EDWIN WENDELL KING

EDWIN WENDELL KING

    Edwin Wendell King was born on July 4, 1920 to Ray L. and Lois (Remmington) King in Hopkins, Missouri. He departed this life Friday, August 16, 2013, at Mount Ayr Health Care in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
    Edwin attended school in Hopkins and graduated in 1938. He joined the United States Army in 1943 and was in the 150th Battalion, 34th Squadron, stationed in the Philippines and New Guinea. When he returned from the service in 1946, he returned to farming with his parents.
    On October 12, 1946 Edwin was united in marriage to Luetta Lorraine Cavin in Atchison, Kansas. They had over 66 years together.
    Edwin was of the Christian faith, a member of the Blockton American Legion, Clearfield Lions Club and Masonic Lodge.
    He is survived by their two sons, Phillip and wife Myrna of Bedford, Iowa and Daniel and wife Esther of Redding, Iowa; grandchildren, Elicis (David) Rople and Heather King of Des Moines, Iowa, Sydney King of Lacrosse, Wisconsin, Christopher (Megan) King of Corning, Iowa and Lacey and Jennifer King of Redding, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Catherine Rople; stepgrandchildren, Cynthia and Charles; sister, Margaret Florea of Hopkins, Missouri, and nieces and nephews.
    Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Lois; wife, Lorraine (May 7, 2013); brother-in-law, Orlin Florea; nephews, Larry and Wayne Florea, and niece, Lois Janell Florea.
    Edwin and Lorraine were both cremated and will be buried together at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blockton, Iowa following a memorial service at a later date.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri.

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