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Kenneth Robert Todd

Male 1919 - 2006


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  • Name  Kenneth Robert Todd  [1
    Born  7 Jul 1919  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1930  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Kenneth R. Todd, son, male, white, age 10, single, attended school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Education  Ames, Story County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Iowa State College 
    • He and his brother, Tommy, were attending Iowa State according to The Morning Sun News-Herald of September 28, 1939.
    High School  1937  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Mediapolis High School 
    Residence  Dec 1983  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Obituary  24 Oct 2006  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Kenneth Robert Todd, 87, of Mediapolis, died Tuesday October 24, 2006, at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Mediapolis.

      Born July 7, 1919, southwest of Morning Sun, he was the son of T. Calvin and Velma Tindall Todd. On February 14, 1939, he married Lulu Hutchcroft in Mediapolis. She later died.

      Mr. Todd farmed in the Yarmouth and Mediapolis communities for 50 years.

      He was a 1937 graduate of the Mediapolis High School. He was a member of Mediapolis First United Methodist Church. He served on the County School Board, the Kossuth Cemetery Board and the Mediapolis Zoning Board. He enjoyed taking bus trips and having coffee with friends at the Apron Strings. He also enjoyed watching the Cubs games. He drove his "H" in the Town & Country Days Parade, which became a 15-year tradition. He could always be seen checking out the town in his little white truck.

      Survivors include one daughter, Janice Fischer of Morning Sun; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Thomas Todd of California.

      Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.

      Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, with family meeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

      The funeral for Mr. Todd will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Mediapolis, with the Reverend John Gaulke officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery.

      Memorials have been established for the Mediapolis Community Ambulance and the Kossuth Cemetery.
    Died  24 Oct 2006  Prairie Ridge Care and Rehabilitation, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary  26 Oct 2006  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Kenneth Robert Todd, 87, of Mediapolis (Iowa), died Tuesday, October 24, 2006, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Mediapolis.

      The son of T. Calvin and Velma Tindall Todd, he was born July 7, 1919, southwest of Morning Sun (Iowa). On February 14, 1939, he married his high school sweetheart, Lulu Hutchcroft, in Mediapolis.

      He was a 1937 graduate of the Mediapolis High School. He farmed in the Yarmouth and Mediapolis communities for 50 years.

      He was a member of the Mediapolis First United Methodist Church. He served on the County School Board, the Kossuth Cemetery Board, and the Mediapolis Zoning Board.

      He enjoyed his family and friends as well as taking bus trips. Each morning would fine him having coffee with friends at the Apron Strings. He enjoyed watching the Cubs games with his dish of popcorn. He drove his "H" in the Town & country Days Parade, which became a 15 year tradition. He could always be seen checking out the town in his little white truck.

      Survivors include: one daughter, Janice and Don Fischer of Morning Sun; six grandchildren, Tod Fischer and Doug Fischer both of Morning Sun; David Fischer of Decatur, Alabama; Nancy Griffith of Fairbanks, Alaska; Brian Garrels of Bettendorf (Illinois) and Brad Garrels of Eldridge; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Todd, of California.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one daughter, Judith Ann Garrels.

      The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 27, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Mediapolis with the Reverend John Gaulke officiating. Interment will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery.

      Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hagele and Honts funeral Home in Mediapolis where the family will meet with friends from 6-8 p.m.

      Memorials have been established for the Mediapolis Community Ambulance and the Kossuth Cemetery.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Kenneth R. Todd; born: 7 July 1919; died: 24 October 2006 (V); last residence: 52637 (Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 480-22-8788; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  27 Oct 2006  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I15526  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Thomas Calvin "Calvin" Todd,   b. 30 Jun 1896, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1970, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Velma Irene Tindall,   b. 10 Dec 1896, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1983, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Nov 1918  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 8
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Thomas Calvin Todd; Groom's Birthplace: Des Moines County, Iowa; Bride's Name: Velma Irene Tindall; Bride's Birth Date: 1897; Bride's Birthplace: Louisa County, Iowa; Bride's Age: 21; Marriage Date: 11 November 1918; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Thomas Todd; Groom's Mother's Name: Martha Mehaffy; Bride's Father's Name: Robert Tindall; Bride's Mother's Name: Minnie B. Maiden; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86820-9; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1682871; Reference Number: 2:3KQX42H
    Family ID  F11095  Group Sheet

    Family  Lulu Louise Hutchcroft,   b. 24 Jan 1921, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 2006, Prairie Ridge Care and Rehabilitation, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Feb 1939  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Residence  Apr 1976  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence  1 Dec 1998  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
    >1. Judith Ann Todd,   b. 27 Apr 1941, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1976, Mercy Hospital, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Janice Jean Todd
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F5541  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S534] Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.transbay.net/~carla/d0002/g0000010.html#I1312

    2. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29-33, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 3B, page number: 230; enumeration date: April 24 and 25, 1930

    3. [S2355] Todd, Kenneth Robert - Obituary (Burlington Hawk Eye), (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, October 24, 2006; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S7927] Mediapolis High School Graduates 1892-1960 and Class Photos 1914-1960 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4198] Todd, Velma Irene (Tindall) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 14, December 27, 1983; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S10130] Todd, Kenneth Robert - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, October 26, 2006; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S2354] Garrels, Judith Ann (Todd) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 14, April 18, 1976; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S2353] Fischer, Jaclyn Nicole - Birth Announcement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Tuesday, December 1, 1998; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).