Kenneth Osborn, 71, of Treynor, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the CHI Health in Council Bluffs. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson with Pastor Suzanne Gorhau officiating. Burial will be in the Carson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials: Treynor Fire and Rescue
Kenneth Floyd Osborn, one of three children of Floyd Edward and Violet Lavone (Schwinderman) Osborn, was born on July 2, 1946 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He graduated from Carson-Macedonia High School. He completed the Iowa State Winter Farming Short courses in (1965). He served in the Army Reserves (1966-1972). Ken was a life-long farmer in the Carson, Iowa area.
Ken and Joyce Marlene Fritz were married on February 26, 1967. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Michelle, Michael, and Mark.
Ken was a dedicated farmer who spent a majority of his time working his land. Whether he was tilling the soil or constructing conservation practices with his bulldozers. Ken helped develop and served as Director of Cornland Cattle Company. He was a longtime Farm Bureau Member. During his tenure, he held several positions in Farm Bureau. Ken was a grain farmer and livestock producer which included farrow to finish swine and had a large cow/calf operation. He took pride in his Simmental herd, as well as feeding cattle. Ken was a 4-H leader for over 10 years. He enjoyed being with his family and grandkids, who were his pride and joy.
Ken passed away at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs on October 22, 2017, at the age of 71 years, 3 months, and 21 days. He was preceded in death by his father Floyd Osborn in 2005.
Ken is survived by his mother, Violet Osborn of Griswold, IA; Joyce Osborn of Treynor, IA; children, Michelle Osborn of Treynor, IA, Michael Osborn and wife Kay of Los Angeles, CA, and Mark Osborn of Elkhorn, NE; seven grandchildren; siblings, Karen Green and husband Junior of Council Bluffs, IA, and Charles Osborn and wife Tonya of Carlisle, IA; other relatives; and a host of friends.
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