hard to have to breathe like Ken had to breathe. Now he no longer has that struggle. May God wrap His arms around you and comfort you. It is so hard to lose a spouse. My prayers are with you. ”
- Dolores Hatfield
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“I am sorry to here of the passing of Ken. My brother and Ken were good friends many years ago. Richard passed away several years ago.”
- Robert Van Beek
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 8:08 AM
“Carolyn and Family, I am deeply saddened by the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. He reminds me of the gentle giant being a big man with a loving heart. I always enjoyed seeing him with your grandchildren. Cherish your memories. Gayle DeLoss”
- Gayle DeLiss
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 8:08 AM
“Carolyn, so sorry to hear about Ken. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Laureen Andersen
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 8:07 AM
“Carolyn and Chris we were saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. He fought so long. We wish we could be there to attend his funeral, but will be with you watching on Facebook. Ken was such a huge help building the sound system at the church. Gary was so envious of Ken’s Dewalt saw and teased him about how he stole that when he bought it on auction. You are in our prayers.”
- Gary and Linda Gaston
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 8:07 AM
“Carolyn, Christine and the young ones, our prayers thoughts are with you especially at this time.

The Oladele Otaniyi Family.
- abiola otaniyi
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 8:07 AM
“Dear Carolyn & family, You have my deepest sympathies for your loss. May Ken Rest In Peace now. ”
- Shelly Hartzell
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6:25 PM
“Carolyn: We are so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Maynard & Corinne Dahl”
- Maynard Dahl
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 1:31 PM
“Carolyn Sorry to hear of you husbands passing. May god be with you and the family.”
- Steve Hall
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 9:31 AM
“Carolyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Teresa Mohr
Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 4:39 PM
“Caroline and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you and your family.”
- Toni Corcoran
Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 12:12 PM
“Dear Carolyn and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss with Ken's homegoing, yet also rejoicing that he is no longer suffering. He is with his Savior. The Anderson's introduced Ken to our family when he entered St. Luke last winter, and we adopted him as our favorite 'Prisoner #1301". We enjoyed many good laughs together at his window and moments of mutual encouragement through these past dark days of covid. We saw him about two weeks ago at his window. He told my son: "You raise good beef as a 4Her. I ate one of your cows at the Andersons." Saul thought that was great! We pray God's peace and comfort is yours in the days ahead; sending big hugs and prayers. - Susan, Tim, Claire and Saul Christensen”
- Susan & Tim Christensen
Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1:23 PM
“I sm so sorry for your loss. I just saw Ken on Tuesday when Farmers Bank gave cookies and hot chocolate to St Lukes and we walked by windows and waved. Ken had a big smile on his face and told me Merry Christmas! I'm so happy I got a chance to see him. He was such an awesome grandpa and will truly be missed.”
- Kelsie Baccam and kids
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 11:29 AM
“Dear Carolyn & Family. Ken was a very nice guy and so sincere. May God's love surround you and help ease your sorrow. We extend our deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of you. With love, Milo & Sharon ”
- Milo & Sharon Allen
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:32 AM
“Carolyn & family, may our Lord wrap you all in his healing arms and bring you comfort.”
- Marilyn Bock
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:32 AM
“Carolyn and Family So sorry for your loss. Through the years, I always enjoyed working with Ken. He was a loyal employee both for Spencer Brokerage and H & N. So sad he went through all the health issues the last years. I will miss him !
- J Douglas Hart
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:32 AM
“We were so sorry to hear about Ken our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
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