Kenneth Heskett


Kenneth Lee Heskett, 73, of Cedar Rapids passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center. No memorial service is planned at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Ken was born Jan. 14. 1947. He graduated from Anamosa High School in 1965. Right after high school, Ken started his employment at Rockwell Collins. He then took a leave of absence to join the Army. He served in the Army for three years. He then returned to Rockwell retiring 44 years later in 2009.

Ken married his love of his life and best friend Patricia (Holub) Heskett June 13, 1969. They were blessed with a son Paul (Melissa) Heskett of Cedar Rapids and a daughter Tammi (Tom) Bervid of Urbana.

His hobbies included hunting and fishing. He loved camping and archery. He got the most joy out of spending time with family and friends. He loved socializing and giving everyone a hard time and joking around. Ken was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who loved and was loved by all who knew him. He made friends everywhere he went.

Ken is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia; his son Paul and daughter Tammi; two brothers Chuck (Sue) and Kelly (Glenice) both of Anamosa; and four grandchildren Heidi, Jake, Kayla and Hailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents Vernita Sunday Heskett and William Thomas Heskett; beloved aunt and uncle Edith Sunday Rieken and George Rieken; three sisters: Rosanne Summers, Karen Heskett and Kathy Heskett; and his beloved furry companion Molly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the family.

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