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John Kennerk

July 29, 1946 ~ December 10, 2020 (age 74)

Obituary

John Kennerk, age 74 of Lynwood, IL passed away December 10, 2020.  John is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anne Kennerk nee Creevy; children Cathy (Allen) Forbes, Jack (Molly) Kennerk, Phillip (Amy) Kennerk and Steve Kennerk; siblings, Judy (late Pete) Finke, Harry (Linda) Kennerk, Hannah (late Dick) Wilson, Steve (Carol) Kennerk, Dan (Sally) Kennerk and Tom Kennerk; grandchildren, Tripp Forbes, Donovan Forbes, Maryanne Forbes; many nieces, nephews and brother-in-law to many.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Helen Kennerk and brother Tim Kennerk.

John was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a Parish Council Member at St. John Church where he was a member for 30 years.  He worked as a Quality Control Manager for the construction of the Orange Line.

John loved all of the holidays, family reunions, was an outdoorsman and was most proud of the title of "Grandpa Kennerk."  He enjoyed gardening, canning and traveling and always looked forward to that cup of Irish Coffee.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. John Catholic Church, 301 South Cottage Grove Avenue in Glenwood, Illinois with Rev. Marty Zielinski officiating.  Friends are invited to visit with the family directly at St. John Catholic Church also on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 10:00 AM until time of Mass at 11:00 AM.  Burial will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date. A live stream of the Funeral Mass will be available at https://asimplestreaming.com/kennerk

At the request of the family, memorial donations may be made to Priests Retirement Fund, The Honor Flight or to the Catholic Extensions. The Church requests that everyone wear a face covering and to practice social distancing.

Funeral Service were entrusted to LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Avenue, Hammond, Indiana. For further information, please contact LaHayne Funeral Home at 219/ 845-3600.

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 16, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint John Catholic Church
301 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Glenwood, IL 60424

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
December 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Saint John Catholic Church
301 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Glenwood, IL 60424

Video is available for this event


Donations

Priests' Health and Retirement Fund
1400 South Wolf Road Building 3 Floor 2, Hillside IL 60162
Tel: 1-708-449-8026
Web: http://www.archchicago.org

Honor Flight
Box L-4016, Columbus OH 43260
Tel: 1-937-521-2400
Web: http://www.honorflight.org

Catholic Extension
150 South Wacker Drive Suite 2000, Chicago IL 60606
Tel: 1-800-842-7804
Web: http://www.catholicextension.org

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