Kenneth Hatch

Kenneth Hatch, 56, of Gladbrook, Iowa, passed away on the evening of March 21, 2024, surrounded by his family. 

Services for Kenneth will be Thursday, March 28, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Following services, he will be laid to rest at Badger Hill Cemetery.  Following the burial there will be a luncheon held at Peace United Church of Christ. A visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, March 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Peace United Church of Christ. Memorials in Kenneth’s name may be directed to the family for later designations. For additional information or to send condolences, please visit or call 641-844-1234. 

Kenneth Lee Hatch was born September 19, 1967, in Grundy Center. He was the middle of three children born to Gordon and Sharon (Harms) Hatch. He grew up in rural Gladbrook and graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1986.  He furthered his education and received his Associate of Applied Science degree from Hawkeye Community College.  He spent time on the wheat run and worked on a large feedlot operation in Kansas.  He also worked as a heavy equipment operator for Peterson Contractors before starting his farming career.   

Kenneth was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart and neighbor, Shelleen Lynch on May 29, 1993. From their union two daughters, Shelton and Kerrigan were born. He was a farmer through and through working the land. Kenneth stayed active within the Gladbrook Community and was involved with the Masonic Lodge and was a lifelong member of Peace United Church of Christ.  He served on many boards including the church, Badger Hill Cemetery and Mid-Iowa Cooperative.  In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, going snowmobiling, especially out west in the mountains with his little brother, camping at the Iowa State Fair, riding motorcycles and dirt bikes and visiting friends. 

Kenneth was especially proud of his daughters and enjoyed attending their many activities.  He was fortunate to have his soon-to-be nurse, Kerrigan, by his side in his final days and was at peace with her presence.  He was proud to have Shelton and Mitchell moving to Gladbrook to carry on his farming operation.  This also provided him with comfort and peace.   

Keneneth is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Shelleen Hatch; his children, Shelton (Mitchell) Hoefling and Kerrigan Hatch; his mother, Sharon Hatch (Bill); and siblings, Joy (Brett) McLain and Dan (Kori) Hatch; nieces and nephews, Ashley (Ben) Boydstun, Brittany (Joel) Williams, Tanner (Daisy) Hatch, Mackenna Hatch and Alyssa Hatch.  Also survived by his mother-in-law, Darbie Lynch; sister-in-law, Sheresa Lynch (Tyler German). 

He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Hatch; father-in-law, Mark Lynch; and grandparents Mary and Gilbert Dahms and Kenneth and Wilma Hatch.


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