Kenneth "Bob" Idler
August 4, 1921 ~ May 2, 2015
Kenneth “Bob” Idler, age 93 of Ionia, IA passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Floyd County Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Kenneth was born August 4, 1921 the son of Frank and Ida (Hundt) Idler. He attended Chickasaw School in Chickasaw, IA. On October 24, 1944 he was united in marriage to Darlene Bigelow. Following their marriage the couple resided near Charles City, The couple moved to Ionia in 1947. In 1959 the couple built a new home east of Bassett. Bob, his brother Vern and wife Darlene owned and operated the Skelly Filling Station and Garage in Ionia. Following the filling station, Bob and his brother owned and operated Idler Bros. Tiling. Around 1975 Bob, his son Lynn and son-in-law Dennis George operated Idler and Sons Tiling until he retired in 1985. In 1991 Bob and Darlene completed building a new home west of Bassett where he was currently residing. Kenneth was known for his love of auto racing. He supported Lynn #146 in Stock Car racing by helping build and maintain cars for many years. He is survived by his children; Joy (Dennis)George, of Springfield, TN, Lynn(Sandra) Idler of Ionia, IA; 1 granddaughter; 3 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren; niece; Bonnie Lore of Ionia, IA; great-niece Michelle Winter of Ionia, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Darlene; 2 sisters; and 9 brothers.