Brenda Lee (Hole) Harness, 65, Frankfort, passed away at 12:57 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Logansport Memorial Hospital. She was born May 24, 1955, in Mount Morris, Michigan, to Dale and Patricia (Richardson) Hole. On March 3, 1996, she married Bill Harness at the Burlington Church of Christ, and he survives.
Brenda was a 1973 graduate of Haworth High School. She continued her education at Indiana University Kokomo and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She retired from Ascension St. Vincent- Kokomo in 2018 after 38 years as a nurse. Brenda enjoyed gardening, traveling, and attending tractor shows with her husband Bill.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Cassie (Christian) O’Neal and Phillip Ratcliff; step-children, John Harness and Sarah Harness; parents, Dale and Patricia Hole; grandchildren, Brandon O’Neal, Tyler Harness, Ethan Ratcliff, Cohen Dunn, Gage Ratcliff and Savannah Scott; sisters, Pamela Johnston and Glenda Murphy; nephew, Calvin Murphy; and niece, Jennifer Gaddis.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Tyler O’Neal, and brothers-in-law, Jim Harness and Tom Murphy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Neptune Chapel, 44 Michigan St. Burlington, IN 46915, with Pastor Dan Butcher officiating. Burial will follow in Burlington Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Brenda’s memory to the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department, 108 W 8th St, Burlington IN 46915. Masks are required to attend the visitation and funeral service. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
Kenneth J. Kass, 71 years old of rural Dunkerton, IA, died Thursday, April 15, 2021, at UnityPoint – Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, IA.
Private family funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at St. Francis Catholic Church – Barclay, rural Dunkerton, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends are welcome to join with the family at the cemetery for the burial.
Public visitation will be Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Memorials will be directed to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA; St. Francis Catholic Church, Dunkerton and other charities. Face coverings and social distancing will be expected.
Kenny Kass was born November 17, 1949, in Waterloo, IA the son of Arthur Charles Kass and Rosie Marie (Sadler) Kass. He began farming at a young age, a passion he continued throughout his life. On July 7, 1990, he was united in marriage to Charlene Hope Newlon at St. Francis Catholic Church – Barclay, rural Dunkerton. He was a member of the Waterloo Boy Collectors Club; Rumley Collectors Club: John Deere Two Cylinder Club; had served on the Board of Directors of Antique Acres; and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church-Barclay. He enjoyed traveling around the country to numerous agriculture and tractor exhibitions.
Kenny is survived by two daughters, Kim Kass of Denver, IA, Jenny (Steve) Ferson of Denver, IA; two step-sons, Dave (Kimberly) DeBuhr of Waverly, IA, Luke Fettkether of Evansdale, IA; two step-daughters, Traci (Scott) Stillwell of Hampton, IA, Stephanie Fettkether of Cedar Falls, IA; 9 grandchildren, Stratton, Ashley and Hailey Ferson, Hope (Garrett) Riley, Sam Spear, Nicholas Fettkether, Devon DeBuhr, Logan Fettkether and Bodie Turner; also one sister, Colleen (Larry) Angen of Dunkerton, IA. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Charlene Kass.http://www.white-mthope.com/component/content/article/2-obituaries/1286-kenneth-j-kass.html