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William "Bud" Kragenbrink

Thursday, January 4, 2007
3:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Conner Colonial Chapel
1008 First Ave. South
Northwood, IA 50459

Friday, January 5, 2007
9:30 AM until 10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
1000 First Ave. North
Northwood, IA 50459

Friday, January 5, 2007
10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
1000 First Ave. North
Northwood, IA 50459

William “Bud” M. Kragenbrink III, 72, of Northwood, died Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at his home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 5, 2007, at the Northwood United Methodist Church, 1000 First Ave. North, with Pastor Wendi Gillan officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood, with military graveside honors by members of “Our Buddies” VFW Memorial Post #6779 of Northwood. Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. South, Northwood. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service time on Friday at the church.

The family of William “Bud” M. Kragenbrink has requested that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the United Methodist Church, to a community project in Northwood, or to a charity of ones choice, in his memory.

William “Bud” M. Kragenbrink was born on July 8, 1934, in Earlville, Iowa, the son of William Martin II, and Margaret (Yelden) Kragenbrink. He attended Earlville Community School, and graduated from Earlville High School in 1951. He also attended Drake University. Following his education, Bud moved back to Earlville and worked at the lumberyard. Bud was inducted into the United States Army and served in an Artillery Regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina until his honorable discharge. Bud moved to Northwood in 1959, and began working for Great Plains Lumberyard. He was united in marriage to Kay Annette Kester on February 11, 1962, at the United Methodist Church in Northwood. She preceded him in death on October 22, 1992. After their marriage Bud and Kay opened B&K Lumber Company in Northwood until 1986 when he started Northland Construction Company in Northwood, and was actively involved until the time of his death.

He was united in marriage to Carol (Goldsmith) Meyer on April 18, 1997, at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, Iowa.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, was a sports enthusiast, loved nature and being very active in the community of Northwood, but his great love and enjoyment was his family and grandchildren.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, where he was Chairman of the Administrative Council. He was a member of the Northwood Lions Club, Northern Lights Masonic Lodge, Northwood Development Corporation, TUNE board member, N.I.A.C.C. dormitory board member, Mercy Medical Center board member in Mason City, Opportunity Village board member in Clear Lake, Chairman of corporate giving for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and had served on the school board. Bud was a Boy Scout Master, served as a volunteer fireman and was instrumental in fundraising for the Northwood Volunteer Fire Department.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife; Carol Kragenbrink of Northwood, his mother Margaret Kragenbrink of Earlville, Iowa, his children; Dr. David (Lisa) Kragenbrink and their children, Kaelene, Karin, and Kent of Dubuque, Iowa, Michael (Suzette) Kragenbrink and their children, Calvin, Mitchell, and Jack of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, Kathryn (Erik) Thompson and their children, Jacob and Mikayla of Ankeny, Iowa, and Renee (Loren) Nydegger and their children Anna and Benjamin of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, step-children; Thomas (Misty) Meyer and their children Zane, Bridgett, and Quinnten of Paradise, Texas, Terry (Bonnie) Meyer and their son Ryan of Concord, California, and Barb (Mike) Archer and their children, Greyson and Amanda of West Des Moines, Iowa, a brother; Eugene (Melody) Kragenbrink of Ankeny, Iowa, sisters; Joann (Jim) Laxson of Earlville, Iowa, Carol State of Englewood, Colorado, and Virginia Strief of Yukon, Oklahoma, numerous nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and many, many friends.

Besides his wife Kay, his father also preceded Bud in death.

Conner Colonial Chapel: (641) 324-1543


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