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Kenneth Richard Schaper, 83, of Ankeny passed away peacefully at his home October 2, 2016.
A visitation will be held 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016, with a Celebration of his life service to be held at 6:30, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).
Ken was born April 10, 1933 on the family farm near State Center, Iowa, and he graduated from Green Mountain High School.
He then served his country with the United States Coast Guard from 1953 to 1957. During that time he was a radio man, and served on the Westwind 281 from 1954-1955.
Upon his return to the States, he worked full time at the Rock Island Railroad, and at the same time attended Drake University as a full time student. He graduated from Drake with a Bachelor's degree in 1961.
Ken was an enrolled agent with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service from 1962 to 1990, when he retired.
After retiring, he returned to work for Mr. Tax of America until 2007.
In the early 1990's, he purchased a farm near Milo, in Warren County.
Besides the farm, his other interests were reading, ham radio, tractors, the St. Louis Cardinals, and watching his granddaughter play softball.
He was a member of Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny.
Ken is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nanci; daughter, Paige Sterling, and a son David; 4 grandchildren, Sashia, Brendan, Kate, and Maddy; 1 brother Allen; 2 sisters, Lois Dickerson, and Ardis Winters, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister Carolyn Olsen, and 2 infant sisters Linda & Delora.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a veteran's memorial in honor of Ken.