Stephen G. Kalkbrenner
INDEPENDENCE– Stephen G. Kalkbrenner, 68, of Littleton, IA died on Saturday August 12, 2017, at his home in Littleton.

Stephen was born on September 3, 1948 in Wall, South Dakota the son of Louis and Eunice (Fuller) Kalkbrenner. He graduated from Jesup High School and later received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Iowa State University. He also studied at the University of Northern Iowa pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Policy. On October 2, 1976 he married Ruth Sandra McKeen at the Jubilee Church in Jesup, IA, and they made their home in Oelwein, IA. They later moved to Littleton, IA in 1985. He worked as a machinist for many years throughout the country. After working at John Deere for seventeen years he retired in 2016.

He enjoyed working with his hands and his mind. Wood carving, inventing things, and writing were his favorite activities.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, Littleton, IA, four children; Aaron (Abby) Kalkbrenner, Waterloo, IA, Christopher “Kit” (Nicole) Kalkbrenner, Vinton, IA, Anna Kalkbrenner, and Gabriel (Alissa) Kalkbrenner, Dubuque, IA, two grandchildren, two sisters; Brandi Cole, Walker, MN, and Mary Lehr, Waterloo, IA, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Carol Ballard, and a brother Vernon Kalkbrenner.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 3 PM to 6 PM Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Littleton & Chattem Historical Society, 601 State St., Littleton, IA. A Military Honors Service will be held at 6 PM.

To leave an on-line condolence please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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