Kermit Luiken, 70, of Webster City, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Flagg, officiating.
Kermit Jon Luiken, son of Lyle and Dorothy Barker Luiken, was born January 4, 1948 in Oelwein, Iowa. He graduated from Webster City High School in 1966. Kermit then graduated from Iowa Central Community College in 1968 and Buena Vista University in 1970. He served his country in the Air National Guard.
Kermit married Colleen Bechtel on August 1, 1971 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Kermit worked at Morton Foods and Bishop Implement before starting at Hy-Vee, where he worked as a Meat Specialist for over 45 years, retiring in 2016.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen of Webster City; daughter, Laura (Nick) Fank of Olivia, Minnesota; son, Jonathan (Angela) Luiken of Webster City; granddaughter, Caitlyn Fank; brothers, Clyde (Caroline) Luiken of Union, David Luiken of Ankeny; sister-in-law Jane Luiken of Eldora; father-in-law, Arnold Bechtel of Webster City; sisters-in-law, Crystal (Steve) Lash and Constance Paisley, both of Webster City; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by mother-in-law, Doris Bechtel; and sister-in-law, Stephanie Luiken.
Kermit was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. He was an assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop #517. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League. Kermit also enjoyed photography and spending time outdoors, but he most cherished spending time with his family and friends.
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