Kenneth L. Scull, known by his friends as “Red Fox,” 78, of Lynn-ville, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at his home with his family by his side and under the care of Grinnell Regional Hospice.
A memorial service was held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23, at Lynnville Friends Church with Pastor Jamie Bogaard officiating. Interment was in Woodland Cemetery in Lynnville. Memorials may be designated to the Kenneth L. Scull Memorial Fund and mailed in care of Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, IA 50112.
Kenneth Lee Scull was born the son of Martina (Hanson) and Louis Scull, Jr. on Jan. 27, 1940, in Lynnville. He lived in Lynnville most of his life.
Ken was united in marriage to Darlene Cook on June 29, 1963, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They were blessed with five children: Gregory, Kristine, LeAnn, and the twins Stephanie and Steven. Ken worked as a mason for Geurts and Schmidt Construction in Sully. In later years, he worked as a finish painter at Parson’s Mfg. in Newton. He also worked at Farm Hand and retired from Iowa Telecom in Grinnell. He was a member of Lynnville Friends Church.
Ken’s family was his life, and he always worked hard to provide for them. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and going to races at Knoxville Raceway. In the fall, Ken enjoyed coon hunting and sold his coon pelts to provide Christmas gifts for his children. He will be remembered for the love of his family, for his kind, caring, selfless way, and his love of telling stories.
Ken is survived by his wife of 55 years, Darlene Scull of Lynnville; five children: Gregory (Jane) Scull of Anniston, AL, Kristine Potter of Marlboro, MA, LeAnn (Dana) Pederson of Grinnell, Stephanie Wilson of Grinnell, and Steven Scull of Lynnville; eight grandchildren: Elizabeth and Emily Scull, Jacklyn Potter, Samantha and Katherine Pederson, Tyler and Linsey Wilson, and Jason (Jordan) Scull; and one great-grandchild, Timber Scull. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Randy Scull; and a sister, Norma Blair.