Kenneth “Kenny” Edward Six, age 90, of Knoxville, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at the V.A. Central Iowa Healthcare System in Des Moines.
Kenny’s wishes were to be cremated. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. Following burial, a luncheon will be held at Community of Christ Church in Knoxville.
Kenny was born on June 23, 1931 in Rockwell City, Iowa, to George and Gladys (Breckenridge) Six. Kenny attended many schools in the Marion County area before beginning his work with Maytag and then serving in the United States Army from 1951 – 1953.
Kenny was united in marriage to Wilma Fern Des Camp on December 19, 1953, in Knoxville, Iowa, to this union, five children were born, Steve, Kenneth, Ron, Joleen, and Gary. They were blessed with 60 years of marriage before her passing on October 28, 2014.
After his service Kenny went back to work at Maytag and retired from there after 40 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW for many years. Kenny attended the Community of Christ Church. He was a Mason and had been a part of the Shriner’s since 1971. Kenny was also a founding member of the Knoxville Draggins Car Club. He loved giving to local charities. In his later years, he enjoyed and was known for riding around town on his moped.
Those left to cherish Kenny’s memory include his children, Steve Six of Indianola, Kenneth (Denise) Six of Knoxville, Ron (Cathy) Six of Knoxville, Gary Six of Knoxville, and Joleen (Tony) Miller of Knoxville; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; two sisters, Juanita Ohnemus and Imogene Montgomery; two brothers, Larry Six and Mike (Kathy) Alcazar; also, several nieces and nephews.
Kenny is preceded in death by his parents, George and Gladys Six; wife, Wilma Six; three brothers, Lewis, George, and Wesley Six; and one daughter-in-law, Cheryl Six.
Memorials may be given in Kenny’s memory to Community of Christ Church in Knoxville.
Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville is assisting Kenny’s family with services. Online condolences may be given at