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I have had the priviledge in my forty-two years of business to travel from one end of this continent to the other, to meet with congretional delegations and other leaders who have shaped our country's past and future. Having said that, I have never met a human being with the content and character as a young man named Kevin Eblen from Creston, Iowa. Through all of his sucessess, and there were many, he remained the same wonderful young man that

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Posted by: Dave Driskell - Creston, IA - Family friend   Sep 28, 2012

Jacquie and family,
We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our 2 kids are also active in FFA. Lean on your family and friends at this time.


Posted by: Sharlene Shepherd Timm - Sac City, IA - friend   Sep 28, 2012

Growing up I had a few heros. Roy Rogers, Captain Knagaroo, Cookie Monster and Kevin Eblen. Standing in the auditorium in Kansas City when his name was announced made every one who had "Iowa" stitched into thier corduroy feel as though we could take on the world and succeed. After being elected to a state office I asked Kevin what was the most important lesson I could learn. He told me to always take time for people no matter how

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Posted by: Bryon Weesner - Dexter, IA - Past FFA member   Sep 28, 2012

Kevin was coming up through the FFA as I started my teaching career and I remember him from his various offices and then teaching in the South Central District at Centerville. He was a wonderful person and went on to be a role model for what one can become. My deepest sympathy to the family members of Kevin. You will be in my prayers.


Posted by: Dianne Strickler - Springville, IA - Former FFA advisor   Sep 28, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you Don and all of your family at this time of sorrow. I also have lost a son. God will help you through your loss and help heal the pain. Take care.


Posted by: Richard Agans - El Dorado, AR - went to school with Carolyn   Sep 28, 2012

Don, Carolyn, Jacquie & family, just heard of the loss of a great friend and my heart is broken. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May we all find comfort in the many wonderful memories that Kevin gave us. God Bless each of you.


Posted by: Doug Phillips 1985-86 State FFA President - Ohio - Kenton, OH - Friend   Sep 28, 2012

Kevin was a gift to the community. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers for Jacquie, kids, and all of Kevin's family and friends.

The Zimmerman Family, Beijing


Posted by: James Zimmerman - Beijing, China - Friend   Sep 28, 2012

We want to extend our sympathy to the Eblen and Rychnovsky families during this time of heavy hearts. Keep those great memories close to your heart and reflect back on them when the days are difficult. Stay close and lean on your family and your friends - we are all here for each of you.


Posted by: Lyle and Paula Rychnovsky - Rippey, IA - cousins   Sep 27, 2012

I wish to add my condolences to the immediate and extended family of Kevin Eblen. The emptiness that we feel now is a reminder of how significant Kevin's commitment to family, friends and a profession he loved really were. His enthusiasm for life for many of us as agricultural educators was seen through the eyes our young students just starting their experiences in the FFA and the endless possibilities that awaited them. The time for sorrow is today, but let

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Posted by: Craig Mcenany - Nevada, IA - Agricultural Educator - Iowa   Sep 27, 2012

Truely sad for losing Kevin Eblen, a great leader and an important friend to me. He played a significant role in past two years in my professional development. He trusted and empowered me in implementing our strategic initiatives. He was so funny, joking around the office and bringing laughters to everyone. Now those laughters can only be translated into ourpouring of tears. He made important impact on our Chinese business. His legacy will continue to benefit the agricultural industry, the Chinese farmers, the busines partners and the empoyees. Kevin, rest in peace!


Posted by: Michelle Nijun Duan - Kingston, Canada - Colleague and friend   Sep 27, 2012