Kenton E. Wilson – Rowley

Kenton E. Wilson, 72 years old, of rural Rowley, Iowa, died on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born on December 10, 1945, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Lloyd Alton and Marilyn Emily (Eicke) Wilson. He graduated from St. John’s High School in Independence. On November 6, 1964, he and the former Kathy Jo Beier were married at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Wilson farmed in Buchanan County, Iowa. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. For eight years he served on the Independence Community School Board and he was actively involved with the Buchanan Co. Relay for Life. Mr. Wilson was always willing to help friends and family with carpentry or mechanical projects. He enjoyed identifying a problem and then accomplishing a solution.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathy, 3 sons, Kelly (Tammie) Wilson of Olympia, Washington, Korie (Sara) Wilson of Rowley, and Kirk (Angela) Wilson of Central City, Iowa, and 5 grandchildren, Brandon Wilson, Taylor Wilson, Collin Wilson, Tanner Wilson, and Kipton Wilson. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Velda Wilson of Mitchellville, Iowa, and Anogene (Dean) Varner of Cedar Rapids, and 1 sister-in-law, Linda Wilson of Olympia, WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter, Kayla Wilson, and 1 brother, Delvin Wilson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence. Rev. David Beckman will be the Celebrant. His cremated remains will be buried in St. John’s Cemetery in Independence at a later date. Friends may call for visitation from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 1st, at the White Funeral Home in Independence where a Parish Rosary begins at 1:30 p.m. and a Vigil Service begins at 4:30 p.m. On line condolences may be left at