Kenneth D. O’Kada, 75, of LS

--obit-O'KadaKenneth D. O’Kada, 75, died on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Iowa City VA Health Care System in Iowa City, Iowa.

Kenneth “Ken” was born on Nov. 5, 1937 in Cresco, Iowa to Henry and Violet (Betts) O’Kada. He was a Cresco High School State wrestling champion. Ken attended Iowa State University for a few years and then joined the United States Navy. On Nov. 1, 1969, Ken married Susanne Glenna. Together they farmed the Lime Springs and Cresco areas. He was a Disabled American Veteran and American Legion Post #135 member.

Ken is survived by his wife, Susanne of Lime Springs; son, Daniel (Hyunji) of Harmony, Minn., who are expecting twins in November; daughter, Kimberly of West Union, Iowa, and her children, Brittany, Aaron, Tyler, Torin, Martin and Emma; and his siblings, Carl, Glen, Ida (Pete) Krueger and June O’Kada.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held in September 2013 after Ken’s grandson, Aaron, completes Marine basic training.

Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home 404 North Elm Street, Cresco, is in charge of arrangements.

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