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Kenton Krusor

January 21, 1941 - September 14, 2019

Burial Date September 19, 2019

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Kenton E. Krusor

1941 – 2019

Kenton Eugene Krusor of Winthrop, Iowa passed into the hands of the Lord on Saturday, September 14, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.


Kenton was born January 21, 1941 in Rock Port, Missouri, the son of James Wesley Krusor and Mary Frances (Nauman) Krusor.  He is survived by his son, Blaine Krusor from Seattle, Washington; a sister, Nina Sue (Krusor) Heits, Mound City, MO; a sister-in-law, Sondra Davis of Nevada, MO and many nieces, nephews and friends.


He graduated from Rock Port High School in 1959 and Tarkio College in 1963. He received his teaching degree and taught Science in Craig, MO; Nodaway Valley in Iowa; Roosevelt Roads NAS of the Antilles Consolidated School System, Puerto Rico where he met the love of his life, Rita. He then taught 30 years at East Buchanan Schools where he taught Physics, Chemistry and coached football and golf. He loved teaching students and sharing his love of the sciences.  After his retirement, he volunteered many hours keeping stats for the East Buchanan football team.


Kenton married Rita Gehrs on December 30, 1967 in Springfield, MO. They lived and made their home in and around the Winthrop and Quasqueton, Iowa area for all of their 47 years of married life, both teaching at East Buchanan.


He was a member of the Masons and Shrine.  He was also very active in the Church of Christ United in Winthrop singing in the choir, a member of “The Accidentals” quintet, and served on numerous committees and Administrative Board.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Rita; an infant son, Brian James Krusor and a brother, James Krusor.


A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, September 19 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ United in Winthrop, Iowa.  Burial will be at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Buchanan County Animal Rescue, an organization of the givers choice, or to the discretion of the family.