Kevin L. Fernau
JESUP- Kevin L. Fernau, 60, of Jesup, IA, died on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at UnityPoint – Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, IA.

Kevin was born on November 28, 1960, in Independence, IA the son of Oscar “Bud” and Alice (Kerkove) Fernau. He grew up in Jesup, IA along with his five sisters. In 1979, he graduated from the Jesup High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force. He moved to North Carolina for several years, before he made his home in Yankton, SD in the early 1990s. He worked as a machinist there for over 30 years. In 2018, Kevin moved back to Jesup, IA to be closer to his family. He loved to work, and he continued to work as a machinist at Pries Enterprises in Independence.

He is survived by a son Richard Fernau, his sisters, LuAnn Hefling, Chattaroy, WA, Gail (Daryl) Christiansen, Jesup, IA, Cheryl (Duane) Beatty, Independence, IA, Brenda (Jim) Widner, Jesup, IA, and Donna (Troy) Pint, Jesup, IA, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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