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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 graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 at Ames, Municipal Cemetery, Ames, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Rupert was born April 24, 1926 in St. Paul, MN; the son of Rupert 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, he then attended Iowa State Teaching College from 1947 -1949, Rupert married Carmen Olson on June 22, 1950 in Waterloo, he then served the Navy from 1950- 1952, Rupert graduated from University of Iowa in 1954 with a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering. Rupert worked for The Iowa Department of Transportation from 1954- 1958 before his employment at Iowa State University in Facilities Management from 1958 - 1988. He was Executive Secretary for the Rotary Club of Ames from 1978 - 2005. He was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church of Ames, and a life member of 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 her son Ryan. A sister Marilyn Grandon. 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, brother Brian Kenyon.

Online condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com

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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