Williamsburg-Kenneth Dean Garringer was born July 27, 1948, in Williamsburg, the son of James and Anne (Welsh) Garringer. He graduated from Williamsburg High School and attended Upper Iowa University. Kenny lived in Shreveport. Louisiana for a number of years before returning to Williamsburg in 1987. He had worked for Kinze Manufacturing for 25 years before retiring. Kenny enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and watching the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Kenny passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg at the age of 72.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary (Don) Grimm of Williamsburg and Jan (Steve) Fick of Cedar Rapids; two brother, Ray (Fonda) Garringer and Paul (Chris) Garringer all of Williamsburg; 9 nieces and nephews, Mitch Fick, Rachel (Kyle) Vanourny, Lance Garringer, Bryson (Annie) Garringer, Bree Garringer, Austin ( Summer) Hilligas, Trenton (Ellie) Garrringer, Anna (Michael) McMillan, Ashley (Brandon) Dietrich and 7 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Patricia Garringer.
Private family Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Social distancing will be practiced. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, August 31, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. There will be a prayer service at 4:00 pm . A memorial fund has been established for the Knights of Columbus. Messages and tributes may be addressed to www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
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