"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Harold Kinkade

April 1, 1926—April 27, 2017

Harold L. Kinkade, 91, of Evansdale and formerly of Waterloo, died at Cedar Valley Hospice Home on Thursday, April 27, 2017. 

Harold was born on April 1, 1926 in Milford, Iowa, son of Leslie and Iola (Harris) Kinkade. 

He graduated from the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs in 1944. 

Harold married Mabel Mary Livingston on May 27, 1945 in Milford; she preceded him in death on June 20, 2015. 

He worked as a ham splitter and ham canner for Rath Packing Co. for more than 30 years before retiring. Harold was a member of the Iowa and National Association of the Deaf and President of Cedarloo Association of the Deaf. 

Harold was a handyman and a perfectionist when working on a project. He loved and lived for his wife and children. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and Great-Great-Grandfather. 

He is survived by: two sons, Darrell (Carol) Kinkade of Waterloo and Douglas Kinkade of Harpers Ferry; a daughter, Kathy (Kevin Olson) McCready of Evansdale; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Patty (Don) Billings of Sun City, CA; and a half-sister, April Kinkade of Milford. 

Harold was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Mabel; a great grandson, Justin Kinkade; a son in law, Donald McCready; three sisters, Ida Mae Rauss, Reva Ricker and Norma Jean Kruse; a brother, Roger Kinkade; a sister-in-law, Lillian MacTaggart, and a brother-in-law, Donald Livingston. 

There were funeral services for him at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Crossroads Church of the Nazarene: 3622 Hammond Ave., Waterloo.  Interment following the services at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Thanks to Kearns Funeral Service, Waterloo, Iowa, Norma Jean Mangrich and John Matthews for the information.