Kenneth Durwood Schoff
Kenneth Durwood Schoff, 88, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at home following his battle with cancer.
Kenneth is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Bonita (Bonnie); daughter, Lori Shear of Fulton, Ill.;
son, Lance (Sue) of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Tiffiny, Tanner, Cooper and Samantha; great-grandson Drake; sisters, Beverly (Carl) Achey of Lisbon and Shirley (Howard) Morehead of Camanche; 27 nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lydia Schoff; father and mother-in-law, Edward and Edna Forest; and brothers, Wayne, Melvin, and Stanley.
Kenneth was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Lisbon. He graduated from Lisbon High School in 1946 and was a staff sergeant in the Air Force in 1948-52. Following his military service, he was an electrician and plumber at Schoff Construction in Lisbon.
Ken was a hard worker and always kept busy, taking great pride in growing fruits and vegetables and maintaining a perfect lawn when living on the family's farm south of Mount Vernon. When he wasn't helping family and friends whenever they had a need, Ken enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S., attending community events in Mount Vernon and Lisbon and spending time with his grandkids, which he treasured.
In addition, he loved to play cards late into the night with his sisters/brothers and their spouses, educate himself on local and U.S. history, and follow the Hawkeyes, Cyclones and Mustangs, whatever the sport. An avid auto enthusiast, Ken also liked to watch sports car races either on TV or in person at his favorite track, Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kenneth's memory may be directed to the Mount Vernon Community Wellness Center fundraising campaign or the Lisbon History Center.
As per his wishes, there will be no funeral service. Instead, online condolences can be left at www.iowacremation.com.