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216 Walnut Street
Eddyville, IA 52553
Phone: 641-969-4313

Kenneth "Fats" Emanuel

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Kenneth “Fats” Eugene Emanuel, age 84, of Eddyville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 at his home in Eddyville, Iowa.

Kenneth was born on June 14, 1936 in Eddyville, Iowa to Gilbert and Mabel (Poe) Emanuel. Kenneth was raised in Eddyville graduating from Eddyville High School, class of 1955. He enjoyed playing baseball and roller skating when he was younger. He later met the love of his life at the roller skating rink. On May 25, 1958 Kenneth was united in marriage to Martha Ann Vroom at the First Baptist Church in Oskaloosa. To this union four children were born; Martha, Kimberly, Tracey, and Kenneth.

Kenneth worked on the rail road, worked for Lynn’s Poultry, and worked at Clow Valve in Oskaloosa until his retirement. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed fishing with his children, grandchildren, and great grand daughter. He also enjoyed watching game shows on TV with his great grandchildren. He enjoyed watching baseball, softball, and football on TV.

Kenneth is survived by his children, Kimberley (David) Johnson of Moravia, Tracey (Randy) Van Maanen of Eddyville and Kenneth II (Cara) Emanuel of Albia; one brother, Richard (Joyce) Emanuel of Oskaloosa; one sister, Helen McDonough of Rock Island, IL. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Chelsea (JD) Thompson, Dana (Steven) Mckim, Christie (Willie) Wilson, and Ashley Emanuel; great grandchildren, Jaylynn Emanuel, Steven Mckim Jr., Carson Mckim, Kase Wilson, and Kyler Wilson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Emanuel; daughter, Martha Ann Emanuel; parents, Gilbert and Mabel Emanuel, and brother-in-law, Gary McDonough.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in Highland Cemetery with Pastor Nick Hughes officiating. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 11:00am
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Raymond Holdsworth

Posted at 08:59pm
I remember when he drove by mom and dads on 9th Avenue he always honked the semi air horn. Sorry for your loss.

Joannie Abernathy

Posted at 07:28pm
Just want to say so sorry to the family for their huge loss he was such a good man always so kind to everyone who came across he always had a smile on his story for me when I saw him I was so sad to see this story today my heart is with you Tracy

Kathy Harding

Posted at 05:56pm
When "Fats" would bring the truck from the foundry he always had a story. Sometimes you wondered if they were true or not. Very friendly always waved at you. "Fats" was also my neighbor on North 9th.. Will miss his smile.

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