Kenneth Milton Faaberg passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the age of 79 after a long illness fought with courage and grace. Ken was a resident of Marion, Iowa. He was born in Decorah, Iowa on June 5, 1941 to O. Kenneth and Margaret J. Faaberg. Ken was united in marriage on October 12, 1974 to Beatrice Sova.
A visitation will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Marion on Friday July 24, 2020 from 10am to 11am with a memorial service following. The burial will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. All guests are respectfully required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Ken graduated from Iowa State College of Engineering and was a member of the ROTC. After graduation, he served as a Captain in the Air Force during the Vietnam conflict. He returned home to Iowa and worked the night shift for several years as an Industrial Engineer at Square D/ Schneider Electric. During the same time, he owned and operated a farm near Alburnett. When Square D downsized, he went to work at Iowa Highway Equipment/ Terex where he retired. Ken worked as an Industrial Engineer and farmed for over 41 years.
Ken’s heart and passion was farming which began as a young boy when he spent his summers working on his grandparents farm in Decorah. He loved tractors, bulldozers and anything related to farming and excavating. He enjoyed fishing and collecting trains. Ken was always willing to help. His usual response when asked, was “I guess we could do that.”
Ken is survived by his sisters, Sonja Dunlap, Lonnie (Mike) Landis, nephews Kevin and William, Niece Ann, Great Nephew Aaron, Great Nieces Claire and Zoe, Step-Son Jim (Judy) Sova, Step-Daughters Terry Yiesley and Deb Sova, and several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents O Kenneth and Margaret Faaberg and his wife Beatrice Sova.
Due to Covid concerns, we are unable to offer any lunch reception.