NORWALK — Kenneth Laverne Arbogast, the son of Doyle and Fannie (LaRue) Arbogast, was born July 24, 1935, in Numa. He was raised in Numa alongside his siblings Wayne, Alice and Maxine. He graduated from Numa High School in 1953; Parson’s College in Fairfield, in 1957; and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa in 1965.
Ken was united in marriage to Nancy Wahl on June 9, 1963, in Parkersburg. To this union they had two sons, Scott and Eric, and together made their home in Oskaloosa. Ken worked as a school administrator in Oskaloosa for over 30 years, retiring in 1995. His hobbies included woodworking and spending quality time with family. In 2003 Ken and Nancy moved to Norwalk to be near their son and grandchildren.
On Tuesday evening April 22, 2014, at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 29 days, Ken passed away at Unity Point Hospital in Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne; and sister, Maxine.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 50 years, Nancy of Norwalk; two sons, Scott (wife, Dawn), of Tracy, Calif., and Eric (wife, Teri), of Norwalk; two grandsons, Mitchell and Jackson,, both of Norwalk; a sister, Alice Moye of Avoca; and his mother-in-law, Maxine Wahl, of Norwalk.
O’Leary Funeral & Cremation Services ~ Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk is attending to the family. A graveside service and burial will be held at a later date at the Norwalk Cemetery.
Messages of comfort may be sent to the family at www.olearyfunerals.com.