Kenneth I. Barrett, 89, a resident of Crestview Acres died there on Wednesday April 10, 2019. Services at 11:00 AM on Monday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 2:00 until 4:00 PM on Sunday at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife Betty; two sons Dennis of Cedar Rapids and David of Peru, South America; a daughter Judy Myers of North Carolina; two step- sons Charles Ward of Wyoming, Iowa and Wayne Ward of Cedar Rapids. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Ken was born on December 16, 1929 in Cedar Rapids the son of Arthur and Hazel (Hinkel) Barrett. He married Betty M. Pobanz on October 31, 1968 in Cedar Rapids. Ken was a machinist at Universal Engineering retiring from there after more than 30 years of service.
He was a member of Crescent Masonic Lodge, El Kahir Shrine, the Shrine Clown Association, American Legion, the VFW. and 40&8. Ken proudly served in the Navy during the Korean War.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. He especial took great delight in the Shrine Clown Association when he entertained children by creating balloons in the form of animals and other cartoon figures.
Ken was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Memorial donations may be given to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital.