Obituaries

McKenzie R. Farmer

May 16, 2021
Farmer, McKenzie retouched

Services

Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Dunkerton High School (509 S. Canfield Road, Dunkerton, Iowa)

Visitation

3:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel - 3146 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family

Biography

McKenzie “Kenzie” Rae Farmer, 15, of Dunkerton, was taken too soon on May 16, 2021 as a result of an auto accident. 

She was born on December 2, 2005 in Waterloo; the daughter of Chancey Edward Farmer and Tiffany Marie Tiedt. 

She was finishing her freshman year at Dunkerton High School. 

McKenzie was a shining light. Not only was she beautiful but had a beautiful, kind, and gentle soul. Her honesty and affinity to speak her mind allowed her to share her beliefs genuinely and sincerely. She was passionate and stood firm in her principles – a true leader. McKenzie was open hearted and generous, eager to defend when she saw injustice. She was an advocate and supporter of Women’s Rights as well as the Black Lives Matter movement. She was known for her tremendous sense of humor and strong political views. McKenzie was hoping to make a change in the world, and she made a difference to anyone that knew her. She was an amazing daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend. 

She is survived by her mother, Tiffany Tiedt of Dunkerton; father, Chancey Farmer of Vinton; step-mom, Brittany Tharp of Marion; brother, Dayton Farmer of Dunkerton; sisters, Kya Farmer and Amya Farmer both of Marion; maternal grandfather Allen Tiedt of Waterloo; maternal grandmother, Shirley (Charlie) Bentley of Centerville; paternal grandmother, Irene Farmer of Evansdale; uncle, Cory (Sarah) Levendusky of Cedar Falls; aunts, Staci (Chad) Frush of Elk Run Heights, Emmy (Craig) Williams of Independence, Tasha (Ken) Packard of LaVergn, TN, Leah (Chad) Morgan of Waterloo, and Tenille (Jeremy Fish) Marovets of Dunkerton; and many cousins. 

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  1. Lori Fio | May 21, 2021

    My deepest condolences to Kenzie's entire family. Tiffany, I have no words to adequately express my heartfelt sympathies and heartbreak surrounding Kenzie's passing. We knew and loved her from a far (California). Certainly a joy to watch grow into a shining young women. Senselessly taken too soon from this world, but left a mark on so many hearts while she was with us. You are in my thought, and I pray you find the strength you need through this difficult time and beyond. Love, Lori


  2. Deb Miller | May 21, 2021
    Sending my deepest sympathy to Kenzies family. I was a paraeducator at Dunkerton the last two years, in the library. Kenzie was always nice. I am holding all of you in prayer at this very difficult time. 

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