King of Durant will be honored at a family dinner to celebrate his 85th birthday. He was born Dec. 23, 1926, and married Jean Marten in 1948. She died in 1984.
Mr. King was a truck driver and owned and operated H.F. Kroeger Trucking
His children are Marilyn (Butch) Thomas, Davenport; Marge LaMaack, Council Bluffs; Maxine (Jim) Baker and Myla (Jim) Olson, all of Boone; and Marsha (Pat) Foster, Plymouth, Ill. His grandchildren are Laurie Boemecke, Sheri Paper, Ken Pennock, David LaMaack, Mindy Faber, Scott and Eric Baker, Jessica Shoopman, Jake Foster, and Mandy Leslie, and Sara and Kasey Foy. He also has 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.