In Memory of

Kenneth C. Buhl

August 2, 1947 - September 1, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Kenneth C. Buhl 72, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his home following a lengthy illness.  His wishes were to be cremated.  Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Northfield Church of Christ, 2933 N. 15th St., Fort Dodge, with Pastor Dale Harlow officiating.  Graveside Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Rockwell City Veterans Organization.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch, Shelbina, Missouri.  He had a heart for children who had no one to love them.    Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Kenneth is survived by his wife Sandra; children, Nicole (Jonathan) McChesney of Somers, Shella (Brandon) Johnson of Iowa City, and Troy Buhl of Wichita, KS; 6 grandchildren, Anna, Ellie, Morgan, Avery, Lena, and Danielle; sisters, Sandra Baxter of Emmetsburg, Judy Bart of Mesa, AZ, and Lesa Anthony of Mesa, AZ; mother-in-law, Jane Peters of Emmetsburg; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandson Oliver Johnson; his parents, Clarence and Cleo (Sawyer) Buhl; and sister Virginia Crawford.

     Kenneth Clarence Buhl was born August 2, 1947 at Curlew, Iowa.  He graduated from Albert City High School with the Class of 1965 and Mankato State College in 1970.  In 1971, Ken served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he graduated from Officer Candidate School and was honorably discharged in 1973, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant.  On June 22, 1969 he was united in marriage to Sandra Peters at Mallard, Iowa.  In 1979, the couple established their home in Rockwell City where they owned and operated the Lunch Box.  Ken retired from the North Central Correctional Facility, Rockwell City in 2010.  His hobbies included sending flowers to the love of his life; bragging about his children and sons-in-law; and delighting in his grandchildren. He was a member of the Church family that he loved at Northfield Church of Christ, Fort Dodge. His humility, integrity, and compassion left an impact on the lives of many.  Ken’s final concerns, as always, were for his family, and his final prayers included a desire for others to know the Lord. 

Memorial Services
11:00 a.m. - Saturday
September 7, 2019
Northfield Church of Christ
2933 N. 15th St.
Fort Dodge, IA  50501
Pastor Dale Harlow
2:30 p.m. - Saturday
September 7, 2019
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa
Military Rites by the
Rockwell City Veterans Organization


Friday, September 6, 2019 at 4:19 PM
“In one of my favorite verses in John 14 Jesus says, in essence, "You trust God, don’t you? Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I’m on my way to get your room ready, I’ll come back and get you so you can live where I live." (the Message) Someone said to me, "For believers death isn't goodbye but just 'till we meet again'." Because of the cross and because of grace, no other reason, I so look forward to the day I will meet up with Ken in heaven. He has touched my heart and the heart of my son as Joshua as Josh has grown in faith at your Bible studies when he was in high school. I am very thankful for Ken and look forward to seeing him again. Nicole and Sandi, we love you!”
- Teresa

Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 2:39 PM
“The Emmetsburg class of 1965 has been notified of Ken's passing and I have heard very kind words from so many. Our sympathy to all of you.”
- Lou Ann Huberty

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:59 AM
“Shella, you and your family are on our hearts and in our prayers. We love you💗”
- Todd and Julie Tastad

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:25 PM
“Dear Sandy and family,
May God hold you in His steadfast arms to comfort you until you can be reunited forever in His care.
- bernita klamm

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:18 AM
“Grandma I am so sorry that I am not there to be by your side, but just remember that I am thinking of you and love you very much!!”
- Victtorya Korthals

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 6:38 AM
“Sandi and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. ”
- Scott and Jane Larsen

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 6:38 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. ”
- Chad King

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10:53 PM
“Sandi and Family You are in my prayers
- Deanne Johnson

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 8:13 PM
“Dear Sandi and Family, we are so saddened to hear about Ken. Such a sad time for all of you. May the Heavenly Fathers Peace and Love sustain through this very difficult time. Your family is in our prayers ♥️”
- Larry & Janet Sterrett

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 6:56 PM
“May God Bless your Family's, Ken will be Missed. Great coworker & Friend !”
- Bob&Pat Carlson

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 5:12 PM
“Sandy, Nicole, Jonathan and families,
I'm so sorry to hear of Ken's passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
- Cathy McIntire

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 4:40 PM
“A great friend to Clayton when they worked the midnight shift at NCCF over 25 years ago. When we heard the news today~Clayton did smile as he talking about some memories especially the many snowstorms when he would stay overnight with Ken & Sandi. Our deepest sympathy. ”
- Clayton & Kim

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 3:44 PM
“Sending our deepest sympathes to the family. Prayers and hugs your way.”
- Shelly Teague

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