Thomas John Kennedy

Thomas John Kennedy

Birth
Turner County, South Dakota, USA
Death 22 Feb 1988 (aged 70)
Canby, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 98217662 · View Source
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Clear Lake--Funeral services for Thomas John Kennedy 70, Clear Lake, who died Feb. 22 in a Canby, Minn. hospital, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Congrgational Church in Clear Lake. The Rev. Donald Davies will officiate.
Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetary at Clear Gary with military graveside rites by the Charles Curry American Legion of Clear Lake. Honorary pallbearers will be Loren Harms, Lawrence Krause, Tommy Cox, David Kluckman, and Henry Goldbeck. Active pall bearers will be Larry Berg, Jerry and Don Denekamp, Leonard Prins, Donald Grabow and Ronald Stangeland.

Visitation will be in the Eng Funeral Home in Clear Lake Wedsday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and in the church Thursday preceding the services.

Mr. Kennedy was born Dec. 2, 1917, on a farm in Turner County to John and Mary (Elleson) Kennedy. He moved with his family to a farm northwest of Gary and attended rural schools. He married Lorraine Wiswall Nov. 20, 1942 at Long Beach, Calif,

He served in anti-aircraft unit in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the Aleutions and was also stationed in Alaska, Teas, and Oklahoma. The couple were residents of Clear Lake for a short time before moving to his parents farm 10 miles east of Tunerville. In 1962 they moved to a farm northwest of Gary.
In 1967, the couple moved into Clear Lake and Mr. Kennedy was employed by the Deuel County Hihway Department untill 1983. He was a member of Charles Curry Post 48.

He is survivd by his wife; two sons Victor of Anchorage, Alaska and Bill of Valdez, Alaska; a brother Donald of Rapid City; four sisters, rose Tarrel of Wadena, Minn. Lillian Kennedy of Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Vernon Haugan of Sioux Falls and Marcella Roberts of Fairbanks, Alaska; and nine grandchildren.
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  • Created by: Roger Baer
  • Added: 3 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98217662
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas John Kennedy (2 Dec 1917–22 Feb 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98217662, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Roger Baer (contributor 46848553) .