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“Breta was the epitome of a true Christian! She was always genuinely caring and sincerely made everyone feel welcome to be around her! I feel very...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Madonna Bredahl-Kinkade - IA

“My sincere condolences to the Kinkade family. I feel privileged to have known Breta. She was a very warm and caring person, who loved to dress and...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dianne Appel Infantino - Omaha, NE

“Breta was such a warm, loving person. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the family. I know you can take comfort in the wonderful life she lived...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Stacy Wood - Kansas City, MO

“I too grew up in Creston and Salem. The Kincade's lived on the next street over from me. I remember Breta as a very loving person. The memorial on...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Karen (Lytle) VanCleave - AL

“May you draw close to God in prayer and find comfort in reading his Word. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“My sympathies to Breta's family. As I was reading the DM Register this morning, I saw a familiar name in the obituaries. My brother, Jim, and I...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Linnea Allen Holmer - Algona

“We are sorry to hear about your loss. May the God of all comfort comfort you and your family at this time. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I was Breta's pastor for the 10 years I served Salem Lutheran Church (1982-1992). It's been 21 years but I still remember her warm greetings, broad...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Rev. Dan Mixdorf - Eldridge, IA

“breta was very kind, sweet i will miss her tellen me about the good old days.i will miss her smile she had on her face and i will miss siten down...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: ash tucker - creston, IA

“Our deepest sympathy to the family. I have fond memories of Breta from the times youth would go caroling and the times she allowed me into her home...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Sherri - Prescott, IA - friend

Breta M. Kinkade, 94 of Creston died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Afton Care Center.

Services will be 10:30 a.m Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Salem Lutheran Church in Creston. Pastor Ben McIntire will officiate the service. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, with family receiving friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Wed., at Powers Funeral Home junction of highways 34 and 25 in Creston. Memorials are to the Salem Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at

Breta Miriam Elizabeth (Faust) Kinkade was born June 14, 1918 in Upsula, Sweden to John August Faust and Anny Marie (Moberg) Faust. Breta moved from Sweden when she was 6 years old and came through Ellis Island to Creston. Breta graduated from Creston High School in 1936.

On May 8, 1938, she was united in marriage to Harry William Kinkade in Creston. Before marrying, Breta worked at the Five and Dime Store in Creston. She then was a homemaker. Later, she worked for the Iowa State University Extension office, teaching nutrition to new young families. Breta received the Creston's Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award in 2009 for serving 35 years as a volunteer in the community. She helped with all aspects of the Creston Meal Site. She served as the Elected Older Iowa Legislature, representing Union and Adair counties from 1989 to 1993. In 1995, Congressman Jim Lightfoot asked Breta to represent Southwest Iowa at the White House Council on Aging in Washington, D.C. She also served three years on Southwest Iowa Transportation Board and Meals on Wheels Board of Directors from 1973 until it's dissolution. She also served on the Area XIV Agency on Aging Board of Directors and for her diligence, Area XIV designated a Volunteer Award and named it in her honor: The Breta Kinkade Distinguished Volunteer Service Award, a seven-county area award, received in 2009. Breta was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church of Creston.

Survivors include four sons, Michael (wife Vivian) Kinkade of Ankeny, Mark (wife Judy) Kinkade of Creston, James (wife Pam) Kinkade of Tulsa, Okla.and Tim (friend Kim) Kinkade of Pella; two daughters, Susanne (husband David) McCay of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Cynthia (husband Steve) Blakely of Keller, Tex,; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, George (wife Allie) Faust of Creston and a sister, Ellen Thayer of Council Bluffs; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Breta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry in 2003, a grandson Jeff Kinkade and a brother, Stewart Faust.