Kenneth Paul Iberg

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kenneth Paul Iberg, 60, of Collierville, Tenn., passed away Jan. 25, 2012, at his home, surrounded by close family members after bravely fighting cancer for the past 15 years.

Ken served four years in the U.S. Navy during the war in Vietnam and retired as a procurement specialist for the United States Postal Service after 36 years. Ken participated in the Piggott Relay for Life and sponsored his own team of "Ken's Kickers" in Tennessee.

Ken was born Aug. 5, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Viola Iberg of Plum City, Wisc., and Carl and Flora Milde of Piggott, Ark.

He is survived by his parents, Will and Carlene Iberg; wife, Mary; three children, Adrianne, Alex and Elliott; two sisters, Marsha and Colin Bell of Oban, Scotland, and Catherine and Clyde Standbridge of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and a brother, Gene and Glenda Iberg of St. Louis, Mo.

Due to the rarity of his type of cancer, Ken donated his body to Genesis Research in the hope that it could assist in finding a future cure.

A memorial service is to be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 4, with visitation at 2:30 p.m. and service at 3:30 p.m. at Balmoral Presbyterian Church, 6413 Quince Road 38119 in Memphis, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the West Tennessee Veterans Home in care of Patriot Bank, 8376 Highway 51 N., Millington, TN 38053, or to Balmoral Church.