Maynard Max Kienast
Harriet Eleanor Kienast

October 14, 1928 - April 28, 2020
December 24, 1930 - April 4, 2020


Kienast family

Maynard Max Kienast
Maynard Max Kienast, 91, of Indianola, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2020, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Maynard chose to donate his body to the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine.

Maynard was born in his home October 14, 1928, in rural Audubon County, Iowa, to John and Emma (Braun) Kienast and attended country school at Lincoln No. 3.
Maynard married Eleanor Lowcock on November 11, 1955, in Manning, Iowa. They were married for 65 years until her passing just 24 days ago on April 4, 2020.

A few years into their marriage they became crop farmers and later added animals to their farming. Maynard spent most of his working career working at Farm Implement (John Deere) in Indianola. He retired from the Iowa Packing House in Des Moines.

Maynard was devoted to the Lord and read the Bible every day. He loved to plant a garden with a variety of fruits and vegetables. His hard work paid off in canning that would last the whole year through for his family. He loved to be outside when possible. When that was not possible, he liked to sit in his sun room enjoying the scenery.

Maynard is survived by his sons; Dwight (Brenda) and Davy (Lori Morris), daughters; Kathy (Kevin) Foutch and Amy (John) Marshall, grandchildren; Stacy (Steven) Launsdale, Steven Kienast , Jonathan (Jenny) Foutch, Jessica Foutch, Joseph (Noel) Foutch, Michael Foutch (Sharhia Wiese), Pamela (Junior) Louis, Jason (Cassie) Butler, Allen (Lacy) Butler, Ben (Alexis) Butler, Davy (Crystal) Kienast, Vanessa (Steven) Borror, and Brittney (Zach) Schamerhorn, and 31 great-grandchildren.

There are no events scheduled.

Memorials in Maynard's name can be made to Taylor House in Des Moines.
Online condolences can be made at www.petersonfuneralservice.com


Page 146 of the Manning Schools history book

Circa 1943

Back: Virgil Book, ??, LeRoy Kienast, Maynard Kienast, Elmer Kienast
Middle: Mary Ann Rothfolk, Ruby Book, ?Swank?, Madonna Steen, ?Carter?
Front: ??, Leland Kienast, ??, ??

Moving the original Lincoln No. 3 school building to the Dammann farm place (section 5 of Lincoln Township) which is presently owned by Tim & Joni (Siepker) Kienast at 1121 110th Street.
During the moving of the school house it got stuck in the "V" cut of the road so the workers had to dig out the sides of the road embankment before they could continue. When they arrived at the Dammann farm, the school house was to be positioned at the top of a hill. Large hay ropes were hooked to the front of the Oil Pull tractor which was still hooked to the school house. The ropes ran through pulleys which were attached to a group of trees at the top of the hill and the 2 smaller tractors pulled on the ropes going "downhill" to assist the larger tractor going up the hill with the school. This school building was torn down several years ago.

Harriet Eleanor Kienast

Harriet Eleanor Kienast, 89, of Indianola, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2020, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Eleanor had selflessly decided to donate her body to the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine.

Eleanor was born December 24, 1930, on a farm in Powersville, Missouri, to Ralph and Bessie (Ford) Lowcock. She went to High School there as well. Eleanor then went to Business College in Chillicothe, Missouri. She met Maynard Kienast in Guthrie center while working for a produce company. She worked in the office and Maynard drove an egg truck. On November 11, 1955, Eleanor and Maynard wed in Manning, Iowa. They stayed married for 65 years until her passing. Throughout her marriage she worked at Woolco in Des Moines and Walmart in Indianola. Her most important job was raising her 4 children.

Eleanor loved being with her family. She enjoyed reading the bible, sewing, crocheting, gardening, canning, and fishing. Eleanor loved to listen & sing southern gospel music. She also loved playing board and card games with her children and grand-children.

She is survived by her husband Maynard Max Kienast, sons; Dwight (Brenda) and Davy (Lori Morris), daughters; Kathy (Kevin) Foutch and Amy (John) Marshall, grandchildren; Stacy (Steven) Launsdale, Steven Kienast , Jonathan (Jenny) Foutch, Jessica Foutch, Joseph (Noel) Foutch, Michael Foutch (Sharhia Wiese), Pamela (Junior) Louis, Jason (Cassie) Butler, Allen (Lacy) Butler, Ben (Alexis) Butler, Davy (Crystal) Kienast, Vanessa (Steven) Borror, and Brittney (Zach) Schamerhorn, and 31 great-grandchildren.

There are no events scheduled.

Memorial in Eleanor's name can be made to the Dementia Foundation or Taylor House.
Online condolences can be made at www.petersonfuneralservice.com


Gilbert, Elmer, Harvey holding LeRoy, Maynard


Leland, LeRoy, Maynard, Elmer, Harvey, Gilbert, Emma


Taken in front of the Lincoln Township Trinity Church


Taken on the Kienast farmplace


Family photo taken at Lyden Studio in Manning.


John & Emma (Braun) Kienast wedding certificate


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