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Mark Francis Kerkhoff

September 27, 1949 — June 9, 2018

Mark Francis Kerkhoff, the son of Orville H. and Dorothy (Kasperbauer) Kerkhoff, was born September 27, 1949, in Carroll, Iowa and died June 9, 2018, peacefully in his home in rural Manning, Iowa at the age of 68 years, 8 months, and 12 days.
Mark was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Audubon, Iowa. He attended the Audubon Community Schools graduating with the Class of 1967. Mark served in the National Guard from 1967-1973. Following High School, he helped operate the family farm. Mark decided he wanted to experience the world and in 1968 began his travels around the globe, traveling to England, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. In each country he would stay with friends and worked on their farms and in New Zealand worked in a packing plant. He returned home to help operate the family farm where they grew row crops and raised livestock.
On June 25, 1977, he was united in marriage to Linda Broberg at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Audubon, Iowa. They were blessed with one son Adam. They all worked together in the farming operation.
Mark was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Audubon. He was a fourth degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus and held the position of District Deputy for many years. He was a member of the Gray Fire Department and was the Fire Chief for a few years. He was a proud life-long member of the Democratic Party. Mark has been a member of the Audubon County Airport Authority Board. He was an avid hunter and loved to hunt pheasants, deer, and prairie dogs. Mark hunted in Canada, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa and brought home many beautiful trophies. Mark, Linda and their family enjoyed traveling and visiting the many friends and places where Mark had stayed many years before. He loved watching High School football and wrestling. But most of all he enjoyed telling stories of his many travels and spending time with his family.
Preceding him in death was his father Orville H. Kerkhoff and his mother-in-law Doris Broberg.
Survivors include his wife Linda Kerkhoff of rural Manning, Iowa; his son Adam Kerkhoff and his grandson Easton Kerkhoff both of Gray, Iowa; his mother Dorothy Kerkhoff of Audubon, Iowa; his brothers and sisters Leslie Brewer (Jeff) of Kearney, Missouri, Kay McCaslin (Scott) of Kenmore, Washington, Nan Dreher(Al) of Kimballton, Iowa, Blane Kerkhoff (Kathy) and Lynn Klever (Tom) all of Audubon, Iowa, June Hayworth of Kansas City, Missouri, and Paul Kerkhoff of Waukee, Iowa; his father-in-law Stanley Broberg of Altoona, Wisconsin; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Brenda Bauer (Jim) of Mondovi, Wisconsin, Diane Knudsen (Doug) of Durand, Wisconsin, David Broberg (Jim Sass) of Plymouth, Minnesota, Rebecca Richardson (Perry) and Colleen Weiss (Randy) all of Durand, Wisconsin, and Caryl Keys (Randy) of Mondovi, Wisconsin; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Antony Mathew and Father Michael Weitl on Friday, June 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Audubon, Iowa. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery south of Audubon. The casket bearers will be Alex Klever, Marty Kerkhoff, Steve Brinkman, Kyle Hinners, Ben Puck, and Larry Smith. The family will meet friends on Thursday evening, June 14, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Audubon, Iowa

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Visitation

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

116 East Division Street, Audubon, IA 50025

The visitation will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Audubon, Iowa. The visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

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St. Patrick's Catholic Church

116 East Division Street, Audubon, IA 50025

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Burial

St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery

, Walnut, IA 51577

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