May 29, 2003

(3/26/1950 - 5/28/2003)

Kenneth E. Aldridge, 53, of Webster City, IA, died May 25, 2003, at the Hamilton Hospital in Webster City, IA.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at 1:30 p.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church in Webster City, IA, with Reverends Brian Carter and Bill Kem officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA. Visitation was May 27 and will be held Wednesday, May 28, after 11:00 a.m. at the church. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by the Webster City Police Department and American Legion Post #191.

Kenneth Edward Aldridge, son of Henry and Dorothy Runquist Aldridge, was born March 26, 1950, at Lancaster, MO.

He graduated from Scotland County High School at Memphis, MO, in 1968. He served with the U.S. Army - Artillery as a weapons specialist at Anchorage, AK, from May 1969 to April 1971.

On September 3, 1972, he married Colleen Miller at Webster City, IA.

From 1971 to 1973, he had worked for P.M. Place in Missouri, Motorola in Illinois, Ben Franklin in Webster City, IA, and K-Mart in Fort Dodge, IA. In 1973, he started with the Webster City Police Department, attending the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Des Moines, IA, in February of 1975. He retired in 2002 because of failing health.

Mr. Aldridge is survived by Colleen Aldridge of Webster City, IA; daughters, Tonya Aldridge of Houston, TX, and Kendra Aldridge of Ankeny, IA; granddaughter, Megan Bohlen; special friends, Todd Bohlen of Houston, IA; Jake Wignall of Ankeny, IA; sisters, Barbara Garrett of Moberly, MO, and Linda Aldridge of Memphis, MO; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alberta Kaldenberg.

He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, Iowa State Police Association and was a police firearms instructor.

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