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Albia, IA 52531
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“Brent I remember you as a young kid with your blonde hair. We used to wrestle have fun together I hope to visit you gravesite July 16. 2016 ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Serge Kingery - Wilton, NH

“Sorry I couldn't make it. Bubba was a great friend ! ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Dean Sime - Council Bluffs, IA

“Brent was a bright young man who had a lot of pride -- some might say attitude. He was a handsome, albeit cocky fellow -- especially when he let his...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Craig Reisser - Omaha, NE - Uncle

“I'm praying for you and your family real hard to reach out and let you know you are not alone. Nancy Taylor ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Taylor (Hansen) - KS

“Sending many thoughts and prayers to Brent's family and friends. So many stories keep coming to mind most make me laugh and i think Brent would be...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jen Brown - Council Bluffs, IA

“From our family to yours. We are saddened by the loss of a loved one. Hoping the 'Ironworker prayer' is part of the service. As he joins other...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Linda LaCroix - sac, CA

“rest in peace brent ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: robert m howie jr - IA

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8 of 19 | Posted by: Julie Fulkerson - Council Bluffs, IA

“My love and Prayers are with you Jill West &Family. So sorry for your loss & You Brent Kingery I Hope that You Can Rest In Peace Now Luv You Jill ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Pam Jones - Knoxville, IA - none

“So very sorry for your loss. God bless ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: teri mccusker (mayberry) - omaha, NE

“I wish I had words to lighten your agony But sometimes words are not enough. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: John Rash - Rock Port, MO

“Lana, I just heard about Brent. I am so sorry. Words just can't express the feeling of losing a child. My prayers are with you and your family....Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Taylor (Hansen) - KS

“25 years of friendship, going to the lake, bonfires, and getting stuck 4 wheeling, some of the best fun in the last 25 years of our lives. We will...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Shawn Sisler - Lovilia, IA

“They say find out who your friends are...well I found a brother, you never treated me nor I to you anything less than that, was that way since day...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: JARRED NICHOLS - hamilton, IA

“I knew bubba all my life he was a great uncle and i loved him alot i will miss him and his fun adventures we did camping hunting and fishing he was...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Dillon Sisler - Albia, IA

“Even though I had not seen Brent in a few years I remember him like I saw him yesterday. I remember him being so funny, tough and big hearted. His...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Ashtin Burk - Council bluffs, IA

“I've known Brent for 24 years I still am having a hard time accepting this last time we spoke we had lots of harsh words to say to one another.....if...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Alicia Johnson (red) - ollie, IA

“Brent was such a great man. He was one of the 1st people to really welcome our family when we bought our home in a new neighborhood. He always had...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Jessica Kendall - Albia, IA

“My prayers are with the family and friends that are struggling with this loss. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: jaime shelford - las vegas, NV


Brent Melvin Kingery, age 44, of Lovilia, passed away August 6, 2015.

Brent was born September 8, 1970 in Hamburg, Iowa. His parents were Dan and Lana (Brandt) Kingery. He attended school in Hamburg and earned his GED in 1992.

Brent and Stephanie Fugate Married in 1998. Their years in Council Bluffs were some of the best in Brent's life. In the mid 90's Brent became interested in welding and was accepted in the Local Union 67 Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program. He then was an ironworker journeyman in Local Union 21.

Brent loved sports, especially youth sports in Albia. Because of Jill West and her 3 children, he had the opportunity to pursue that passion as a some-time coach and spectator. He also was a Nebraska Cornhusker fan. He loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and golfing. Brent was an animal lover, especially dogs. Brent had a booming voice and a great sense of humor. He was generous, caring, and explosive. He had trouble keeping a driver's license but it never slowed down his passion to have and ride a Harley Davidson

Brent is survived by his mother Lana Brandt (Joe Kirk) of Hamburg, two siblings, Kate (Bill) Davidson of La Vista, Nebraska, John Kingery of Hamburg, three nieces, Cailee, Madison, and Elizabeth, one nephew, Daniel, grandmother, Barbra Brandt, and an uncle, Martin (Cindy) Brandt of Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Brent was preceded in death by his father Daniel Kingery and a beloved grandfather, Dellis Brandt.

A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Brent's family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hamburg, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Monroe County Youth Sports Federation or to Mt. Olive Cemetery Association in Hamburg.