Thursday, June 10, 2021 after a 3-year battle of Colon cancer Kevin Allen Morarend, age 65 of Guttenberg, passed away surrounded by his family. Kevin was born on June 16, 1955 in Prairie du Chien, WI. He was the son of Earl and Phyllis (Noack) Morarend.
Kevin grew up on a dairy/hog farm. He enjoyed farm life especially working in the fields driving Oliver and John Deere tractors. His favorite part of farming was making hay both small and big bales. Kevin was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran church in Garnavillo, IA. He served on church council and enjoyed working at the church food stand at the Clayton County Fair. Kevin went to school in Guttenberg where he graduated with the class of 1974. After graduating Kevin worked at Meuser’s Lumber yard and later at the sand mine in Clayton. In 1986 Kevin bought the family farm and his life as a full-time farmer began. On October 22, 1988 Kevin was united in marriage to Laura Kruse at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader, IA. Two children were born to this blessed union. He retired from milking in the spring of 2020. He continued to help his kids with all field work up until January 2021.
Kevin will be forever loved and cherished by his wife Laura; children Timothy (Ashley) Morarend & Hilliary Morarend; one grandson Easton; siblings: Karen (Steve) Smith, Caryles (Bonnie) Morarend & Steven (Mary) Morarend; brother-in-law Rick Young, Mother-in-law Carol Kruse, brother-in-law Troy Kruse, sister-in-law Nancy (Greg) McEowen; nieces and nephews Troy (Lynn) Smith & family, Jeff (Jessica) Smith & family, Chad (Kim) Morarend & family, Quinn (Cheryl) Morarend & family, Melissa (Brett) Ishman & family, Shane (Carol) Morarend, Hailey McEowen, Dustin McEowen, and two special nieces Emily and Katelyn Frey; his special pet Stella.
Kevin was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers in infancy; 2 sisters Leanna Morarend & JoAnn Young; father-in-law Irvin Kruse & sister-in-law Melissa Kruse, and special pet Cloey.
In Lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy the family has requested that memorials be made to Crossing Rivers Hospice, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo or Dollars for Scholars.
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