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Kenneth Emmert

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March 23, 1939 — May 28, 2024

Funeral services for Kenneth Wayne Emmert, 85, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2024, at First Congregational Church, in Spencer. Pastor Sharon “Shazzi” Britz will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be Northlawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Emmert passed away at his residence on May 28, 2024.

Ken was born on March 23, 1939, in Hartley. His parents were Orville and Charlotte (Jipson) Emmert. He grew up with three siblings on a farm near Royal. Ken went to school in Royal and played basketball in high school while assisting his father on their farm.

Following high school, he went to DeVry Technical School in Chicago. On Jan. 10, 1959, he married the love of his life Sharon (Schuck) Emmert. They started their family on a farm near Moneta, later raising their three children in Royal.

Ken drove a fuel truck for Standard oil before starting his true passion of farming in 1974 until he retired. He was active in his community, serving on the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Council, Royal City Council, Clay Township Board and a volunteer at the fire department. His hobbies included: dancing socials with Shari, snowmobiling with friends, camping adventures, playing cards, bowling teams and being on his four-wheeler checking his crops.

Ken passed away at Accura of Milford Nursing Home in Milford the morning of May 28, 2024.

Ken is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shari, of Spencer; two daughters and one son, Barbara and her husband, Randy Fletcher, of Royal; Julie and her husband, Todd Gerstandt, of Des Moines; Steven Emmert, of Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren, Kyle Fletcher and his wife, Allie (McCarty); Carly (Fletcher) Hermstad and husband, Greg; Caitlyn Fletcher and fiance, Lucas Carstensen; and four great-grandchildren, Hallie Fletcher, Hannah and Hunter Hermstad, Lauryn Fletcher; as well as cousins, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends who will miss his stories and kindness.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

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