George E. Kinzenbaw

George E. Kinzenbaw

George E. Kinzenbaw


George E. Kinzenbaw, 84, of Marengo, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with the Rev. Tim Miller officiating. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Burial will be in Bishop Cemetery, rural Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.

George is survived by his children, Kim (Mark) McIntosh of Cedar Rapids, Kathy (Bruce) Burke of Amana, Kully Kinzenbaw of High Amana, Krystal Kinzenbaw of Marengo and George Flanegan of North English; 10 grandchildren, Shelly (Joe) Koehn, Shayna Janda, Jakob Kinzenbaw, Kayla Olson, Mariah Kinzenbaw, Keegan Kinzenbaw, Kalvin Kinzenbaw, Sara Kinzenbaw, Jacobi Stafford and Rileigh Stafford; four great-grandchildren, Evan Koehn, Abby Koehn, James Janda and Willow Marvin; and a sister, LaVerna Moser.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a special friend, Barbara Hansel.

George was born July 31, 1938, in Palo, the son of Kalmer and Edna (Kindred) Kinzenbaw. He graduated from Marengo High School, with the class of 1956. George was united in marriage to Gerda Fink (Holub) in 1958 and the couple later divorced. George worked at Wilson’s, Amana Refrigeration and was also a farmer. He enjoyed NASCAR, tractors, attending stock car races and tractor pulls, going to casinos and liked to buy and sell just about anything. George also enjoyed going deer and mushroom hunting, rockhounding, and picking blackberries. He was a member of the Whitetail Unlimited, Farm Bureau, FFA, NRA and Marengo Rod Hawks.

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