Rupert Kenyon
April 24, 1926 - May 26, 2020

Rupert Kenyon

Rupert Kenyon
Apr 24, 1926 - May 26, 2020

Rupert Kenyon
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Rupert Edward Kenyon, Jr., age 94, of Ames, Iowa, died at the Waterford in Ames on May 26, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 209 Colorado, Ames, Iowa. Burial took place at Ames Municipal Cemetery in 2020.

Rupert was born April 24, 1926, in St. Paul, MN, the son of Rupert, Sr., and Irene Kenyon. Rupert attended grade school in St. Paul, MN, and graduated from East Waterloo High School. He served in WWII in the Army. 1944 - 1946. Following that he attended Iowa State Teaching College from 1947 -1949. Rupert married Carmen Olson on June 22, 1950, in Waterloo, then served in the Navy from 1950- 1952. Rupert graduated from University of Iowa in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. He worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation 1954-1958 before his employment at Iowa State University in Facilities Management from 1958 - 1988. He served as Executive Secretary for the Rotary Club of Ames from 1978 - 2005, was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church of Ames, and a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Rupert is survived by his daughter, Deb (Mark) Dillon and their sons, Sean and Case Dillon, daughter-in-law, Kirsten Kenyon, and grandson Ryan. He is also survived by a sister Marilyn Grandon, nephews David, Paul, Tim, Tom and Joel Grandon and nephews Dean, Mike and Ted Ganske.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carmen Kenyon, sons Scott Kenyon and Kent Kenyon, infant grandson Kevin Dillon, and brother Brian Kenyon. Memorials may be sent to Ames Rotary or St. Andrews Lutheran Church.

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Martin Limbird on May 31, 2020

Rup was the cornerstone of the Ames Rotary Club as club secretary. Beginning in the 1990s, I would meet Rup and the coming year's club president a the Rotary International conventions. He embodied Service above Self as a Rotarian and humanitarian. Rest in Peace, Rup.
Martin Limbird
Fort Collins CO

Mary (Andreae) Rowley on May 27, 2020

I have so many happy memories of both your mom and dad. They were such good friends to my parents. I’m very sorry for your loss.

Kathryn Cooper on May 27, 2020

The world is always richer when a good man walks a path of integrity, leaving a legacy of love, honor and respect. My condolences to Mr. Kenyon's family who follow in his footsteps.

Sandy Hunerdosse on May 26, 2020

Met this pleasant fella and his wife when I used to deliver mail to them on Kennedy, it was always nice to run into him now and then. My condolences to his family, Sandy Hunerdosse, Ames Postal Service



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209 Colorado Ave
Ames, IA 50010
10:30 AM

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