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Kenneth C. Kenyon

June 15, 2018
Emmetsburg News

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kenneth C. Kenyon of Emmetsburg was Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg.

Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mallard. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Clarence Kenyon, son of Albert Layton and Margaret (Kyne) Kenyon was born June 17, 1919 in Turin, IA. He was a 1936 graduate of Rodman High School.

Following his education, Ken joined the United States Army in May, 1941. During his over three and one half years of World War II service, he fought and served in five countries: Ireland, Africa, Italy, Germany and France. He served in many battles throughout the war, and in July, 1945, Ken was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.

After the war, Ken returned to Mallard to farm. On Oct. 7, 1946, he was united in marriage to Margaret Wollner at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. To this union, eight children were born.

Ken and Margaret farmed near Mallard for many years. In 1984, they moved to Palmer Street in Emmetsburg. Ken continued to farm as long as he could. At the age of 88, he ran the combine in the 2008 fall harvest.

Ken was a member of Holy Family Catholic Parish, the Knight's of Columbus, Anderson-Eckert-Hersom Post #345 American Legion of Mallard, and Palo Alto County 4-H Extension where he served as a 4-H leader for many years when his children were young. He was also a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mallard.

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, Ken passed away at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. He was 98.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Mary Getman (Tim) of Cannon Falls, MN, John Kenyon (Bernie) of Mallard, Jerry Kenyon (Sue) of Spencer, and Therese Kenyon of Apple Valley, MN; 14 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret in 2005; son, Joseph Michael Kenyon; and three daughters: Josephine, Margaret and Ann Marie Kenyon; two brothers: Lyle and Edward Kenyon; and three sisters: Erma, Ina and Eileen.

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