John Kinkade, 92, of Sac City, passed away Friday, October 26, in the family home surrounded by his loved ones including his wife of 69 years.
John Martin Kinkade was born August 10, 1920, in Sac City, to John Martin Kinkade and Blanche Kinkade (Hoffmann). He had an idyllic childhood in Sac City with his brother George and many childhood friends.
After graduating from Sac City High School he enlisted in the Army. He married Mary Alice Burgess October 18, 1943, in Riverside, Calif. Two weeks later he was shipped out to the Pacific for 2 years. He was awarded a Purple Heart after his ship was sunk in the South Pacific.
After returning from the war, he and Mary moved to the family farm in Sac County where they raised 4 children. They worked the land for over 40 years surrounded by the caring neighbors of Douglas Township.
John Kinkade is survived by his wife Mary; son John(Jack) (Nancy) Kinkade; daughters: Nancy (Tom) Aspelund, Marilyn Kinkade and Dorothy (Jeff) Archer; 8 grandchildren: Amy (Diego) Melchert, Melissa (Kyle) Lambrecht, Matt (Sender) Aspelund, Katie (Mike) Harper, Austin Archer, Alex Archer, Sharon (Sundei) Patagoc, John (Tara) Kinkade; 13 great grandchildren: Parker, Cooper, Luke, Emmi, Layni, John, Aubrey, Olivia, Henry, Addie, Altai, Oyuna, and Kaden; nephew Jim Bullock; and great nieces and nephews: Holly, Heather, Nicole, James and Natalie. As well as many dear friends including: Bert, Skip, Brad, Jalene, Mark Wayt and families; Jackie, Terry, Carl, Carrie and Pat Duffy; Lori and Heather VanAhn; David and Wilma Talbot; and countless others who he loved.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, nephew Robert Bullock and niece Colleen Bullock.
John Kinkade loved Iowa. He enjoyed walking his dogs Ebony and Ike through the streets of Sac City. He was an avid hiker and gardener. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed greatly. He made the ordinary extraordinary.
The family wishes to offer a special thank you to Sac County Health Services and Loring Family Hospice.
Per his wishes, his body was donated to science. There will be no services, however the family will accept condolences and greet friends at their home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home of Sac City.