Kenneth Busby

  • Born: July 14, 1948
  • Died: August 17, 2019
  • Location: Huxley, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth Fay Busby passed away, August 17, 2019 surrounded by loved ones at Iowa Methodist Medical Center after a long battle with liver disease. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 3-6 p.m. at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd).
Kenny was born July 14, 1948 to Charles and Lillian Busby and was a life-long resident of Huxley, Iowa. On October 6, 1967 Kenny married his high-school sweetheart, Barbara Schmidt and together they had two children, Kymberli Faye and Bryce Charles.
He was employed by CED Electric for 37 years where he made life-long friends with fellow employees and customers.
In 1994 he received a life-saving liver transplant. That gift of life gave him twenty-five more years in which he was able to experience the joy of six grandchildren, many memorable fishing trips and valuable time to enjoy shared hobbies with his beloved wife, Barb.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years (Barb); children Kym (Barry) and Bryce (Shannon); six grandchildren (Mitchell, Lauryn, Reese, Landon, Ryker and Ayla); sister and brother in law Chris and Jeff Schreck; sister in law Diane Claus and niece, Suzee Schmidt and nephews Rob Schmidt and Tom Busby.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alpha 1 Foundation.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Kym and family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad My heart goes out to you.

Posted by Cathy Lewis - Des Moines, IA - Friend   August 26, 2019

Buzz was a great person & we all enjoyed him as our salesman/friend and knowing Barb as well! Melinda Strable & everyone from Ron's Electric & Plbg Inc

Posted by A friend   August 21, 2019

I love the many fishing stories my dad, Butch, has shared throughout the years ... they had a special kinship that will always be cherished!
Thinking of and sending love to you all!

Posted by Tracy (Fenn) Ferguson-Heintz - Las Vegas, NV - Family Friend   August 21, 2019

Beyond a thoughtful neighbor, Ken always brightened any day with chitchat, a good sense of humor. We will deeply miss his friendly smile & wave from our porches and his john dere lawn tractor. His blessings of friendship will live in our hearts and neighborhood for a long time.

Posted by Neal & Cathy Tieck - Huxley, IA - Neighbor   August 21, 2019

I have so many good times with Buzz that I will never forget. Looked forward to Buzz, Brent and I meeting at Sambettis. I don't care if he was as poor of cribbage player as me I will miss Buzz for as long as I live.

Posted by Butch Fenn - Dallas Center, IA - Friend   August 21, 2019

Buzz was our electric Salesman for as long as I can remember. I worked at Ron's Electric in Ankeny for 32 years. The man had a heart of gold also loved to laugh. Loved his family!! This is sad news for all who knew him :( God Bless to the whole family!!!!

Posted by Ron Cox - Ankeny, IA - friend   August 21, 2019

Will never forget your contribution of dented inventory back in 1966 it was life you forever my friend

Posted by Randi Allen-Martin - Laguna Hills, CA   August 21, 2019

Ken was always fun to be around.
Craig Payne
Retired Polk Co. Bldg. Inspector

Posted by Craig Payne - Mitchellville, IA   August 21, 2019

What a great guy who loved his family dearly. We will miss his good nature and sense of humor. Deepest condolences to Ken's family.

Posted by Steve & Sharon Luellen - Bouton, IA - Friend   August 20, 2019

My condolences to the entire Busby family.

Posted by Jill Emehiser - Friend   August 20, 2019