Obituaries

Herbert G. "Herb" Kane

Jun 11, 2020
Kane, Herbert

Services

A celebration of life will be held at a later date     

Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence

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3146 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo IA 50702

Biography

Herbert G. “Herb” Kane, 96, of Waterloo and formerly Evansdale, died Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his daughter’s home. 

He was born March 14, 1924 in Independence, the son of Fred and Alice (Plimpton) Kane.

Herb served in the United States Navy during WWII until his honorable discharge in 1946. 

He married Marie Blumenshine on May 1, 1947 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua; she preceded him in death on June 30, 1997.

Herb was employed as a machinist for 45 years at Chamberlain Manufacturing Corporation until his retirement in 1987.

He had been a member at First Reformed Church in Evansdale. He was a lifetime member of the Waterloo AMVETS Post 19 and Evansdale AMVETS post 31, and the VFW Post 1623. Herb had been a union steward for Black Hawk Lodge #1318 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. 

Survivors include his daughter, Candy (Jay) Nardini of Waterloo; son, Randy (Mary Kay) Kane of Raymond; four grandchildren, Lindsay (Michael) Messerer Jr., Kristen Kane, Landon Nardini, and Emily Kane; and three great-grandchildren, Rhiannon, Paisley, and Afton.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie; infant son, Larry Lee; four brothers, James “Chub,” Fred “Fritz,” William, and Richard “Dick” Kane; and two sisters, Edith Kennison and Thelma Burke-Eschweiler.  

Herb enjoyed playing bingo, solitaire on his tablet, the Black Hawk County Veteran dinners in the park, a good cup of coffee, fishing and playing pool. He had a glimmer in his eyes, a smile on his face, stories on his mind and a big heart that loved his family and friends.


 

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  1. Deb Lane | Jun 19, 2020

    Dear Candy & Family:

       I am sorry for your loss.  we used to be playmates yeeaarrss ago.  I have thought of you many times through the years.  

       I find comfort in carrying the love and memories with me always.  My best to you

     

                                                'Debbie Lane'

     

  2. Vapordeal Sanders, Ph.D | Jun 15, 2020
    I'm sending my condolences and holding you in prayer. Exodus 20:11 instructs the honoring of our father and mother. You certainly gave Mr. Kane great honor and I am soooo glad he was in your home during the last season of his life. God knows all things and worked it for good. May all that he prayed for his children continue to manifest. You were a blessing to him and it blessed me seeing it. Shaloam. 
  3. Judy Witt | Jun 15, 2020
    Oh Candy I am so happy that your dad was with you! I saw the clip on KWWL and know that was so hard. You and Jay are in my thoughts and prayers. πŸ™β€
  4. Barb Henkle | Jun 14, 2020
    i’m so sorry to read of Herb’s passing and so glad you were able to be together.  My first thought when I read this was β€œI wonder if you had been able to be with him.”  Herb was a great neighbor for many years and he certainly did always have a glimmer in his eye.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  RIP Herb and say hi to Marie for me.  β€οΈπŸ™
  5. La Von Kammerman | Jun 12, 2020
    So sorry for your loss.  I enjoyed seeing you at the nursing home when I went to visit my Aunt Shirley.  I am glad you took him to your house.  Then you didn't have to talk through the window anymore.   Blessings to you and your family!!!    Shirley misses seeing him, too.   Take care!!

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