Kim Kimmel

Kim Kimmel

Kim Gottfried Kimmel, 73, Magnolia, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, at Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

A funeral service was Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids.  Burial followed at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids. 

     Kim Kimmel was born April 23, 1947, to Gottfried and Virginia (Harding) Kimmel in Saginaw, Michigan.  He was raised and graduated from high school in Saginaw and continued his education with seven years of apprenticeship with the GM company as a pattern maker.

He married Kathy Shoeneman on Dec. 18, 1970.  In 1974 they moved to Kathy’s grandparents’ farm. Kim had visited the farm with his wife and had fallen in love with the farming lifestyle. He farmed until 2007 when he retired.

Kim enjoyed cars, fishing, collecting car and tractor toys, spending time with his family, and restoring old tractors. He had a shop in Adrian, where his son Jim works, carrying on with Kim’s hobbies and work.

Kim and Kathy are members of the Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids.

Kim is survived by his wife, Kathy Kimmel; a son, Jim Kimmel of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; a sister, Rita (Gerald) Garner of West Branch, Michigan; and other extended family members.

Kim was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tim Kimmel; and a sister, Donna Ruff.

Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids,

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